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Biologists Choose Sides In Safety Debate Over Lab-Made Pathogens

The debate about whether it's OK to engineer and study microbes that could prompt a human pandemic has reignited. Each side now has a website and its own list of Nobelists and superstar supporters.

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In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats

Abandoned storefronts in strip malls are common here in one of the largest cities to file for bankruptcy. But one abandoned storefront plays host to a thriving punk indie music scene.

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Amateurism's Dying Hour

Frank Deford says that, with recent legal developments, the stage is set for college athletes to get paid for their performances. Will March Madness ever be the same again?

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Will Alaskans Vote To Repeal State's Tax Cut On Oil Production?

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire At 63

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Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

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In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats

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