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Study: North Carolina’s changes to early voting sites have dramatic racial disparity

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70 percent of black voters in North Carolina cast their ballots early in 2008 and 2012.
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Another study finds that Donald Trump has the least literate commenters on the web

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Donald Trump’s supporters have worse grammar than other candidates’ supporters. And it isn’t particularly close.
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A $15 minimum wage for fast food workers would raise the price of a Big Mac by 17 cents

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A common argument against raising the minimum wage, debunked.
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New research links poverty to lower cognitive development in children

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Poverty is a public health issue.
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You probably don’t use sunscreen, and you should

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Americans are bad at using sunscreen, which puts them at risk for skin cancer.
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Michael LaCour likely faked more than just his LGBT canvassing study

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More issues with Michael LaCour’s work are emerging after allegations of faked data in LGBT study.
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Study quantifies how much welfare spending goes to subsidizing low wages

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What could America do with an extra $153 billion dollars?

Scientists are testing lots of different medical uses for marijuana

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From epilepsy to cancer, ongoing research is yielding promising signs in using marijuana in medical treatments.
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Voter registration deadlines suppressed up to 4 million votes in 2012

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New analysis shows that voter registration would increase turnout by millions.
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Study: Frat parties are inefficient, misogynistic sexual marketplaces

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Sex sells. And, according to Sean Hernandez, a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, the going rate on college campuses — particularly within Greek culture ...
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Richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

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Oxfam: “85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population.”
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Progress on finding a gay gene

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A new study has just been published that has some evidence that may support the gay “gene” (or “genes”) concept.
Santa's elves want you to get enrolled in Obamacare.

Short-take: Obamacare has cut premium increases

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