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Stop playing on my sentiment

The WGN hosts were just talking about how a few years ago, during the midst of the Abu Ghraib scandal, the idea that America could ever host the Olympics would have been insane. I have to admit that’s the first time the concept of Chicago hosting them has made me sentimental. And part of me […]

Posted inNews & Politics

Lost to Lariam?

When Juan Torres heard his son had died on an air base in Afghanistan, he became convinced that he’d been murdered—perhaps for knowing too much about the heroin trade on the base. But now he and many others believe John Torres was driven to suicide by a legal drug he was required to use—the antimalarial mefloquine hydrochloride, brand name Lariam.