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This Researcher Devised His Own Low-Cost Cancer Treatment and Won


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Michael Retsky wasn’t your typical cancer patient. His own research showed the problems with existing treatments, so he helped model a new one.

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Top 5 Reasons Solar Energy Will Save the World


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The research and development monies now going into solar energy are great enough to fuel innovation and bring down prices rapidly.

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Unsurprising Affirmative Action Decision Is Bad News for Gay Marriage


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The current Supreme Court has consistently decided for states’ rights and majority rule, which could be a problem as same-sex marriage cases work their way through the judiciary.

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Not Time to Turn Virtual War Into a Real One


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A correspondent of the conservative Le Figaro, Adrien Jaulmes in Donetsk, reports Tuesday that what is taking place in the contested Russia-speaking areas resembles a “Potemkin” war, waged in the press and social media and on wall posters, but that has yet to produce any discernible popular movement.

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Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going


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Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades, but at least one doctor isn’t willing to give up on work that could save lives.

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Raising Taxes on Corporations That Pay Their CEOs Royally and Treat Their Workers Like Serfs


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Until the 1980s, corporate CEOs were paid, on average, 30 times what their typical worker was paid. Since then, CEO pay has skyrocketed.

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Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research


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Giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.

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Triumph of the Immigrant American Spirit: Meb Keflezighi and the Boston Marathon


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On Monday, Boston responded with its vigorous spirit of community and transcendence to the cowardly terrorism that marred the marathon in 2013, coming out in record numbers for this year’s event.

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Where Macondo Came Alive


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Years before I met him, Gabriel Garcia Marquez changed my life.

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Hacker ‘Weev’ Is Out of Jail, but His ‘Fight for Freedom’ Isn’t Over Yet


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After spending over a year in a federal correctional institution, “Weev” Auernheimer’s conviction has been vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. government may try him again and critics of his prosecution hope Auernheimer’s plight will underscore the need to put an end to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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