NEW YORK, Oct. 18 - Montgomery County is on a knife's edge. As a sniper prowls the affluent suburban counties around Washington, DC, locals have adopted a new, anxious way of life: looking over their shoulders at the gas pump, fretting about their school-age children, compulsively scanning Internet news sites.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

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