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Grantland offers two sides on divisive article about transgender inventor who killed herself

Grantland -- a sports and pop culture magazine owned by ESPN -- offers
two sides on an article about a transgender inventor who killed herself.

Drugs, death, neglect: Behind the scenes at Animal Planet

A Mother Jones investigation may make you think twice before flipping the channel to watch your favorite four-legged friends.

Acid mine drainage reduces radioactivity in fracking waste

A hefty amount of the radioactivity in fracking wastewater could be removed by blending it with acid mine drainage, according to a new study from Duke University.

Barred Care

For some, life behind bars means better access to mental health care because of years of budget cuts, reports The Texas Observer.

ATF uses rogue tactics in storefront stings across nation

Tattoos paid for by the government? Check out this must-read investigation about firearm-sting tactics.

Amid abortion debate, the pursuit of science

ProPublica's Q&A with Tracy Weitz, a prominent abortion researcher, about what it takes to research abortion in the U.S.

Study finds sea levels rising fast; concerns grow about Shore

A new Rutgers study finds that the New Jersey Shore is rising fast -- already faster than at any time in the last 4,300 years -- and it could rise up to 11 to 25 inches more than the global average by 2100.

In a major shift, Medicare wants power to ban harmful prescribers

A ProPublica investigation has sparked a discussion about new federal restrictions on prescribing painkillers to Medicare recipients.

San Diego has fallen behind on combatting police racial profiling

Police in San Diego have failed to document racial data during traffic stops, the Voice of San Diego found in a recent investigation. 

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