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Roman marbles are on display in the San Giovanni metro station, part of Line C of Rome's subway, in 2017. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

Construction on a new subway line has uncovered marble busts, frescoes, mosaics, even ancient peach pits, dating back nearly 2,000 years. Archaeologists have also found an ancient military barracks.

Politics

The Week Ahead In Politics

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The Week Ahead In Politics

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Matthew Caruana Galizia (left) and Paul Caruana Galizia, the sons of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, attend a vigil outside the Maltese High Commission in London on April 16, six months after she was assassinated. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Ordered The Car Bomb That Killed Maltese Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia?

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Milo Cress says straws are among the most common disposable plastic items, along with bottle caps, that can be found polluting oceans and beaches. Milos Bicanski/Getty Images hide caption

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Environment

One Child's Outsized Influence On The Debate Over Plastic Straws

3 min

One Child's Outsized Influence On The Debate Over Plastic Straws

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Sunday Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle: Part Human

5 min

Sunday Puzzle: Part Human

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"This text has long been perceived as a masculine text," says Maria Dahvana Headley. "It's been perceived as: Oh that's about men and war. But I think this text is as much about domesticity ... it's a text about home." The Beowulf manuscript above is thought to be approximately 1,000 years old. The British Library hide caption

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Author Interviews

Beowulf In The Suburbs? 'The Mere Wife' Is An Epic Retelling

9 min

Beowulf In The Suburbs? 'The Mere Wife' Is An Epic Retelling

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People walk past tributes to the victims of MH17, placed on signage for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia in 2014. Several AIDS activists on their way to the conference were killed. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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Global Health

4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis

4 min

4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis

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Roman marbles are on display in the San Giovanni metro station, part of Line C of Rome's subway, in 2017. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

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Seanan McGuire has so many universes in her head, she hasn't counted them all yet. Beckett Gladney hide caption

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Book News & Features

Readers See Themselves In The Many Worlds Of Seanan McGuire

3 min

Readers See Themselves In The Many Worlds Of Seanan McGuire

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