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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Each year, millions of Americans leave jail and prison. When they do, they're likely to have a hard time managing their health. Some clinics are trying to provide ex-inmates with better, cheaper care.

A Vote To Impeach South Korea's President Expected This Week

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:28am

The biggest weekend protests yet over Korea's influence-peddling scandal seem to have moved enough lawmakers to support impeaching the embattled president.

If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:03am

Searching for alien life is harder than you might think, because whatever is out there might be really odd. So leading astrobiologists are meeting to advise NASA on how to go about looking for it.

Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:00am

Cases before the Supreme Court on Monday test whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.

Alabama's Prison System Goes On Trial

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:00am

A trial starts Monday over conditions in Alabama's prisons. Mentally ill inmates say they're denied basic care. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is conducting a civil rights probe into the prisons.

Is Education Tied To Conspiracy Theory Belief?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:36am

Not all conspiracy theories are harmful, though many have negative effects, says Tania Lombrozo. New research suggests education's consequences can disrupt the processes that draw people to them.

For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:00am

Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to the federal money for child care.

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