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David Epstein

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Investigative reporter for ProPublica; former staff writer for Sports Illustrated and author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

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Doctors still prescribe certain drugs and medical treatments, despite evidence saying they shouldn’t.

If medical treatments don’t work, why do doctors keep using them?

Doctors still prescribe certain drugs and medical treatments, despite evidence saying they shouldn’t.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On the eve of the Summer Olympics in Rio, Russia claims 270 of its athletes have been cleared for competition.

Did WADA intentionally sabotage Russian doping probe?

On the eve of the Summer Olympics in Rio, Russia claims 270 of its athletes have been cleared for competition.

from To the Point

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has had its ups and downs over the last several decades.

DEA Drug War

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has had its ups and downs over the last several decades.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Unqualified kids are admitted to some of America’s most prestigious institutions. Parents, administrators and coaches face criminal charges.

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The latest letter from Attorney General William Barr says the Mueller report will be available in a few weeks.

Women developed the coffee filter, the donut, mass-produced champagne, and modern Mexican food. A new book looks at these historic accomplishments.

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Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a halt to the death penalty in California. The state has a complicated history with the death penalty.

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