Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) talks with David Moore following her refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Here's What We Know About The Kentucky Clerk Refusing Marriage Licenses

The Rowan County clerk who has become a divisive figure in the national debate on gay marriage has been summoned to a federal court for a hearing on whether to hold her in contempt.

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'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.

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Frozen tuna lies on the ground at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. The FDA recommends freezing raw fish before serving it in sushi as a way to keep it free of parasites. But as a recent outbreak of Salmonella in the U.S. highlights, freezing doesn't guarantee that raw sushi fish is pathogen-free. Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Freezing Didn't Keep Sushi Tuna Safe From Salmonella

Freezing is usually considered a way to make raw fish safer. But a recent outbreak of Salmonella in frozen, raw tuna used in sushi across the U.S. highlights the limits of the food-safety technique.

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Director Of Taylor Swift's New Video Defends His Work

"Wildest Dreams" depicts a love story set in Africa around 1950, Joseph Kahn notes. It did not have a political agenda, he says, and it did have people of color both in front of the camera and on the creative team.

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Fasting To The Death: Is It A Religious Rite Or Suicide?

Members of the ancient religion of Jainism who are very sick or very old may opt to stop eating. But India's Supreme Court is weighing a ban on the practice because suicide is illegal by Indian law.

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Taylor Alexander, who owns Baltimore clothing store Flawless Damsels, celebrates its recent reopening. A no-interest loan and online fundraiser helped her reopen the shop after it was looted in April's riots following the death of Freddie Gray. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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For A Baltimore Boutique Owner, A 'Joyous' Reopening After The Riots

Baltimore clothing shop Flawless Damsels is one of the more than 400 businesses damaged in last spring's riots. The shop recently reopened and was bustling, though that's not the case everywhere.

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, pictured at a July news conference in Washington, D.C., said federal and local law enforcement officials plan to meet in Detroit later this month to discuss ways to reduce violence. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Attorney General: 'This Violence Against All Of Us' Must End

Loretta Lynch condemned the shootings of law enforcement officers in Texas and Illinois, as well as other acts of violence in recent months.

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Code Switch

How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. Now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

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Class-Action Suit Alleges Chipotle's GMO-Free Campaign Is Deceptive

The campaign claims the chain has removed all ingredients made with genetically modified organisms from its menu, with few notable exceptions. A lawsuit says the campaign amounts to false advertising.

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As More Adults Pedal, Their Biking Injuries And Deaths Spike, Too

Hospital admissions caused by bike injuries have more than doubled across the country in the past 15 years. One doctor thinks the "Lance Armstrong effect" could be a reason for the jump.

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