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Protesters shout anti-Nazi chants after chasing alt-right blogger Jason Kessler from a news conference on Aug. 13 in Charlottesville. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Explaining, Again, The Nazis' True Evil

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While doctors and nurses have an ethical duty to treat all patients, they are not immune to feelings of dread when it comes to patients who are hateful or belligerent. A well-known article from the 1970s spoke to this. Sally Elford/Getty Images hide caption

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Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer Talks About How Protests Were Handled

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Fallout shelter signs, like this one, still hang on buildings around the U.S. Travis S./Flickr hide caption

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As Rhetoric Ramps Up, Are Today's Kids Worried About Nuclear War?

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Week In Politics: U.S. Trades Threats With North Korea

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Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, a high schooler who has autism, in Netflix's new series Atypical. Greg Gayne/Netflix hide caption

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Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

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A 2016 World Series championship ring the Chicago Cubs said they were giving to Steve Bartman. Chicago Cubs/AP hide caption

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A World Series Ring For Steven Bartman

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Week In Politics: Robert Mueller Uses Grand Jury In Russia Probe

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