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Gregg Gonsalves dropped out of college, drifted around, became a health-care activist and epidemiology professor — and is now the recipient of a 'genius grant.'
Oct. 4, 2018
The photo of the moment — light illuminating the fallen senator's face, the young immigrant crouched at his side — locked Romero into the public memory of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassination.
Oct. 4, 2018
From engineering to economics, from painting to planetary science, the range of this year's class is vast. But the MacArthur Foundation expects them all to do big things with their newfound $625,000.
Oct. 4, 2018
The FBI spoke with nine people as it looked into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He and Christine Blasey Ford apparently weren't among them.
Oct. 4, 2018
Heavy drinking can lead to alcohol-induced amnesia. It can be total or it can be spotty. Either way, it can be difficult for a bystander, or even the inebriated person, to know when it has happened.
Oct. 4, 2018
Sexual assault is still a highly stigmatized form of trauma, and that can complicate recovery for years, psychologists find. PTSD, depression and anxiety aren't unusual, but treatment can help.
Oct. 4, 2018
GOP Sens. Susan Collins and Jeff Flake said the FBI inquiry into sexual assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh was "thorough," with Flake seeing no new evidence. Their votes will be decisive.
Oct. 4, 2018
Once Russia's cheating was exposed, the Justice Department says, the embarrassed country "fought back by retaliating against the truth tellers, and against the truth itself."
Oct. 4, 2018
Under President Xi Jinping, China has devoted massive resources to burnish its global image and focus overwhelming media attention on its leader. Now, "Xi Jinping is the message," observes one expert.
Oct. 4, 2018
Nearly 90 percent of accounts that spread disinformation during the presidential election continue to operate and spread or amplify false stories, a new study concludes.
Oct. 4, 2018
This year, 12 women veterans are nominees for the House. Many are highlighting not only their military service, but their experiences as mothers.
Oct. 4, 2018
For years, Wigstock was a staple of New York City's drag scene. And after a 17-year hiatus and a boom in drag's popularity, the outdoor festival returned.
Oct. 4, 2018
After Kavanaugh called attacks on him "a calculated and orchestrated political hit," the advertising war escalated.
Oct. 4, 2018
Jackson Cosko, who was working in the office of Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, has been charged with publishing restricted personal information, witness tampering and other crimes.
Oct. 4, 2018
The seeds, which are used to make ricin but are not dangerous by themselves, tested positive in a screening center for hazardous substances.
Oct. 3, 2018

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