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Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

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Given supportive, nurturing conditions, highly reactive "orchid" children can thrive when tackling challenges, pediatrician and author Thomas Boyce says, especially if they have the comfort of a regular routine. Michael H/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids

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'Fresh Air' Remembers 'Philadelphia Daily News' Obituary Writer Jim Nicholson

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'Guide To Freedom' Documentary Chronicles The Real Life 'Green Book'

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The History Of American Imperialism, From Bloody Conquest To Bird Poop

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BBC's 'Dynasties' Captures The Complicated Social Lives Of 5 Different Species

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Environmental Photographer Focuses On Protecting The Climate — And Its People

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"There's just so much beneath the streets of New York City that people walking around on the surface don't ever think about," journalist Will Hunt says. His new book is Underground. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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'Underground' Digs Up The Secrets Of Hidden Communities Around The World

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The 'Very Particular' History Being Presented At Confederate Sites

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Memoirist Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge Ph.D.

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How Ted Kennedy's '80 Challenge To President Carter 'Broke The Democratic Party'

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How The 1965 Immigration Act Made America A Nation Of Immigrants

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Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy in the film Stan & Ollie. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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John C. Reilly On The Comedy Of Laurel And Hardy: 'It's Almost Like A Ballet'

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Surgeons performed more than 21,000 kidney transplants and 8,000 liver transplants in 2018, according the United Network for Organ Sharing. shapecharge/Getty Images hide caption

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A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant

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Following The Defeat Of ISIS, Iraq Pursues A Campaign Of Revenge

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