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Based on a true (and terrible) story

Entertainment | Why today’s audiences can’t get enough true crime
by Mary Jackson
Posted 3/22/19, 03:59 pm

Gut-wrenching and bewildering true crime documentaries and podcasts have surged in popularity in recent years, showing the public has a growing appetite for these real-life narratives and the questions they evoke.

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Rapid-onset gender dysphoria research vindicated

Sexuality | The study was republished with few changes despite vitriolic condemnation
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/22/19, 12:56 pm

The academic journal PLOS One this week affirmed the findings of a study on rapid-onset gender dysphoria that sparked a national debate about transgenderism and teens.

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A new disaster in Mosul

International | Ferry boat sinks during Kurdish New Year celebration
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/22/19, 12:00 pm

IRAQ: Protesters in Mosul Friday confronted President Barham Salih, as he attempted to visit the site of Thursday’s ferry sinking on the Tigris River, with 91 people confirmed dead and 112 missing.

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