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From ‘Just Say No’ to ‘No Big Deal’

Effective Compassion | Cities try to combat drug deaths by helping addicts use drugs
by Rob Holmes
Posted 6/06/18, 01:12 pm

Drug addicts are shooting up at supervised injection centers across Canada, and there’s a push to imitate them here too, The New York Times reported. A one-year pilot may open at least four sites in New York City with the full support of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Proponents say the sites make cities safer, but they delay or prevent addicts from finding the recovery and redemption they desperately need.

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Medical abortions on hold in Arkansas

Abortion | Pro-lifers hope this is the beginnings of the end for lethal pills
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/04/18, 02:09 pm

The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to hear a lawsuit over a 2015 Arkansas law that requires abortionists to contract with doctors at nearby hospitals who can help women if complications arise from the use of mifepristone and misoprostol, drugs that work together to end early pregnancies.

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Shocked snails and the wonders of RNA

Science | Scientists discover new function for genetic workhorse
by Julie Borg
Posted 5/24/18, 03:36 pm

Researchers at UCLA say they transferred memories between marine snails through injections of RNA.

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