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Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

The biological effects of lifelong exposure to racism or other sorts of discrimination can be complicated, scientists say, but likely tap into the same mechanisms as other types of chronic stress.

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Even (Former) Presidents Have To Go To Jury Duty

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Tuesday's Dead Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Road To Joy Bright Eyes

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She Served In Vietnam, But 'Nobody Had Ever Welcomed Me Home'

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Genius and the Thieves Eluvium
Brocolissimo Totorro

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Broadway's 'The Band's Visit' Tells A Story Of Common Ground Between Cultures

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Nightswimming R.E.M.
New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 R.E.M.
Kodokunohatsumei toe
You Go toe

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Tokyo in October 2016; President Trump in Washington in April. Eugene Hoshiko; Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Trump And Duterte Could Reset The Shaky U.S.-Philippine Alliance

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The Jensens Phil Cook
Tasman Phil Cook

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In New Novel, 'Martian' Author Andy Weir Builds A Colony On The Moon

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First Light Lindsey Stirling
Moon Trance Lindsey Stirling