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Venezuela's latest deadly plight: AIDS

Stephanie Nolen, Latin America correspondent for Globe & Mail covered the AIDS pandemic in Africa, and was recently in Venezuela. She writes, "There is nowhere in the world today where people are dying of AIDS at the pace and in the sheer numbers that they are in Venezuela: Even the poorest African countries today have HIV treatment programs."

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Is marijuana really an effective drug? Surprisingly, scientists have no solid answer

The movement to legalize marijuana for medical use continues to gain momentum in the US. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have approved marijuana for medical use and a handful of states allow recreational use of the drug. As the debate continues, one surprising fact emerges: There is no strong scientific evidence to support the arguments of either side.

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Who is the doctor who paved the way to prison for Purvi Patel?

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The doctor who initially called police to report his child abuse suspicions of Purvi Patel is listed as a member of a pro-life medical association. Patel was charged with child neglect and later with killing her fetus, and she was sentenced to 20 consecutive years in prison. This makes her the first woman in the US to be convicted and sentenced fon "feticide" charges for ending her own pregnancy.