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Columbia professor dispels myth of insatiable drug addicts

A new article in the New York Times by science reporter John Tierney suggests that the deprivations and delinquency associated with crack and methamphetamine abuse are due more to socioeconomic factors than the drugs themselves. Columbia University professor Carl Hart designed an experiment in which he offered pharmaceutical-grade crack-cocaine to…

Man climbs New York Times building for newspaper

New York City police said that a man tried to climb atop The New York Times‘ building for a copy of a newspaper Saturday morning, making it up to the 5th floor before being captured, according to The New York Post. Authorities received a call at 7 A.M. about the…

Top officer seeks ‘more autonomy’ for elite special ops forces: report

The top US special operations officer, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is seeking new authority to move his forces faster and outside of normal Pentagon deployment channels, according to The New York Times. The newspaper said Admiral William McRaven, who leads the Special Operations Command, is…

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