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Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., speaks during a Dec. 2013 news conference in Washington to discuss the introduction of a legislative package of major mental health reforms.

Effort To Force Treatment On Severely Mentally Ill Meets Resistance

Ed Kelley and his wife have three children. They live in a comfortable suburb of Baltimore. And for a long time their life seemed perfect.

"We were churchgoing, we were involved in the community. we had a very close knit family all around us."

And he adored his 14-year-old son.

"He was funny he was getting good grades he loved playing sports, he was so humorous. Actually for the longest time he was sort of the center of the family."

For Separatists, Ballots Are On Their Way — But Plans Are Still Pending

With Few Answers On Missing Teens, Frustration Simmers In Nigeria

Experts Expect A First For Ford: A Painless CEO Transition

In Sex Assault Report, Pentagon Sees Progress — And A Long Way To Go

The Pentagon issued a study on sexual assaults in the military, reports of which have jumped 50 percent in the past year. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says this is a positive sign that more victims trust the system.

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A chart showing private employment as determined by ADP.

Job Growth Trending Up, Survey Finds

The news for the labor market is looking good, as we get the first slice of data on job growth in April:

Private companies added 220,000 new jobs to their payrolls in April, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report released Thursday.

A Bergen County Police officer, right, walks with a police dog into Teaneck High School, where at least 60 students were arrested during an overnight break-in on Thursday in Teaneck, N.J.

Senior Prank Gone Wild: Police Arrest 62 N.J. Students

We're pretty sure, they've all realized what a horrible idea this turned out to be: Police in Teaneck, New Jersey, arrested 62 students after a senior prank went too far.

Jackfruits grow on the branches and trunks of tall trees. You don't wait to harvest until they drop of their own accord — by that time, they'd be overripe.

Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

It's not every fruit that gets its own international symposium.

Then again, the jackfruit is not your typical fruit. It's got a distinctive, musky smell, and a flavor that some describe as like juicy fruit gum.

It is the largest tree fruit in the world, capable of reaching 100 pounds. And it grows on the branches — and the trunks — of trees that can reach 30, 40, 50 feet. (Trunk-growing is a good thing because it reduces the odds of a jackfruit bopping you on the head.)

People tour the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in 2012. Harvard was one of 27 institutions on the Education Department's newly released list.

55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

The Department of Education has released a list of 55 colleges and universities facing investigation under Title IX for their handling of sexual abuse claims.

Releasing the list is described as an unprecedented move. NPR's Brian Naylor says the list "starts at Arizona State University and ends at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine."

Dermatologists say women should use sunscreen and sunglasses to protect themselves from the ultraviolet light used to cure gel nail polish.

Love That Gel Nail Polish, But Know It Doesn't Come Risk-Free

Just last week a friend told me about a gel polish manicure that stayed flawless through two weeks of mucking out stables and dish washing. Since I'm lucky if I get through a day without ruining polish, this seemed like a technological breakthrough.

Then I saw a report in Wednesday's JAMA Dermatology investigating whether the ultraviolet light used to dry gel nails causes skin cancer. I decided I'd better find out a bit more before I paint.

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