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How the tax package could blur the separation of church and politics
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The tax package pending in Congress includes a provision that would leave churches and other nonprofits, which by law must be nonpartisan, suddenly free to engage in political...

Who will bury Charles Manson?
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Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who claimed inspiration for an apocalyptic race war from the...

How the tax package could blur the separation of church and politics
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The tax package pending in Congress includes a provision that would leave churches and other nonprofits, which by law must be nonpartisan, suddenly free to engage in political...

Who will bury Charles Manson?
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Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who claimed inspiration for an apocalyptic race war from the...

Diapers, potties and split pants: Understanding toilet training around the world may help parents relax
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Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training? For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American pediatricians would likely say. Nowadays, only...

The emotional challenges of student veterans on campus
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This Veterans Day, Americans will honor the heroism and sacrifice of the nearly 22 million men and women...

To succeed, large ocean sanctuaries need to benefit both sea life and people
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There is growing concern that the world’s oceans are in crisis because of climate change, overfishing, pollution and other stresses. One response is creating marine protected...

Trophy hunting: 5 essential reads
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The following is a roundup of previously published articles. In November 2017 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Anniversary of Konrad Reuland tragedy reminds us of the toll of brain aneurysms
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The late NFL tight end Konrad Reuland and baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew became forever linked when Carew, who needed a new heart, received Reuland’s. Reuland suffered a brain...

The dangers and potential of 'natural' opioid kratom
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Given the opioid addiction crisis, it would seem preposterous that an opioid is legal for use in the...

'He's Pavlov and we're the dogs': How associative learning really works in human psychology
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My ears perked up when, in recent weeks, I heard Donald Trump and Ivan Pavlov mentioned twice in connection with each other. After all, I’m an experimental psychologist who...

Can online gaming ditch its sexist ways?
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A huge online community has developed around the increasingly diverse world of video games. Online streaming...