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Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.” Ryan Zinke, the interior secretary, argued that climate change was not the main cause for the deadly blazes in California, saying that the state had an abundance of rotting timber in its forests …

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A Retirement Community Turned Away These Married Women

Often, though, discrimination takes subtler forms. In 2013, for example, the Equal Rights Center conducted 200 matched-pair tests in 10 states (including Missouri) to ascertain whether senior housing facilities were more apt to discriminate against same-sex than opposite-sex married couples. In about half the tests, the facilities were more likely …

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Paternity Tests at the Penguin House

Roto and Copper, two Gentoo penguins at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Utah, cared for three children together, taking turns feeding them. They’re a social pair, just like Coco and Gossamer, a neighboring penguin couple that raised their own chicks. Or did they? We tend to think of penguins as …

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