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The Amazon Of Drug Trafficking

An unemployed former computer repairman with a bad back ran what a drug informant called the biggest fentanyl ring in Lubbock. All Sidney Lanier needed was a computer and an elementary knowledge of chemistry to order shipments of the potent synthetic opioid from China and turn it into a highly profitable — and dangerous — street drug.

Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued By Her Own Embryos

The lawsuit, which was filed in Louisiana yesterday, lists female embryos "Emma'' and "Isabella" as plaintiffs. The suit is the latest move by Vergara's ex-fiance to gain custody of the embryos—and could also have huge implications for abortion rights.

America To Change National Anthem To "Livin' On A Prayer"

Republican lawmakers are reportedly setting up a three-year deadline to replace the Affordable Care Act, to allow for organization and across-the-aisle participation after an early 2017 vote to repeal the health-care reform law. The delay would allow the GOP to regroup and pressure Senate Democrats, whose votes would likely be necessary to enact the changes.

Blood, Flies, Agony Inside Venezuela

The country's Medical Federation says 13,000 doctors have left the country since Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez, the father of Venezuela's "socialist revolution," came to power in 1999. More than 80 percent of Venezuela's hospital departments are lacking surgical supplies.

Magic Mushrooms Ingredient May Lessen Depression Symptoms

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” can help treat anxiety and depression, according to two new studies that involved people with advanced cancer. U.S. researchers say a single dose of psilocybin can alleviate symptoms for six months or longer.

Oncology Nurse Writes Apology To Her Patients After Getting Cancer Diagnosis

Lindsay Norris walks miles every day in her job caring for cancer patients. But the Kansas nurse never walked a mile in their shoes until after getting a cancer diagnosis herself.

Antiseptic Invented In 1912 Could Battle Viruses And Superbugs

An antiseptic that German scientists invented in 1912 using coal tar has the potential to help treat and prevent both viral and bacterial infections, according to new research.


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