- Making News: At Moussaoui Trial, Failure to Tell the Truth Caused 9/11
The latest witness at the penalty trial of of Zacarias Moussaoui told the court today that Moussaoui's confession of conspiring with al Quaeda could have helped track down hijackers before 9/11 if Moussaoui had come clean sooner. Dahlia Lithwick is following the case for Slate.com.
- Reporter's Notebook: Study Finds Depression Drugs Work Half of the Time
A $35 million taxpayer-funded study on drugs for depression has been awaited eagerly by the pharmaceutical industry, doctors and patients. Results from the largest trial of its kind are now in and the verdict is mixed. Celexa, Wellbutrin, Zoloft and Effexor all work in very different ways, but the outcomes are very much the same; they're successful half of the time, as we hear from Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
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