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The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can't keep up, so they've asked residents to help.
In a blog post, Simon added that while there is much to be "argued, debated, addressed ... this moment ... can still, in the end, "prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city."
The president said "there's no excuse for the kind of violence" that has erupted after peaceful protests following the death of a black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.
Justice Scalia asked whether ministers would be able to refuse to marry two gay men. Justice Alito asked, why not marry four gay men together?
Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.