Human-trafficking survivors, persistent school segregation, and more
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The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory

Michael Gerson

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Why Did Trump Fire Tillerson Now?

The specific timing of the move—following the secretary of state’s split from the president to condemn a Russian attack in the U.K.—raises questions about its motive.

David Frum

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What Happened at the Thailand 'Black Site' Run by Trump's CIA Pick

The Senate's 2014 report on torture details what "enhanced interrogation" really entailed.

Annabelle Timsit

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Survivors of Human Trafficking, in Their Own Words

Three stories of women who came to America looking for a better life, but instead found astonishing cruelty

Rebecca J. Rosen

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The Persistent Crime of Nazi-Looted Art

The discovery of more than 1,500 artworks in a flat in Munich serves as an inconvenient reminder of one of the unresolved wrongs of the Third Reich.

Sophie Gilbert

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Martin Luther King Jr. Saw Three Evils in the World

Racism was only the first.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Black students are escorted through the front door of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 26, 1957.

School Segregation Is Not a Myth

Skeptics claim that concerns over racially divided schools are false alarms—but they’re missing the full picture.

Will Stancil

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The facade of Edwin Zong's opioid-treatment clinic

A Puzzling Opioid-Linked Killing Points to a Dangerous Trend

What led an addiction doctor to keep a gun in his desk?

Brian Rinker

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Unplugging From the Internet Nearly Destroyed Me

A totally true account of a time I went off-line

Vann R. Newkirk II

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A person holds a globe against a background of Earths hit by meteors, crumbling, and colliding with rockets.

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive

Peter Brannen

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The Refugee Detectives

Inside Germany’s high-stakes operation to sort people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders

Graeme Wood

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Photos: Surfing Norway in Sub-Zero Temperatures

AFP photographer Olivier Morin recently spent time with surfers above the Arctic Circle on the beaches of Norway’s Lofoten Islands.

Alan Taylor

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My Family Is a Theme Park

A young woman rides a dizzying carousel every day for six years straight—but it's not for the thrill.

Emily Buder

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