Are Islamic State recruits more street gang members than zealots?

The recent terrorist attacks in Spain and Finland once again compel us to ask: Who joins the Islamic State, and why? read more

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U.S. Lawmakers Seek Kushner Company Records on Maryland Apartments

by Alec MacGillis

Maryland’s two U.S. senators and four of its U.S. House representatives, all Democrats, sent a letter today to the large real-estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, demanding information about the company’s management of 17 apartment complexes it owns in the state. read more

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Spurned by Major Companies, The Daily Stormer Returns to the Web With Help From a Startup

by Ken Schwencke

The neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer was back online Friday with help from a small company whose founder said he wanted to defend free speech and raise the commercial profile of his new venture. read more

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World News

Why state-level single-payer health care efforts are doomed

With members of Congress spending the month of August in their home districts, Republican efforts to do away with President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), appear stalled, at least temporarily. read more

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Are you lonesome tonight? Why we, like Elvis, turn to food for comfort

August 16 is known to many Elvis Presley fans as the anniversary of his untimely death at the age of 42 in 1977. It is also the perfect occasion, for many, to honor him by indulging in his favorite foods, including fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches (with or without bacon), fried biscuits, bacon-wrapped meatballs, chicken fried steak, jelly doughnuts and vegetables saturated with butter and salt. read more

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The hidden stories of medical experimentation on Caribbean slave plantations

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore their health. read more

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Lest we forget: Children are watching this racism, violence and our reactions

I find myself in this place again. I am numb. I feel empty. I almost have no words. read more

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