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Rosenstein friends say he won’t be influenced by Trump tweets

The president appeared to attack the deputy attorney general, who oversees the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling.<p>President Donald Trump’s tweet Friday struck many of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s friends and colleagues as a bid to get him to drop oversight of the …

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The Surprisingly Subtle Art of Food Fraud

The long history of faked foods includes horse-meat hamburgers, oil-and dust-peppercorns, and corn-syrup honey.<p>Hamburgers that turn out to be horse, not beef. Honey sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Old, gray olives dipped in copper-sulfate solution to make them look fresh and green. …

How U.S. Immigration Law Enables Modern Slavery

By tying workers’ residence status to an employer, the visa system leaves many of them vulnerable to exploitation.<p><i>This article is part of a series of responses to Alex Tizon’s</i> Atlantic <i>article “My Family’s Slave.” The full series can be found here.</i><p>In “My Family’s Slave,” the devastating cover story …

Scientists Have Found the Oldest Known Human Fossils

The 300,000-year-old bones and stone tools were discovered in a surprising place—and could revise the history of our species.<p>Hundreds of thousands of years ago, around 62 miles west of what would eventually become Marrakesh, a group of people lived in a cave overlooking a lush Moroccan landscape. …

Why Adolescence Lasts Forever

A new book explores the dynamics of popularity, and the ways our high-school selves stay with us far beyond the teenage years.<p>In August of 2001, Mitch Prinstein, a psychology professor who had just been hired at Yale University, offered his first class at the school: a course he had developed about …

The Best of Cassini—13 Years in Orbit Around Saturn

On September 15, 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take its final measurements and images as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere at 77,000 miles per hour, burning up high above the cloud tops. Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 2.2 billion miles in seven years to reach Saturn and enter orbit. …

The Man Behind Trump's Religious-Freedom Agenda for Health Care

Roger Severino, the devout, conservative head of civil-rights enforcement at HHS, shows the power of behind-the-scenes figures in a dysfunctional Washington.<p>The offices inside the Department of Health and Human Services are aggressively tan. Roger Severino, the newly appointed head of its Office …

Binge Drinkers Beware: Study Finds Link Between Alcohol And Heart Arrhythmias

Researchers in Germany have found that getting drunk is associated with abnormal heart rhythms.<p>Their study was conducted in a place teeming with potential research subjects.<p>"Basically we were sitting over a beer or two, ironically, and talking about how to design a study about relevance of alcohol …

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White House Optimism on Shutdown Complicated by Trump Demands

The White House is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best as it plans for the possibility of a government shutdown next week. But the insistence on including many of President Donald Trump's priorities in the government spending bill has added some roadblocks to a bipartisan effort to pass …

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