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Smallpox virus, colorized and magnified in this micrograph 42,000 times, is the real concern for biologists working on a cousin virus — horsepox. They're hoping to develop a better vaccine against smallpox, should that human scourge ever be used as a bioweapon. Chris Bjornberg/Science Source hide caption

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Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety?

Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need — and worry about repercussions.

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14, in Parkland, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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This Week's School Shooting Was A Very American Tragedy

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Looped Kiasmos
Dragged Kiasmos

Smallpox virus, colorized and magnified in this micrograph 42,000 times, is the real concern for biologists working on a cousin virus — horsepox. They're hoping to develop a better vaccine against smallpox, should that human scourge ever be used as a bioweapon. Chris Bjornberg/Science Source hide caption

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Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety?

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Last Stand Ikebe Shakedown
When I Fall Tasman
Redemption (with Babes Wodumo)

Bernadette Peters is the latest in a long line of Broadway stars to play the title role in Hello, Dolly! Julieta Cervantes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bernadette Peters On Fulfilling The Red Dress Of 'Hello, Dolly!'

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Call on Dolly Hello, Dolly! Ensemble (2017)
Overture Holly, Dolly! Orchestra (2017)
Crumbs Broke For Free
High Hopes Broke For Free

In this July 10, 2014, photo, Bobby Bostic is photographed in the visitation room at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Mo. A former St. Louis judge who sentenced Bostic, then a teenager, to 241 years in prison, says she regrets her ruling and is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to give him the opportunity for reform. Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP hide caption

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She Sentenced A Teen To 241 Years In Prison. Now She Wants Her Decision Overturned

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Astral Plains Via Luna

In Disney Channel's new original movie-musical ZOMBIES, a high school is integrated with zombie students, including the charismatic Zed (played by Milo Manheim). John Medland/Disney Channel hide caption

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Why The Zombie Craze Still Has Our Undying Affection

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Re: Your Brains Jonathan Coulton
Dust LVGOON

Archers indulge in a raucous competition, cheering teammates and jeering opponents. Here archers celebrate with a ritual dance after a teammate hit the narrow target. Tashi Dorji hide caption

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Tashi Dorji

Bhutan's Alcohol-Fueled Archery: It's Nothing Like The Olympics

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Elise LeGrow remakes blues and soul classics for her full-length debut, Playing Chess. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elise LeGrow's 'Playing Chess' Honors Blues And R&B Greats

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Hold On Elise LeGrow
Ame' Cherie (Soul Darling) Junior Walker & the All-Stars