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New Drug Czar Tackles Weed, Prescription Pain Pills

Robert Siegel talks to Michael Botticelli, acting head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, about battling drug abuse at a time when drug laws are changing around the country.
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Ray Rice Fired By Ravens, Suspended By NFL

Robert Siegel talks with ESPN writer Kate Fagan about the firing of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
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Enterovirus Outbreak Hospitalizes Kids Across Midwest

Robert Siegel talks to Mark Pallansch, virologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the outbreak of a respiratory illness that is striking children mostly in the Midwest.
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CDC Warns Of Fast-Spreading Enterovirus Afflicting Children

A spike in severe respiratory infections in children has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking doctors and patients to act quickly if children have difficulty breathing and wheezing.
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Hawks Seek Buyer After NBA Team's Owner Reveals Racially Charged Email

Controlling owner Bruce Levenson said he had voluntarily told the league about the 2012 email. In it, Levenson asked if the Atlanta Hawks' black fans were keeping white season-ticket holders away.
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Healthy Food? Huddle House Won't Be Serving That Anytime Soon

Huddle House says its customers don't want healthy options or calorie counts. But by defying healthy trends, the chain seems increasingly — and unapologetically — out of step with the competition.
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NFL's Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

The video apparently shows Rice's then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, being hit in the face. The running back was initially suspended for two games; now the league has suspended Rice indefinitely.

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Harvard To Get $350 Million Gift From Hong Kong Group

The School of Public Health will be renamed in honor of H.T. Chan, whose son, a longtime university benefactor, received two degrees from Harvard in the 1970s.
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Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At 93

S. Truett Cathy's Chick-fil-A has now grown to $5 billion in annual sales, and its stores still close on Sundays, reflecting its founder's religious beliefs.
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Arab League Chief Urges 'Confrontation' With Islamic State Militants

In apparent backing of the U.S., Nabil Elaraby tells the 22-member organization that it needs a "comprehensive confrontation" with the extremist group.

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