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09/11/2014 - 2:55pm

    E-cigarettes pose a public policy conundrum. They are a gateway drug -- but it's not, or hasn't been, entirely clear in which direction most traffic through that gateway flows.

    For some existing smokers, particularly those for whom other...

09/11/2014 - 2:12pm

    New York Times reporter James Risen may soon have to decide whether to testify in a criminal trial or go to jail for contempt of court.

    The Justice Department wants Risen to testify in the trial...

09/11/2014 - 2:10pm

    In Virginia, a hot-dog cart, a nail salon and a pet shop require more licensing and regulation than some of the places that care for our tiniest, most vulnerable humans.

    The booming business of...

09/11/2014 - 2:07pm

    The subtitle of Beth Macy's new book, "Factory Man" - "How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local. and Helped Save an American Town" - gives every impression that it is going to be an upbeat read, a capitalistic feel-...

09/11/2014 - 2:05pm

    When fire hoses sent black bodies skidding and writhing along the sidewalks of Birmingham in 1963, a lot of white people, high and dry, nodded, “Well, if that’s what it takes to keep the peace . . . ”

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09/11/2014 - 2:03pm

    Nico Rodriguez was 15 years old when he found himself living on the streets of Lowell, Mass., with no plans for a high school diploma, no home to call his own and, seemingly, no future. Rodriguez was a statistic: one of the 20 percent of students who do not...

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