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May 2018[edit]

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2Despite scandals over fake news and data privacy, Facebook is unlikely to disappear any time soon
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7John OliverFlorida's rehab system is a mess.
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9The pain bias in healthcare: The little-known inequality all women face
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14According to Euronews, Royal love story exposes Britain's 'quiet and unique brand of racism'.
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7Worried about what’s out there about you? You’re not alone. But is it even possible to become a digital ghost?
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10How American media attention fuels a cycle of increasingly common mass shootings.
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4Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?
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19From private jets to overspending, the planet’s wealthiest may be contributing the most to its changing climate, an Oxford professor argues.
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7"Have I told you about my old friend who’s married to the Republican governor of Missouri?" Deborah Friedell on the rise and fall of Eric Greitens.
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23CrackedFive ways America is actually moving backwards
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3The bestselling author and activist has been exploring the use of psychedelic drugs in medical research for his book How to Change Your Mind.
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17A proposal in Alberta, which would require schools to inform parents if their teenagers join gay-friendly groups, shows how fragile social progress is — even in Canada
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18Lying or spreading false news was treated as a crime in colonial Massachusetts.
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14Caitlyn Jenner doesn't represent transgender people
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2Nun's alleged letter from the devil, allegedly decrypted.
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3BBC — Think you're special? That just proves you're normal
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11How Mary Ann Horton Invented the Email Attachment, Then Revolutionized Trans Rights
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16How overhyped media narratives about America’s "fading white majority" fuel anxiety (and ignore how fluid the definition of "white" really is) — and how more inclusive definitions of ethnicity produce a more hopeful response.
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5Yet more on incels.
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-13A secular argument against the existence of free will.
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2Declining English and mathematic abilities in 8th grader US schools.

April 2018[edit]

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-6South Korean president states that Donald Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize.
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-10Scott Adams stating his political views
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16Upcoming election in Karnataka state of India faces challenges of rising Hindu radicalization and religious identity politics employed by Modi's BJP.
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13There's been a significant shift in the way transgender issues are treated in the last decade, with major corporations offering help and services to transitioning employees – but there's still so much to be done to ensure their equality.
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14At the Fed, the scene being set for financial disaster
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14The New York Times needs to stop calling all trans people "gay".
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13Kanye West, famous rapper and black man, labelled "alt-right darling" by the Washington Post.
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16'Raw hatred': why the 'incel' movement targets and terrorises women
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12David Futrelle on the Toronto van attack and incels.
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18This St. George's day we should take Englishness back from the bigots.
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10The difference between “echo chamber” and “epistemic bubble” and how can we escape them.
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3The GuardianSexual addiction, desire and dopamine hits
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21Whose Story (and Country) Is This?. No, white small-town working-class Protestants are not the only "real" Americans - and the prioritization they demand (and which they are all too often given) is just representative of a broader trend of white male centering and entitlement.
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14Why parents are losing custody of trans and gender non-conforming kids
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10"It is clearly misguided to assume that by listening to intersectionals, we are listening to women, people of color, LGBTs and the disabled. We are, in fact, listening to a minority ideological view dominated by people from an economically privileged class who have had a university education in the social sciences and/or the necessary leisure time and education to study intersectionality, critical race theory, queer theory and critical analyses of ableism."
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14Susie Meister, a former contestant on Road Rules who was sought out as a potential hire by conservative media outlets (including Fox News and Breitbart.com), discusses the similarities between reality TV and conservative media in how they operate.
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13How France solved its own opioid epidemic in the '90s.
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15How Focus on the Family got the IRS to call it a church.
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11David Silverman has been fired from his position of chairman of American Atheists because of accusations of sexual assault and financial conflicts.
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10Facebook says its ‘voter button’ is good for turnout. But should the tech giant be nudging us at all?
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21Movie review of God's Not Dead 3. To the surprise of no one, it's garbage.
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19Paul Ryan's retirement is a sign Republicans are just giving up and surrending re. the midterm elections.
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10Almost all violent extremists share one thing: their gender.
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13Even white nationalists have turned against Paul Nehlen.
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12Why do men sexually assault women?
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28Islamophobes, TERFs, you name it: Youtube shooter Nasim Aghdam is all things to all bigots.
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19News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether.
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9Why people become trolls online and how to improve the situation.
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11An interview with an Egyptian atheist and the TV host who kicked him off his show.
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6How JFK almost started World War III in an attempt to look macho.
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13Autism awareness day today
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17On Easter Sunday, Christians must remember how easily and often our faith is used to defend white supremacy
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12Kyle Kulinski goes on Fox News
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12Trans equality will come, but it won’t be an easy journey
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19Religion is not immune to the same criticism everything else faces.