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Did Negligence Cause the California Wildfires?

The wildfires that ravaged California’s wine country look to be another symptom of climate change. But state politicians and regulators have another culprit in mind: poorly maintained power lines and electrical equipment.

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Will the Harvey Weinstein Scandal Inspire Reforms?

The Hollywood mogul’s swift fall from grace may signal that men in power may no longer be immune to the legal and financial repercussions of sexual abuse. Whether his widely publicized story triggers a decline in predatory behavior remains to be seen.

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Why Are Athlete-Led Anthem Protests So Polarizing?

President Donald Trump demonized dissenting footballers as traitors, revealing a widely held American conviction: patriotism precludes protest, and its symbols are more sacred than its ideals — equal protection under the law, regardless of race, gender and status.

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