This Gene Technology Could Change the World. Its Maker Isn’t Sure It Should.

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A Doctor Explains What Happens When Smuggling Cocaine Goes Wrong

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Saying ‘We Need to Talk’ Is an Act of Unmitigated Aggression

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Lessons on Anxiety From a Stray Cat

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Encouraging Teamwork, Not Winning, Helps Kids Get Into Sports

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Women Aren't in the Constitution. What Would Change If They Were?

The Equal Rights Amendment could have a "tremendous impact" on how women are treated under the law, experts say.

The People Reclaiming Religious Freedom from the Christian Right

Groups like The Church of Safe injection are showing that religious liberty isn't only a conservative value.

Virginia Could Become a 'Safe Haven' for Abortion Access in the South

After regaining control of both chambers of the state legislature, Virginia Democrats can undo decades of anti-choice laws.

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Her strategy of slowly phasing in government health insurance for everyone reveals a fundamental divide between her and Bernie Sanders.

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