100 years ago African-Americans marched down 5th Avenue to declare that black lives matter

The only sounds were those of muffled drums, the shuffling of feet and the gentle sobs of some of the estimated 20,000 onlookers. The women and children wore all white. The men dressed in black. read more

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Senate GOP opens health care debate. Now what?

On July 25, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrowly managed to keep a Republican effort to reform health care alive. We asked our experts to consider the importance of this procedural vote and what happens next. read more

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Venezuela’s getting a new constitution whether the people want it or not

Despite widespread objections, Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, is moving ahead with a plan to rewrite the country’s constitution. read more

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Glioblastoma, a formidable foe, faces a ‘reservoir of resilience’ in McCain

As a naval aviator, John McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war. He received inadequate medical care for injuries that nearly killed him, enduring years of unimaginable deprivation and torture. read more

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The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form of disability. read more

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How killing the ACA could lead to more opioid deaths in West Virginia and other Trump states

President Trump spoke at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on July 24, joining a long list of presidents who have spoken to the huge meeting of Boy Scouts, troop leaders and volunteers. The visit was not surprising, as West Virginia, in the center of Appalachia, is overwhelmingly Trump Country. read more

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Who’s avoiding sex, and why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life. read more

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