- A man apparently linked to the killing of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen shot himself on Wednesday evening as the police tried to carry out a search at the apartment building where he was staying. [ New York Times ]
- Elizabeth Smart stormed from a Utah courtroom Wednesday as a psychiatrist testified that her alleged attacker had been motivated by a desire to have children and create a new race in an imaginary Zion. [ Washington Post ]
- One of the largest studies to look at health and weight finds that you don't exactly have to be obese to raise your risk of premature death. Being a little overweight is risky, too. [ Washington Post ]
Photograph of a young overweight girl by John Moore/Getty Images.
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