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Are Fairy Tales Out of Fashion?I hate reading them to my young daughter—the classic versions are too violent, the Disney stories have bad values.
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Jean-Claude Mas Sold Breast Implants Made Industrial-Grade Silicone, the Kind Used In Cookware
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Even by the Standards of Baltimore, Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood Is Shockingly Impoverished and Violent
If You Want to Witness the Most Important Supreme Court Argument in Recent History, You’ll Have to Pay Up
Harvard Students Are Clueless About Fighting Fossil Fuels. They Could Learn a Thing or Two From Stanford.
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