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While suicide has long been a public health issue in the United States, leading to more than 40,000 deaths each year, mental health experts are just coming to grips with how the internet influences suicide risk and prevention.

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A lawyer from Indiana recently gained attention when he represented actor Harrison Ford in a high-profile case stemming from Ford's botched plane landing at a California airport.

In severe weather events, many who live in Oklahoma’s Tornado Alley are used to seeing storms develop live on television via cameras in helicopters or on the dashboards of storm spotter vehicles. The University of Oklahoma, AT&T and The Weather Channel have taken this idea and supercharged it, installing live cameras on research vehicles and instruments that will, eventually, send radar data back in near-real time.

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Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. Now, more evidence has emerged to refute that rationale.

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Several years ago we had an opportunity to visit Luckenbach, Texas, a small spot best known to locals and fans of country music.  Luckenbach gained widespread fame in 1977 when a song of the same name sung by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson hit the charts. During the chilly evening, we enjoyed local musicians pickin' guitars while visitors knocked back Lone Star longnecks inside the saloon. It was an evening well spent during our 2013 tour of the Hill Country.

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Saying he was there to show basic compassion, Gov. Jim Justice signed into law the bill that makes West Virginia the 29th state to legalize medical marijuana.

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BOSTON - President Donald Trump wants to overhaul a visa program that allows U.S. companies to hire foreign workers, a move that could affect hundreds of Massachusetts companies from high-tech businesses to hospitals and colleges. 

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. –– While her students were gone over winter break, and fellow teachers were home with their families, Carla Arnold spent two weeks transforming her classroom into a desk-less space where students get to choose where they will be the most comfortable and productive. 

The rate of stroke among young people has apparently been rising steadily since 1995, according to a study published this week. Hospitalization rates for stroke increased for women between the ages of 18 and 44, and nearly doubled for men in that age range from 1995 through 2012.

WASECA, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture received a grant to help give food businesses owners a solid start as they enter the market with plenty of passion, but not always a background in business. 

WASHINGTON - Some wore shirts with an image of President Donald Trump as the Monopoly mascot hauling a bag of money. Others taunted the president with signs that said they would show him their taxes, if he showed them his. And in front of a few thousand people on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol there was an oversized inflatable chicken with hair resembling Trump's, suggesting the president is "too chicken" to release his taxes to the public.

Two judges issued separate orders temporarily blocking Arkansas from carrying out a series of executions scheduled to begin next week, throwing into question whether the state would be able to carry out some or any of the lethal injections as planned.

EL CAJON, Calif. - Rhonda Fattohi gathered the children on the rug at the front of the classroom, a cluster of eager faces awaiting her next cue. By some stroke of luck, they had made it here, 20 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders whose families had escaped turmoil and hardship in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Mexico.

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was acquitted of two counts of first-degree murder on Friday, following six days of jury deliberations that lasted more than 40 hours, the Associated Press reports. The jury also acquitted Hernandez of having allegedly shot Alexander Bradley, the prosecution's key witness.

BOSTON — Four months after marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, people are still getting arrested for pot-related offenses, and police are refusing to give back confiscated drugs, according to court records and interviews with law enforcement officials.