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Friday, May 29, 2015

Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

Several states have recently enacted laws that require a delay between abortion counseling and the procedure itself. In some cases, this can drive up the cost by hundreds of dollars.

Olga Khazan

Inbox Zero vs. Inbox 5,000: A Unified Theory

There are two types of people in the world: those with hundreds of unread messages, and those who can’t relax until their inboxes are cleared out.

Joe Pinsker

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Stocks in the Social Age

Tracking the most talked about stocks on the web.

The Cost of an Adjunct

The plight of non-tenured professors is widely known, but what about the impact they have on the students they’re hired to instruct?

Laura McKenna

How to Fix a Broken Police Department

Reforms were slow to take hold in Cincinnati, but when they did, they drove down crime while also reducing arrests.

Alana Semuels

Could Hillary Clinton Be the Champion Campaign-Finance Reform Needs?

The former secretary of state is an unlikely reformer—which is precisely why she might be a particularly effective one.

Lawrence Lessig

The Mystery of the Hardy Boys and the Invisible Authors

Along with the Nancy Drew series, almost all of the thrillers in the popular teenage franchise were produced by ghostwriters, thanks to a business model that proved to be prescient.

Daniel A. Gross

When the Last Patient Dies

Kalaupapa, Hawaii, is a former leprosy colony that’s still home to several of the people who were exiled there through the 1960s. Once they all pass away, the federal government wants to open up the isolated peninsula to tourism. But at what cost?

Alia Wong

Equality in Marriage May Not Bring Equality in Adoption

For gay couples, winning the battle for legal rights would be just the first step toward securing full recognition for their families.

Andrew Giambrone

Waiting in Kuwait, Between Home and War

A strange night on the road to Afghanistan

Kyle Reynolds

Photo: Deadly Storms Hammer Mexico and Texas

This week, devastating storms brought tornadoes, immense rainfall, and flash flooding to the Great Plains, Midwest, northern Mexico, Texas and parts of Oklahoma.

Video: What It Takes to Pursue an NFL Dream

"I have every intention of playing football again, and I really believe that it's gonna happen."

Nadine Ajaka

The Mysterious Columba Bush

Who is Jeb’s wife, what effect will she have on his campaign—and what effect will his campaign have on their marriage?

Hanna Rosin

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