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How to protect your digital privacy in the era of public shaming
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How to protect your digital privacy in the era of public shaming

You can mitigate threats by reducing how much data you leave exposed for an intruder to grab. Hackers call this minimizing your "attack surface."

Everything you need to know about block grants
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Everything you need to know about block grants — the heart of GOP’s Medicaid plans

Block granting Medicaid is a centerpiece of health proposals supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services.

Drugmakers manipulate orphan drug rules to create prized monopolies
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Drugmakers manipulate orphan drug rules to create prized monopolies

The system intended to help desperate patients is being used to maximize profits and to protect niche markets for medicines already being taken by millions.

An ocean apart, but united in concerns about hate crimes
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An ocean apart, but united in concerns about hate crimes

The violence in Great Britain after the Brexit vote might hold lessons for America.

Science can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions
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Science can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

The resolutions that actually work are those that are easily turned into habits. And if we repeat the same simple action in the same environment, we can train ourselves into habits.

Faced with unaffordable drug prices, tens of millions buy medicine outside U.S.
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Faced with unaffordable drug prices, tens of millions buy medicine outside U.S.

When purchased outside the country, many prescription medicines cost half or less than they do in the United States.

Artificial intelligence predicts a picture’s future
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Artificial intelligence predicts a picture’s future

Given a still image, a new artificial intelligence system can generate videos that simulate the future of that scene to predict what might happen next.

Signed out of prison but not signed up for insurance, inmates fall prey to ills
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Signed out of prison but not signed up for insurance, inmates fall prey to ills

In Minnesota, only those eligible for special-release planning programs are offered assistance in applying. Ex-inmates with the worst chances of getting insurance and care are in 19 states that did not expand Medicaid. 

A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online
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A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online

Stanford education researchers share their discouraging research.

Hate crimes are up
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Hate crimes are up — but the government isn't keeping good track of them

Even in the early stages of what promises to be a prolonged focus on crimes colored by prejudice and politics, there appears to be one irrefutable truth: The data is deeply flawed.

Nature lovers may risk loving nature to death
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Nature lovers may risk loving nature to death

A new study quantifies threats to plants and points the finger — at us.

Jack Bradley
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Student's call for change: ‘I spend half my days in accelerated classes and the other half in special ed’

A teen with three disabilities makes a public plea for innovation in education — and blows the experts away.

The math of hunting and fishing: When to work together
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The math of hunting and fishing: When to work together

Here's how to identify when a lone-wolf strategy is better than sharing information.

Scarcity of mental health care means patients — especially kids — land In ER
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Scarcity of mental health care means patients, especially kids, rely on the ER

The most severely ill mental health patients were far more likely to spend extended periods of time in the ER.

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
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U.S. Labor Department: States are failing injured workers

The report lays the groundwork for renewed federal oversight of state workers' compensation programs.

Would California’s proposed tobacco tax hike reduce smoking?
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Would California’s proposed tobacco tax hike reduce smoking?

Four states will vote on whether to raise their tobacco tax in November: California (by $2), Colorado ($1.75), North Dakota ($1.76) and Missouri (15 cents).

Measuring 'best' practices to curb farm pollution
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Measuring 'best' practices to curb farm pollution

On Maryland's Eastern Shore, researchers are testing how well methods to limit agricultural pollution to the Chesapeake Bay actually work.

Amazon says it puts customers first — but its pricing algorithm doesn't
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Amazon says it puts customers first — but its pricing algorithm doesn't

The company's algorithm substantially favors Amazon and sellers it charges for services, an examination by ProPublica found.

Better training, tourniquets and techniques since 9/11 are saving lives
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Better training, tourniquets and techniques since 9/11 are saving lives

Across the country, a public safety campaign is under way to teach both first responders and average citizens how to stop trauma victims from bleeding to death.

Voters in Wisconsin, other states navigate maze of new voting rules
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Voters in Wisconsin, other states navigate maze of new voting rules

Lawmakers pass 37 new requirements in 20 states to require IDs and restrict early voting; court challenges leave rules in some states unsettled.