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This month's State of the Union Address was unusually short of sweeping, long-range promises, but President Obama did endorse the ambitious goals of Vice President Biden's "Moon Shot"…

Joe Biden's "Moon Shot" and "Cancer Politics"

This month's State of the Union Address was unusually short of sweeping, long-range promises, but President Obama did endorse the ambitious goals of Vice President Biden's "Moon Shot"…

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In 1974, First Lady Betty Ford talked openly about her mastectomy, bringing the fears of every woman out into the open.

Angelina Jolie, Breast Cancer and Radical Surgery

In 1974, First Lady Betty Ford talked openly about her mastectomy, bringing the fears of every woman out into the open.

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Some of America's most popular painkillers contain an ingredient that's hard on the liver in large doses. Disputes about Vicodin, Percocet, Tylenol and Excedrin have raged for years.

FDA Targets Painkillers

Some of America's most popular painkillers contain an ingredient that's hard on the liver in large doses. Disputes about Vicodin, Percocet, Tylenol and Excedrin have raged for years.

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Science continues to suffer attack from the Trump administration. Testimony on climate change and national security has been censored.

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Author and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern traces the origins of America's burgeoning white nationalist movement.

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Playboy Magazine built a culture of objectifying women that doesn't fly in the #MeToo era.

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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Berkeley’s City Council recently adopted an ordinance to drop certain gendered terms from the city’s municipal code.

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