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Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight
The Agriculture Department inspector showed up at Rick Schiller's home last November to collect potential evidence from his freezer: three pounds of chicken thighs, wrapped in plastic and stamped with a Foster Farms label.
Why Philip Seymour Hoffman's death is so scary
I cried when I heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman. The news scared me: He got sober when he was 22 and didn't drink or use drugs for the next 23 years.
Heroin resurgence seen sparked by cheap cost, easy availability
Heroin, suspected of killing actor Philip Seymour Hoffman this weekend, has for years been a forgotten drug, overtaken by abuse of prescription painkillers.
Now it's back, and in a big way.
The military has cataloged its ethical failures, and they're kind of awesome
The name of the July 2013 report says it all: "The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure," a 164-page who's who of bureaucratic nee'r do wells that details all of those government personnel who have tried to fleece the government, line their pockets with public money, use government property for their own use or demand loans from subordinates.
The shootings go on: Sandy Hook's horror is becoming commonplace
When the detective arrived at my home, he had a folder in his hand. "We just have some paperwork to take care of first," he said.
VIDEO: Congressman threatens New York reporter
Following Tuesday's State of the Union address, New York Rep. Michael Grimm threatened to "break" a New York television reporter in half and throw him off a balcony.
VIDEO: Snow, ice paralyze traffic across South
Motorists across Alabama and Georgia spent Tuesday night and much of Wednesday huddled in their cars as a paralyzing mix of snow and ice coated roads and rendered the few snowplows and salt trucks ineffective.
LIVE: 2014 State of the Union address
President Barack Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union address this evening to a joint session of Congress. He is expected to address issues of income inequality, immigration and pre-school education.
Obama expands on social media for State of Union
President Barack Obama is deploying just about every trendy social media tool to promote a century-old ritual — the annual State of the Union address to Congress.
Obama's battle plan against inequality: Hold back the successful
Wars declared on domestic ills - such as poverty, drugs and obesity - are losing battles. Now, President Obama is distracting himself with a "War on Inequality" that will only serve to make many of us poorer.
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