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Antidepressant May Protect The Heart Against Mental Stress

When researchers challenged people with heart disease to perform some stressful tasks, those who took a popular antidepressant had fewer symptoms related to reduced blood flow to the heart. The findings, though preliminary, suggest another avenue for treatment.

Triple Murder May Link Tsarnaev And Man Killed In Florida

Ibragim Todashev, law enforcement sources tell NPR and other news outlets, was being questioned about the 2011 killings of three men in Waltham, Mass. Boston bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has also been linked to that unsolved case.

Losers In Chicago School Closings Target Elected Officials

The Chicago school board voted to close dozens of schools, despite community protests that the closings disproportionately affect minority students. Now the teachers union and community activists want to change the system and oust the elected officials who disagreed with them.

Funerals Begin In Tornado-Ravaged Moore, Okla.

Among the first to be remembered will be 9-year-old Antonia Candelaria, one of 7 children killed at their elementary school. She and her best friend, Emily Conatzer, were holding on to each other when they both died.

Okla. Officials Toss Around Storm Shelter Issue After Twister

In Moore, Okla, officials are figuring out how to rebuild after Monday's deadly tornado. They are concerned about everything from threats to public health to hiring contractors to haul a big chunk of their town away. The schools in Moore that took direct hits from the tornado had no storm shelters.

Sick Inmates Dying Behind Bars Despite Release Program

Federal prisoners can request compassionate release if they are terminally ill, but a recent investigation found that many die while their requests drift through the system. Now, prison leaders say they will simplify the approval process and start tracking requests electronically.