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Driven to madness

In Brockton, Mass., earlier this month, an angry driver shot a man in the head several times, leaving the victim's 10-month-old girl covered in blood. The suspect, a former security guard, told police he'd exchanged words with the victim over a traffic dispute. (Los Angeles Times)

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People take drugs because drugs make them feel better. And some people have a deeper need to feel better than others.

Here is something people who don't take drugs often forget: No one takes drugs because he wants to break the law, or end his marriage, or wind up crusty and homeless, or accidentally break into someone's house and fall asleep there because it looks sort of familiar. People take drugs because drugs make them feel better. And some people have a deeper need to feel better than others. (Los Angeles Times)

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A 28-year-old South Korean man died of exhaustion in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours

A 28-year-old South Korean man died of exhaustion in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours, South Korean police said Wednesday.

Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by his last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping, refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game Starcraft.

Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to what doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.

Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to play computer games, police said.(AP via Washington Post)

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a nurse came in to ask Rodgers if he wanted to meet President Bush, who was visiting the hospital. Rodgers declined.

One day a nurse came in to ask Rodgers if he wanted to meet President Bush, who was visiting the hospital. Rodgers declined.

"I don't want anything to do with him," he explains. "My belief is that his ego is getting people killed and mutilated for no reason -- just his ego and his reputation. (Washington Post)

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