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This Is What It's Really Like to Survive a Gunshot

By Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, and Jaeah Lee | Wed Apr. 15, 2015 06:00 AM ET chapters what does gun violence cost? by the numbers he survivors As part of our ongoing investigation into gun violence, which costs the nation at least $229 billion a year, we documented the stories of eight survivors. Show More Summary

The True Cost of Gun Violence in America

By Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, Jaeah Lee, and James West | Wed Apr. 15, 2015 06:00 AM ET chapters what does gun violence cost? by the numbers he survivors I t was a mild, crystal clear desert evening on November 15, 2004, when Jennifer...Show More Summary

The Scary Law That Allowed Pharmacists to Deny This Woman the Drugs She Needed After Her Miscarriage

When Brittany Cartrett lost her pregnancy in March, her doctor prescribed Misoprostol to help her complete the miscarriage. The drug, which would allow her to avoid a more invasive surgical procedure, is the same one used to induce many abortions. Show More Summary

Quick Reads: "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones

Dreamland By Sam Quinones BLOOMSBURY PRESS In Dreamland, former Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones deftly recounts how a flood of prescription pain meds, along with black tar heroin from Nayarit, Mexico, transformed the once-vital blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, and other American communities into heartlands of addiction. Show More Summary

40,000 Maryland Ex-Cons May Soon Get Their Voting Rights Back

A national, bipartisan effort to roll back restrictions on felon voting rights could soon take a big step forward in Maryland. Earlier this month, the Maryland legislature passed a bill that would restore the right to vote to felons immediately after release from prison. Show More Summary

Coal Is Dying and It's Never Coming Back

Coal, the number-one cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last week from Duke University found that since 2008, the coal industry shed nearly 50,000 jobs, while natural gas and renewable energy added four times that number. Show More Summary

Why Hillary Clinton Needs Martin O'Malley to Run for President

One Democratic source tells me that Hillary Clinton's camp has sent a clear message to former Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.): challenge her for the Democratic presidential nomination and you're dead to us. Another source says that theShow More Summary

Here's What a Hillary Clinton Presidency Would Mean for Global Warming

This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's strange to remember how bitterly divisive the 2008 Democratic presidential primary battle was. Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's platforms and ideological positioning were awfully similar. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio is Running For President. Read These 7 Stories About Him Now.

That makes three: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has told donors that he will mount a presidential bid. He is scheduled to officially announce his candidacy Monday evening in Miami with a speech on the steps of the Freedom Tower, the historic...Show More Summary

We've Been Asking Mexico to Detain Migrant Kids for Us. Here's What That Looks Like.

A new report by the Georgetown Law School's Human Rights Institute found that Central American child migrants apprehended in southern Mexico over the past year have faced excessive stints in detention, often in poor conditions, deterring...Show More Summary

Kids Who Have To Share iPads Learn Better Than Kids Who Have Their Own

Students who share digital devices do better academically than their peers who have their own devices or no devices at all, a team from Northwestern University has found. The study, conducted by communications PhD candidate Courtney Blackwell, focused on three Chicago-area elementary schools. Show More Summary

Here Is the Secret Jargon Doctors Use to Talk Trash About You To Your Face

Medical lingo can be confusing—but maybe ignorance is bliss. In his new book, The Secret Language of Doctors, Toronto-based ER physician Brian Goldman decodes the slang that doctors and nurses use to talk about their jobs, patients, and each other—and some of it is far from flattering. Of course, not all slang is derogatory. Show More Summary

Here's What Happened When I Asked Rand Paul an Inconvenient Question

I haven't been surprised by Sen. Rand Paul's presidential campaign launch, with the GOP senator from Kentucky winning more attention for his testy interactions with reporters than for his libertarian theology. These past few days, Paul...Show More Summary

This Video Game Shows What Sexual Harassment Can Feel Like

In most video games, the player's choices determine the ending. In Freshman Year, a short new work by game designer Nina Freeman, your character can wear jeans or a skirt as she prepares for a night out, go alone or with a friend, drink a little or a lot. Show More Summary

Looking for the Link Between Driving While Black And Police Shootings

On Thursday, South Carolina's Law Enforcement Division released the dashcam footage of the moments leading up to officer Michael Slager's fatal shooting of Walter Scott. It opens with Slager following Scott, who was driving a Mercedes-Benz, into a parking lot. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Is Running for President. Here Are 11 Stories About Her That You Should Read Now.

Finally, after months of speculation, scandal, and shadow campaigning, Hillary Clinton is about to announce she is officially running for president. The Clinton camp leaked to press on Friday that she plans to tweet a video on Sunday...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Appointee Says Climate Action Is Pointless Because Volcanoes

Artisticco/Shutterstock This story originally appeared on the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Wisconsin, which has been in the news this week for voting to bar staff of the state public...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush's Emails: Why Are So Many Key Episodes MIA?

When the New York Times revealed that Hillary Clinton used a private email address as secretary of state, GOP presidential candidate-in-waiting Jeb Bush pounced. "Transparency matters," he tweeted, linking to the archive of his own emails that he had made public a month earlier. Continue Reading »

How Marco Rubio Abandoned Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Became a Typical GOPer

Republican Party pooh-bahs have long argued that Sen. Marco Rubio's appealing personal story—he's the Spanish-speaking son of Cuban immigrants—would be a key asset should he run for president in 2016. Republican pollster and Rubio adviser...Show More Summary

Why Is My Bank Teller Trying to Sell Me a Credit Card I Don't Want?

Until recently, your typical banker was someone whose main job was to accept deposits, cash checks, and dispense basic financial advice. But now that job hardly exists anymore—at least not as we once knew it. Today's front-line bankShow More Summary

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