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One cannabis joint as bad as five cigarettes: study LONDON (Reuters) - Smoking one cannabis joint is as harmful to a person's lungs as having up to five cigarettes, according to research published on Tuesday. Those who smoked cannabis damaged both the lungs' small fine airways,...
Prankster Dentist Wins in Court By DAVID AMMONS, Associated Press Writer Friday, July 27, 2007 Olympia, Wash. (AP) -- An oral surgeon who temporarily implanted fake boar tusks in his assistant's mouth as a practical joke and got sued for it has gotten the state's high court to...
Certain Degrees Now Cost More at Public Universities By JONATHAN D. GLATER Published: July 29, 2007 Should an undergraduate studying business pay more than one studying psychology? Should a journalism degree cost more than one in literature? More and more public universities,...
Censorship cited in hate crimes debate By ANNA M. TINSLEY Star-Telegram staff writer FORT WORTH -- When the Rev. Carl Pointer prepares a sermon, he sets out to share what he feels in his heart, mind and soul. The last thing he wants is for the federal government to tell him what...
Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, July 30, 2007; Page A07 About 10 years ago, a group of graduate students lodged a complaint with Linda C. Babcock, a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University: All...
Fewer See Balance in Court's Decisions Bush Nominees Have Made Panel 'Too Conservative' for Many, Poll Indicates By Robert Barnes and Jon Cohen Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, July 29, 2007; Page A03 About half of the public thinks the Supreme Court is generally balanced...
Florida Mom Faces Neglect Charges After Thieves Steal Car With Baby Inside Thieves stole her car and her baby, but now one Orlando mother is facing charges in the case. Family members told MyFoxOrlando.com that Whitlene Loussaint had just returned from attending church in the...
Wide disparity exists in sentences for leaving kids to die in hot cars By Allen G. Breed, Associated Press MANASSAS, Va. — Kevin Kelly is a law-abiding citizen who, much distracted, left his beloved 21-month-old daughter in a sweltering van for seven hours. Frances Kelly had...
Computer for space station sabotaged Wires in the device were cut, maybe at a subcontractor's plant. NASA officials say it wouldn't have caused harm. By Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer July 27, 2007 A computer scheduled to be delivered to the International Space Station next...