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Marijuana alters brain function according to study of smokers

A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

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    Alum chosen to lead national hunger efforts

Alum chosen to lead national hunger efforts

American dinner tables that sit empty will soon be adorned with meals for the hungry, thanks to a new hunger commission headed by a green and gold alumnus.

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    Making dreams come true Wish come true

Making dreams come true Wish come true

When 12-year-old Jason Andrews walked into the Chi Omega room in the Stacey Riddle Forum at 2 p.m. last Sunday side by side with LaPlace, La., sophomore Rico Gathers, forward for the Baylor men’s basketball team, he did so to the cheers of over 100 members of the sorority.

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    Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw incident

Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw incident

Federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention speech at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

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    Obama celebrates 50 years since Civil Rights Act

Obama celebrates 50 years since Civil Rights Act

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

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    Fort Hood memorial service honors fallen soldiers

Fort Hood memorial service honors fallen soldiers

President Barack Obama visited Fort Hood Wednesday for the second time during his presidency to provide a message of hope and love a week after the post’s second shooting initiated by a soldier.

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Student-run company spreads Southern flair

What happens when you combine southern tradition, moderately priced clothing and a flair for business? You get The Southern Gentleman, a clothing company owned and operated by Dallas junior Jackson Vaughn and Nashville, Tenn., sophomore Scott Dalton.

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    Woman convicted of killing man using stiletto

Woman convicted of killing man using stiletto

A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.

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    Businesses undermine power of political parties

Businesses undermine power of political parties

Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns.

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Fraternities weigh in on elimination of pledging

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s March 7 media statement called the decision to eliminate pledging from its fraternity experience “historic.”

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Bear Briefs

The Wells Project will have an interest meeting at 8…

Poppers, Lockers, and Breakers, a campus hip-hop dance organization, will…

The Association of Black Students will host Grab the Mic…

The Baylor Men’s Choir will perform at all three chapel…

The Multicultural Student Leadership Summit will be held from 9…

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