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by Fatimah Waseem May 25, 2018 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

Neuro-witchcraft —  “A judge on Thursday appointed two brain experts to evaluate a man facing the death penalty in the slaying of a teenage Muslim girl last year, despite the objections of a prosecutor who derided the requests as “neuro-witchcraft.” Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows agreed to the appointments of a neuropsychologist and neurotoxicologist to evaluate Darwin Martinez-Torres, 23, of Sterling, who faces charges including capital murder and rape in the June killing of Nabra Hassanen of Reston.” [WTOP]

More Metro inspections — New federal inspections find old Metro problems still persist, including several “code black” track conditions. [The Washington Post]

Stateside: On the front lines — Nurses are on the front lines in battling the opioid epidemic. One nurse says most of her patients are homeless. [The Connection]

Photo by Ressa Blair

  • OneReally

    “More Metro inspections — New federal inspections find old Metro problems still persist, including several “code black” track conditions. [The Washington Post]”

    We’re about two years away from the article that says where did all of the safety surge time and money really go.

    • Mike M

      Look for the union label.

  • Why do you bother?

    A prosecutor calls neurophychology and neurotoxicology “witchcraft”????? Someone needs to get a clue about post-dark-ages medicine.

  • Greg

    There’s at least one wicked witch residing in Reston.

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