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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


"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?"

Arts, Culture & Media

A Pakistani cartoonist tries to keep up his craft in the face of rising restrictions

It's tough being a political cartoonist in Pakistan. In some schools of Islam, the artistic portrayal of people and animals is perceived as sacrilegious and Pakistan's extremist politics is spawning a new wave of restrictions on the production of visual arts. Sabir Nazar is a Pakistani cartoonist who is trying to reclaim the power of images and restore the role of cartoons as a way to convey messages across cultural and linguistic divides.