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Heroin: Trends Locally And Nationally

Academy Award-winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday from an apparent heroin overdose, highlighting a resurgence in the use of the drug nationally. It's a trend evident locally, as deaths around our region tied to heroin make headlines. Last summer, a McLean, Va., high school student died after injecting heroin while on a common antihistamine. We look at what's fueling the rise in use, particularly among teens and young adults in this region.

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A Biography Of Your Cubicle: How This Became The Modern Workplace

The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It's a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.
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California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons

Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.
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Report Decries A Cozy Relationship Shared By DHS And Watchdog

A Senate panel released a report Thursday that criticizes the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security. It accuses him of repeatedly compromising his independence.
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Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.

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