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Virginia Health Inspector Quits Amid Complaints About Deeds Probe

Citing interference, Virginia's lead mental health inspector quits amid complaints about official meddling in the probe of events which preceded the attack on Sen. Creigh Deeds by his son.

In a resignation letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, G. Douglas Bevelacqua wrote if he "were responsible for publishing the report it would have been issued weeks ago and it would have contained conclusions that were removed because they were considered speculative or too emotional."

And that revisions by his boss would "diminish the report's'' value as the state reviews the Nov. 19 attack on Sen. Creigh Deeds.

Austin "Gus'' Deeds attacked his father with a knife at their remote homestead in Bath County, leaving the elder Deeds with deep slashes on his face. His 24-year-old son then committed suicide.

Gus Deeds had been released from an expired emergency custody order 13 hours before the attack.

Inspector General Michael Morehart did not immediately respond.

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Jack Davis, Cartoonist Who Helped Found 'Mad' Magazine, Dies

Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for Jack Davis to move from Georgia to New York.
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Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.
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The Politics Hour – LIVE from Slim's Diner!

This special edition of the Politics Hour is coming to you live from Slim's Diner from Petworth in Northwest D.C.

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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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