How economic inequality has increased the number of unplanned births, why Democratic Massachusetts elects Republican governors, a review of ABC's new series "American Crime," incredible photos of a Japanese island overrun by cats, and more...

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Friday, March 6, 2015

An Obamacare Cliff-Hanger at the Supreme Court

Oral arguments before the Justices offer clarity on the legal issues, but the law's fate is less certain than ever.

Garrett Epps

Unplanned Births: Another Outcome of Economic Inequality?

Affluent women are likely to have access to more-reliable forms of birth control, and they're more than three times as likely to have an abortion in the case of an accidental pregnancy.

Gillian B. White

Why Popcorn Time Scares Netflix

The free video-streaming upstart is starting to rival the larger site for traffic in some countries, but it isn't necessarily doing anything illegal.

John McDuling

Silicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms (and Dads)

A look at major differences in the tech industry’s approach to parental leave

Rebecca Grant

American Crime Tackles Fear and Loathing in the U.S. Justice System

John Ridley's new ABC series is a punishing but worthwhile effort to explore race relations via a murder mystery.

David Sims

The Most Common Sources of Food Poisoning

A new FDA report looks at where foodborne illnesses come from.

Julie Beck

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

It’s not selling out; it’s buying in.

Michael Godsey

Ferguson's Conspiracy Against Black Citizens

How the city's leadership harassed and brutalized their way to multiple civil-rights violations

Conor Friedersdorf

Netanyahu's Real Targets: President Obama, and the Israeli Swing Voter

In an impassioned speech, the Israeli prime minister makes the case that Iran is ruled by very bad men. But we got that.

Jeffrey Goldberg

The Bluest Republican

Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor

Molly Ball

Video: Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Dravet Syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy that affects children. Could marijuana oils alleviate their seizures?

Chris Heller

Photo: A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people.