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  • Food toxins linked to obesity

    There are many factors behind the rising rate of obesity, such as the increased intake of highly processed foods and lower physical activity. But scientists also are exploring less obvious connections, such as stress, sleep deprivation, and even the presence of toxins in the food supply.
  • Rejected, then erroneously accepted by your favorite college? Move on

    It might have appeared to be an early holiday present when almost 300 prospective Johns Hopkins University students previously denied early admission or deferred for later consideration recently received an email welcoming them to the fold. The trouble...

    Ruth B. Thompson, federal worker, dies at 103

    Ruth B. Thompson, federal worker, dies at 103
    Ruth B. Thompson, a retired Veterans Administration personnel executive and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Chapel Hill, N.C., in her sleep of undetermined causes. She was 103. The daughter of George Curtis Baird, an...

    Celebrating a Mexican Christmas tradition in Southeast Baltimore

    Celebrating a Mexican Christmas tradition in Southeast Baltimore
    The women balance on ladders, stretching up to hang bright pinatas from the ceiling of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The bold yellow pinata with the red flowers should move a little to the right, one says. The green-and-gold pinata must be...

    Two judges confirmed for U.S. District Court in Chicago

     Two judges confirmed for U.S. District Court in Chicago
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night voted to confirm Jorge L. Alonso, a Cook County associate judge, and John Blakey, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's head of special prosecutions, to vacant judgeships on the U.S. District Court for the Northern...