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A talking head speaks no truth

I love America. Unfortunately, Americans are stupid as hell. Remember just last month when hundreds of people swore they all spotted a leprechaun hiding in a tree in Mobile, Alabama, on St....


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Houston, we have a problem

There was a lingering hope that the return of DNA tests would grant a sense of finality to the allegations against the Duke men's lacrosse team. What the Duke-Durham community has witnessed,...


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Shouts from the peanut gallery

Another week has come and gone. And the investigation of the Duke lacrosse team has not yet yielded charges against those accused of the alleged sexual assault of an NCCU student and mother of two....


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Breaking the silence

Earlier this week, the Duke men's lacrosse team captains issued a statement denying that a sexual assault occurred at a party thrown at their off-campus house on March 13, 2006. A police...


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Textbook terrorism

Mohammad Taheri-azar, a 2005 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, turned himself into police on Friday afternoon after driving a rented sports utility vehicle into a crowd of students at the University of...


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The road to Hell

I was brought up as a Catholic. I grew up going to Mass every Friday, Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation; I mastered the art of whittling little crosses from dried palm leaves; I had guardian angels...


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Behind closed doors

The argument can be made that Duke dating scene-or oft-lamented lack thereof-is a contributing cause of the social isolation on this campus, one that can drive young men and women into unmeaningful...


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Plan B: the morning after

Making an emergency appointment with a doctor, filling a prescription or even getting to a family planning clinic within a 72-hour window is not always possible for women-especially over holidays...


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Everything unfit to print

The recent republication of a series of political cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad has been greeted by an international, intercultural and interfaith firestorm. Now, these cartoons may have...


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