Chris Vigna Jr

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After 4,700 deaths, Liberia cautiously marks end of Ebola

On the day Mercy Kennedy lost her mother to Ebola, it was hard to imagine a time when Liberia would be free from one of the world's deadliest viruses. It had swept through the 9-year-old's neighborhood, killing people house by house.<p>Neighbors were so fearful that Mercy, too, might be sick that no …

Disease

Center for Disability Rights – Integration, Independence, Civil Rights

Civil rights groups seek federal review of South Carolina police shootings

Amid mounting suspicion that police officers in South Carolina attempted to cover up the circumstances of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, civil rights leaders are urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate all fatal shootings by police in Charleston County in the last two …

Justice

MLBPA denies Josh Hamilton's contract contains an alcohol/drug clause

Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement Friday evening rejecting the idea that Los Angeles Angels owner had contractual language written into Josh Hamilton's contract that would protect the team from a substance-abuse relapse.<p>"The MLBPA emphatically denies Los Angeles Angels …

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.<p>J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner. His …