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Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders

There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.

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House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama

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The History And Meaning Of Boy Bands

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Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders

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Oh, 'Boyhood!' Linklater's Cinematic Stunt Pays Off

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Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All?

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Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

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