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The Two-Way
12:43 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Police Capture Mesa, Ariz., Shooter; 1 Dead, 5 Hurt

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 5:34 pm

Updated at 6:26 p.m. ET

The suspect in Mesa, Ariz., who shot six people, killing one, has been captured, Detective Esteban Flores, a police spokesman, said.

"There is a condo that was vacant. He gained entry somehow, and when the SWAT teams, the Mesa SWAT team in particular, was checking that complex door to door, he was spotted on a balcony," Flores said.

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Shots - Health News
12:35 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Risks Run High When Antipsychotics Are Prescribed For Dementia

Is the benefit from antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia symptoms worth the risk?

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 7:29 am

When you hear about dementia, the chances are you think about memory problems.

But other common symptoms of dementia, including Alzheimer's, can be even more troublesome to patients and their families: aggressiveness, agitation, delusions and hallucinations.

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The Two-Way
12:06 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Dallas Seavey Wins 3rd Iditarod In 4 Years

Volunteers help raise the Iditarod finishers banner at the burled arch finish line on Monday. Dallas Seavey won the race Wednesday morning.
Mark Thiessen AP

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 1:59 pm

Dallas Seavey won his third Iditarod in four years, crossing under the burled arch in Nome on Wednesday morning.

Seavey finished the 1,100-mile sled dog race in eight days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, and six seconds.

Emily Schwing of Alaska Public Media reports that Seavey "made the 22-mile run from Safety, the Iditarod's final stop before the finish line in Nome, in three hours. He finished the race with 10 dogs."

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Monkey See
11:36 am
Wed March 18, 2015

'The Jinx' And The Challenges of Public Curiosity

Robert Durst was the subject of the six-part HBO documentary series The Jinx.

It was hard not to compare HBO's six-part miniseries The Jinx to the hit podcast Serial. Both featured serialized storytelling from reporters unafraid to be part of the stories they were telling; both were very well received. But the similarities dissipated as the conclusions approached.

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11:34 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Netanyahu's Campaign Puts Him On The Path To Confrontation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) speaks to supporters at his election headquarters on Tuesday in Tel Aviv. He now appears headed for a fourth term in office, but his campaign pledges could lead to increased friction with the Palestinians, the Obama administration and the international community.
Lior Mizrahi Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 1:11 pm

During his campaign, Benjamin Netanyahu aggressively opposed the negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, ruled out a Palestinian state on his watch, and argued that Israel would be best served by a government of the right.

If Netanyahu now cobbles together the coalition government he wants, his fourth term as Israel's prime minister could put him on an increasingly confrontational path with the Palestinians, the Obama administration and the international community.

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