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'The Unwitting' Explores The Lure Of Complicity

I confess that I never did make it past the first few episodes of the universally acclaimed TV series <i>Mad Men.</i> For all its stylistic innovation (yes, the clothes were great), the casual, relentless misogyny, even if artfully crafted, was exhausting. I had read Jacqueline Susann's <i>Valley of the Dolls</i> …

Iraqi Ambassador: 'In Iraq Now, You Have A Thousand Bin Ladens'

Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., speaks to Melissa Block about Iraq's hopes for the American response to recent turmoil, as well as the conditions the U.S. has placed on its possible intervention.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>So far, the U.S. has made any military help for Iraq …

A Chinese Chemical Company And A 'Bath Salts' Epidemic

There were times a few years back when the emergency room at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse looked like a scene from a zombie movie. Dr. Ross Sullivan, a physician there, recalls one afternoon when staff wheeled in a man with dilated pupils who was covered in sweat.<p>"The patient was …

Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida

Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia now have laws allowing for some form of medical marijuana.<p>Florida appears poised to join the club. Polls show that voters there are likely to approve a November ballot measure legalizing marijuana for medical use.<p>If it passes, regulations that would …

Starbucks Will Pay For Employees To Complete College

Starbucks Coffee Co. today announces an unusually large tuition reimbursement for employees. It's in partnership with Arizona State University's highly ranked online program.<p>Starbucks employees who sign up for ASU's online courses as freshmen or sophomores will get a partial scholarship plus …

Supreme Court Rules Against Gun 'Straw Purchases'

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a major victory to gun control advocates on Monday. The 5-4 ruling allows strict enforcement of the federal ban on gun "straw purchases," or one person buying a gun for another.<p>The federal law on background checks requires federally licensed gun dealers to verify …

Study Claims Taking a Photo Can Impair Memory

As photography enthusiasts, it can be difficult to strike a balance between getting a great shot and truly experiencing the things around us. A …

The Bourbon Orleans: One of New Orleans' Best Hotels

With a legacy that is French, Spanish, Canadian and English, New Orleans is the most European of North American cities. Its reputation for incredible food and warm hospitality is well-deserved and extends to the gracious hotels that line the streets of the French Quarter, some over two hundred …

Outgoing American Airlines CEO Will Get $17 Million in Cash and Stock

Former AMR Corp. and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton will get most of the controversial payout granted to him as part of the merger with US Airways …

Five Common Myths About Belize Busted

There is a unique pocket in the world that buzzes with warmth, inner peace and joy. The people are peaceful, with a quiet confidence emanating from their eyes. They smile broadly, and are filled with energetic laughter, friendly gazes and cozy hugs. Welcome to Belize.<p>Belize is more than a …