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NBC yanks violent tv series episode in Boston aftermath

NBC yanks violent tv series episode in Boston aftermath

NBC says it’s pulling an episode of its serial killer drama “Hannibal” out of sensitivity to recent violence, including the Boston bombings. NBC said Friday that the episode, which was to air next week, features a character who brainwashes children to kill other children. The show’s producer, Bryan Fuller, asked NBC to pull the episode, […]

Public remains anxious, pessimistic about soft economy

For the third year in a row, the nation’s economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. The sour mood is undermining support for President Barack Obama’s […]

Lots of attention for bombing rescuer, including visit from FBI

Just about everyone you can imagine stopped by Carlos Luis Arredondo’s little brick row house Wednesday to hear what he had to say about the Boston Marathon bombing. Reporters flew in from as far away as Paris, friends and neighbors strolled in, even two FBI agents made a visit. Virtually overnight, Arredondo has turned into […]

Supremes look at controversial patenting of human genes

DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimillion-dollar medical monopoly? The Supreme Court grapples Monday with the question of whether human genes can be patented. Its ultimate answer could reshape U.S. medical research, the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian […]

Three teens arrested for actions leading to 15-year-old’s suicide

Three teens arrested for actions leading to 15-year-old’s suicide

Eight days after allegedly being sexually battered while passed out at a party, and then humiliated by online photos of the assault, 15-year-old Audrie Pott posted on Facebook that her life was ruined, “worst day ever,” and hanged herself. For the next eight months, her family struggled to figure out what happened to their soccer […]