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Drug companies shake their rattlebag at the poor

Fay Schopen (Opinion, 12 December) cheerleads what she considers the American ease of pill-popping. Even a casual glance at the medicating patterns in my country reveal that the poor, and people of colour, especially children, are those that are prescribed the most pills. And this is not because …

Amal Clooney Is Barbara Walters’s Most Fascinating Person of 2014

Since 1993 <b>Barbara Walters</b> has shared her list of the ten most fascinating people of the year. Though the lists aren’t exactly ranked, Walters always singles out one person as <i>most</i> fascinating and this year the lucky recipient is (with apologies to <b>Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie,</b> and <b>Solange Knowles</b>) …

​Sony hackers offer to suppress pilfered employee information

The group that has been posting private correspondence from Sony Pictures Entertainment said Sunday it's giving employees the chance to keep their emails from showing up publicly, Recode reported.<p>All employees have to do is write the group, who call themselves Guardians of Peace, and ask:<p>"Message …

With two hostages and gunman dead, grim investigation starts in Sydney

The deadly siege of a central Sydney cafe has ended but the investigation is just beginning.<p>Australian authorities stormed the cafe where a self-styled Muslim cleric had been holding hostages early Tuesday, killing the gunman. They moved in some 16 hours after the siege began, after hearing gunfire …