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  • Just a click away, flakka can be 'shipped from China right to your doorstep'

    Just a click away, flakka can be 'shipped from China right to your doorstep'
    As easy as ordering a book from Amazon.com, you can buy bulk quantities of the key ingredient in flakka, a psychosis-inducing street drug which has contributed to nearly 20 Broward County deaths since September. Although banned in the United States...
  • California student accepted to every Ivy League school

    It would have been a success story if Fullerton High School senior Fernando Rojas, the son of Mexican immigrants whose schooling stopped in the eighth grade, was accepted to college. But the 17-year-old achieved a surprising clean sweep — he was...
  • Grief can become so deep that life becomes paralyzed

    Grief can become so deep that life becomes paralyzed
    It was her 40th wedding anniversary, and Cindy Sobel of Cresskill, N.J., had spoken to her husband just a short time before. But when she arrived home from work, he was nowhere to be seen. The dog was frantic, the door to the basement open. There, at...
  • The unbearable lightness of mattress feminism

    The unbearable lightness of mattress feminism
    For thousands of years, divergent religious traditions have celebrated and venerated one unifying act: meditation. Twenty years before Christ, Philo of Alexandria, a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher, recommended various meditative spiritual exercises....
  • Norman E. Ross

    Norman E. Ross
    Norman Everett Ross, the longtime director of the city's Cultural Arts Project and organizer of the AFRAM festival, died of congestive heart failure May 27 at Seasons Hospice. The Randallstown resident was 84. "He was a strong advocate for retaining...
  • Brothers, Howard natives, moved to Hollywood to follow their dreams

    Brothers, Howard natives, moved to Hollywood to follow their dreams
    In the real estate business, it’s “location, location, location.” In show business, it’s all about population. That’s what Ellicott City natives Matt and Ryan Gielen found as they pursued their dreams in the entertainment...
  • Congress looks for ways to cut college costs

    WASHINGTON As college costs continue to climb, Congress is taking a fresh look at federal financial aid and considering ways to stop states from driving up tuition at their public universities. Noting that more comprehensive financial aid policies will...
  • Hadiya Pendlton, other gun violence victims remembered on 'Wear Orange' day

    Hadiya Pendlton, other gun violence victims remembered on 'Wear Orange' day
    Tuesday would have been Hadiya Pendleton's 18th birthday. The South Side teen's life was cut short when she was fatally struck by a bullet in January 2013 at Harsh Park about a mile away from President Obama's home in Kenwood. The death of the then-15-...
  • Elizabeth Warren rips SEC chief: 'Extremely disappointing'

    WASHINGTON In a blistering letter Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., all but called Securities and Exchange Chair Mary Jo White an incompetent regulator. "You have now been SEC chair for over two years, and to date, your leadership of the...
  • Did they fall? Did they jump?

    Did they fall? Did they jump?
    Authorities said they don't know why a 21-year-old Easton woman who graduated from college a week and a half ago hopped a freight train with her boyfriend sometime Tuesday night. But around 10:45 p.m. in south Bethlehem, they jumped or fell off the...
  • Researcher accused of fraud in gay marriage study responds to critics

    Researcher accused of fraud in gay marriage study responds to critics
    Michael LaCour, the UCLA political scientist accused of falsifying results in a highly publicized same-sex marriage study, lashed back at his critics late Friday by issuing a 23-page response that also included apologies for "misrepresenting survey...