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Prolific Prescribers Of Controlled Substances Face Medicare Scrutiny

In the face of abuse concerns, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than in 2011. Top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges.

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Spelman College Suspends Its Cosby Professorship

An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by more than two dozen women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them.

Hear The First New D'Angelo Album In 15 Years

Just like that, Black Messiah exists. For lovers of R&B and soul for lovers of music that transcends in general the album's arrival is unreal. You can listen to it right now.

'Half Asian'? 'Half White'? No 'Hapa'

Code Switch contributor Alex Laughlin explores the nuance and meaning of an increasingly popular identifier.

More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.

'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting Banks, And Her Political Future

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.

To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

For some teenagers, parties with alcohol are almost a rite of passage. Surveys show the vast majority of parents in these homes know the alcohol is flowing. Cities are now cracking down on the adults.