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Global Scan

'Magic' mushrooms to treat depression? Some researchers think so

Hallucinogenic mushrooms are one potential treatment for depression. Another is hip hop music — it seems the dark lyrics might reach those who feel equally hopeless. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to the rescue of China's first lady and his gallant act gets erased by Chinese censors. And in Pakistan, a group of schools hold an "I am not Malala" Day. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Family and friends of Warren Weinstein demand change from the US government as they mourn

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"The key question going forward is how is this going to change how the CIA operates?" asks the Wall Street Journal's Adam Entous. The strike was based on what's called a 'pattern of life' intelligence, which indicated that there was a legitimate target present, without knowing specifically who. "Will that continue down the road," asks Entous. "Or will that be curtailed?"

Global Scan

This artist is taking snow angels to an extreme

Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.