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Marijuana use is risky for teens and pregnant women and can be habit-forming, says the U.S. surgeon general. Jane Khomi/Getty Images hide caption

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Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

As more than 30 states have liberalized marijuana laws, the use and potency of the drug have increased. The surgeon general says there's no safe amount of marijuana for adolescents and pregnant women.

A new Trump administration policy on citizenship for children born abroad may affect only a small fraction of U.S. service members and government employees, but its announcement drew anger. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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What Do New Citizenship Rules For Kids Of U.S. Military, Workers Abroad Mean?

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Marijuana use is risky for teens and pregnant women and can be habit-forming, says the U.S. surgeon general. Jane Khomi/Getty Images hide caption

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Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

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Hotel Theme, Pt. 1 College
Saturday's Children Circles Around the Sun
cenote wax future
Here on Out Tweed & Magic Beans

Researchers looked for genetic variants linked to sexual behavior in new genetic research that analyzed DNA from donated blood samples from nearly half a million middle-aged people from Britain who participated in a project called UK Biobank. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Search For 'Gay Genes' Comes Up Short In Large New Study

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Between the Buttons French 79
An Ending, A Beginning Dustin O'Halloran
Church Galactic

For the ballpersons of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, footwork and athletic ability are important, but "good focus" is the first priority, says manager Tina Taps. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At The U.S. Open, The Ball's In Their Court — And It's Their Job To Pick It Up

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Wata Wasuri Tito Puente
Paradox Riot Jazz Brass Band
White Sky Vampire Weekend
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New Dawn Followed By Ghosts
Doin' It Herbie Hancock

Before scheduling his hernia surgery, Wolfgang Balzer called the hospital, the surgeon and the anesthesiologist to get estimates for how much the procedure would cost. But when his bill came, the estimates he had obtained were wildly off. John Woike for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Bill Of The Month: Estimate For Cost Of Hernia Surgery Misses The Mark

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Red Dust Zero 7
99 Luftballons Nena
Bravery D.P. Kaufman

Scientists say pea-size organoids of human brain tissue may offer a way to study the biological beginnings of a wide range of brain conditions, including autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Alysson Muotri/UC San Diego Health Sciences hide caption

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After Months In A Dish, Lab-Grown Minibrains Start Making 'Brain Waves'

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Lacrymae Melodium
Gilded Age Lotus

"It's almost a dying art form in that people cherry-pick songs and put them on playlists and so, I don't know that the listening audience really ever gets the sense of the full artistic statement," Sheryl Crow says. Dove Shore/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sheryl Crow Says 'Threads' Is Her Last Album. And She's OK With That

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Prove You Wrong Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris et. al.
Rynodub The Motet

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