Plastic Surgery for Soldiers, Drones for Peace, and the Next Century of Girl Scouts

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

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Top Stories: A private program provides free cosmetic surgery to soldiers who were severely burned during the wars, a service the military health systems can't typically provide. Pregnant women can still be pushed out of jobs after asking employers for accommodations, because the law says their condition is not technically a disability.

Health: More and more nurses say that "on-the-job assault" from violent patients is one of their top safety concerns at work. Some doctors are adding lucrative plastic surgery procedures to their practice, even though they are untrained in the specialty and often disfigure patients.

Opinion: An argument for the use of spy drones to help document human rights abuses in hard to reach places. David Brooks says "I’ll be shocked if there’s another book [this year] that so compellingly describes the most important trends in American society" as Charles Murray's look at inequality in America, Coming Apart.

U.S.: The Girl Scouts are pushing a new promotional campaign, downplaying the Scouts themselves, but playing up the idea of young women as the leaders of tomorrow. Colorado activists are attempting (via lawsuit) to undo the state's budget system that allows voters to approve fiscal decisions at the ballot box.

Science: How DNA testing is changing the study of human history and development. A look at the rare mammals who use toxins and venom as self defense.

Business: Italy's financial crisis is hitting Americans in unusual ways as companies and organizations with ties to Italy, but based in the U.S., have been forced to slash budgets.

Real Estate: New York real estate agents sometimes use the name of a famous former tenant to boost the interest in homes and apartments for sale.

Politics: A year after arriving in office with aggressive government-slashing agendas, many Republican governors are dealing with a backlash that's forced them to scale back their plans.

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