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Young man fights off anorexia, but the threat remains

Three years after almost dying from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, Jon Sestak of Lake Quivira has turned his life around. He is back up to 160 pounds, has graduated from the University of Kansas, has a new job, a stronger faith and a new dog, named Champ.

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Mary Sanchez

Sony hack highlights widespread vulnerability to cyberterrorism

Sony Pictures’ tribulations over the past few weeks are a warning of the precarious state of the nation’s cybersecurity. This is serious business, and it’s in the public interest to get it sorted out. For too long, however, we’ve taken an unserious attitude toward this threat, as was evident in the prurient interest the media and the public took in Sony Pictures’ dirty laundry.

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After Ferguson, racial healing must spring from protests

Long-simmering tensions over policing and race relations boiled over on Aug. 9 when a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. The new focus on policing and race relations was conceived in tragedy and continues to claim lives. It is imperative in 2015 to turn the terrible losses into some lasting good.

Steve Paul

In race relations, the lurch goes on and on

Despite the disparate circumstances, all these recent fatal incidents involving African-Americans and police have tapped into a seemingly intractable strain of distrust. Generations upon generations of white people and black people — too many whites, too many blacks — hold little but low expectations when they face one another across the racial divide.

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