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  • Fight against Afghanistan's opium trade is failing, U.S. report says

    For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics strategy is failing badly.
  • Study: IQ, exposure to violence could predict which kids will commit murder

    Study: IQ, exposure to violence could predict which kids will commit murder
    These days, experts more or less understand what puts kids at risk for becoming criminals: using drugs, carrying a gun, even just believing that they will die young. But predicting who will commit murder? Not so easy. A new study by a University of...

    Naloxone: the overdose-fighting wonder drug

    To the editor: The article describes a small decrease in prescription pill overdoses coupled with a significant increase in heroin overdoses. This is an unintended consequence of attempts to restrict opioid prescriptions in an effort to curb overdoses. ("...

    'Toxic' Hartford Public Works Needs Cleanup

    'Toxic' Hartford Public Works Needs Cleanup
    It's easy to understand why city hall wouldn't want to make public an evaluation of parts of Hartford's Department of Public Works. The report, dated March 1, was given only to Mayor Pedro Segarra and the city's chief operating officer until NBC...

    Capsule reviews of feature films

    ADDICTED A successful businesswoman, wife and mother (Sharon Leal) risks it all when she can't resist temptation. Not Previewed ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY 2 stars. Ed Oxenbould plays the boy who unintentionally jinxes...