Discarded used hypodermic needles along the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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HIV, STIs and other dangerous infections are feeding off of the opioid epidemic, creating an even more complicated threat to public health.
Whether they were motivated by enthusiasm or ire toward the candidates, the 2016 election captured the attention of US college and university students nationwide.
A couple watch film footage of the Vietnam war on a television in their living room.
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After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Poor diet hurts our health and our wallets.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
Let’s just go our separate ways.
Sometimes a dog can have very good reasons for hating its humans.
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is removed from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans.
A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
Is America’s digital economy facing a stormy future?
The digital economy in the US is already on the verge of stalling; failing to protect an open internet would further erode the United States’ digital competitiveness.
What is this man thinking?
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
What sort of beliefs made a mass movement succeed?
Debbie Ziegler, mother of the late Brittany Maynard, in Sacramento in September 2015, encouraging the passage of California’s End-of-Life Options Act. Maynard, who had brain cancer, had to move to Oregon so she could end her life legally in 2014.
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People who seek aid in dying tend to be white men older than 65, a new analysis shows. While this could be due to religious views, here's why it could also be because of lack of access.
Court proceedings are rarely sensitive to the inequalities faced by women and girls in Africa.
Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse.
An Indian man displays new currency notes of 2,000 Indian rupee.
AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
You can now pay your way with apps, cryptocurrencies and other digital alternatives. Physical money might one day look like a relic of the past.
Où est la différence entre le vrai et le faux ?
Les psychiatres n’ont pas attendu Donald Trump pour découvrir la notion de « faits alternatifs ». Chaque jour, ils entendent des patients soutenir des idées plus ou moins éloignées de la réalité.
An Iraqi soldier inspects a train tunnel adorned with an Islamic State group flag in Mosul, Iraq.
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An expert explains that such claims are probably more calculated and careful than you'd expect.
These South Sudanese soldiers are among those accused of rape, torture, killing and looting during an attack on aid workers.
AP Photo/Bullen Chol
Who is responsible for this problem? Research indicates that it's often the victims' own colleagues, and that aid agencies don't do enough to stop it.
Cypress swamp near Mandeville, Louisiana.
A new report calls U.S. forests an undervalued asset for slowing climate change. It warns that they are being degraded by logging for wood, paper and fuel, particularly in the Southeast.
Next best thing to a hidey-hole box?
Twitter recently blew up with posts wondering about the feline fascination with taped squares on the ground. An animal behavior expert explains it's not magic that draws Fluffy to the #CatSquare.
A vote is cast in New Hampshire 2012 primary.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently echoed the 1980s philosophy to 'just say no' to drugs. It's important to remember, however, that the policy was ineffective.
A rural highway in Ottumwa, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2017.
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A recent study from the Tisch College of Civil Life at Tufts looks at millennials' civic engagement – and finds some cause for concern in rural, suburban and urban areas.
My footprint is how big?
Pet food is a multi-billion-dollar industry that consumes huge amounts of animal protein. A veterinary nutrition specialist explains how to feed dogs and cats healthily and sustainably.