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  • The Rocky Road to Sainthood

    Saints may hold a place in heaven, but the process of attaining sainthood—beatification and then canonization—is rarely safe from controversy.…

  • Baby Names

    Not all names are created equal. In the book Freakonomics the contrarian economist Steven Levitt and his co-author, Stephen J. Dubner, contend that…

  • White House Chefs

    Before he quit, in February, Walter Scheib III had been White House chef for a decade. Hired by Hillary Clinton to replace longtime chef Pierre…

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What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we still save the night sky?

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The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

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Desegregated, Yet Unequal

A short documentary about the legacy of Boston busing

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

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Social Media: The Video Game

What if the validation of your peers could "level up" your life?

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The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

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