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Could A Club Drug Be the Secret to Curing PTSD?

The groundbreaking, remarkably effective, and more-than-a-little-trippy new treatment for severe trauma.<p>Julie Nelson learned at an early age to keep her younger siblings quietly entertained whenever their parents locked them up in the basement of their derelict Kansas City home. Her mother and …

Study: half of the studies you read about in the news are wrong

And yes, this could be one of them.<p>There’s an oft-repeated mantra among scientists: A single study is rarely the final answer. And yet for science reporters, new studies are irresistible — a bold new finding makes a great headline.<p>Which explains how we get into confusing situations like this:<p>The …

Dear Mr. Putin, Let’s Play Chess

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Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob?

I've spent years investigating, and here's what's known.<p>In his signature book, <i>The Art of the Deal,</i> Donald Trump boasted that when he wanted to build a casino in Atlantic City, he persuaded the state attorney general to limit the investigation of his background to six months. Most potential owners …

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Trump’s mob-linked ex-associate gives $5,400 to campaign

The Russian-born businessman says he visited Trump Tower last month for 'confidential' reasons.<p>A Russian-born, mafia-linked businessman whose ties to both Donald Trump and loyalists of Russian President Vladimir Putin have sparked scrutiny, visited Trump Tower last month for undisclosed business, …

How Russia sold its oil jewel: without saying who bought it

MOSCOW/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - More than a month after Russia announced one of its biggest privatizations since the 1990s, selling a 19.5 percent stake in its giant oil company Rosneft, it still isn’t possible to determine from public records the full identities of those who bought it.<p>Russian …

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Alleged hacker held in Prague at center of 'intense' US-Russia tug of war

Yevgeniy Nikulin faces extradition requests from both countries amid lingering disquiet over Moscow’s alleged interference in the US presidential election<p>An alleged computer hacker being held in the Czech Republic is at the centre of an international legal tussle between the United States and …

Who Is Carter Page?

The mystery of Trump’s man in Moscow.<p><i>Carter Page, a former Trump campaign volunteer at the center of the controversial House Intelligence Committee memo on FISA surveillance and the FBI that was released today by Chairman Devin Nunes with the permission of President Donald Trump, was profiled in</i> …

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Deutsche Bank examined Trump's account for Russia links

Bank looked for evidence of whether loans to president were underpinned by guarantees from Moscow, Guardian learns<p>The scandal-hit bank that loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to Donald Trump has conducted a close internal examination of the US president’s personal account to gauge whether there …

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A Frank Talk With Jessa Crispin About Why Modern-Day Feminism Is Full of Shit

In the Spring of 2016, writer Jessa Crispin abruptly closed her beloved literary blog Bookslut and subsequently gave Vulturea fiery interview, in …