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Tax Crime Nation

Tax evasion persists, and tax return scams involving identity theft are on the rise.

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Bring Back Hemlock! America’s Dirty Secret About Lethal Injections

Amid drug shortage, states look to shady distributors—with disastrous results.

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Private Eyes Behaving Badly

How is the criminal justice system compromised when our investigators need investigating?

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Are You Financing Seafood Crime?

As some of the world’s top seafood consumers, Americans funnel billions of dollars a year to a shady network of exploitative fish launderers.

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Ban the Box: Employing Former Felons Will Improve the Economy and Public Safety

Lawmakers in 10 states and over 50 cities have already enacted Ban the Box policies, eliminating the check-box that asks about an applicant’s criminal record. It’s time for Congress to follow suit.

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Let’s Stop Using the Term ‘Modern-Day Slavery’

Human trafficking isn’t a relic of history.

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Radical Life Extension and Time-Slowing Drugs

These ideas for the future of prison sentencing are outrageous, but the current state of affairs is, too.

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Joining a Gang Makes People Sick

Seattle’s version of the 7 Up series reveals the long-term damage to adults who were in gangs as kids.

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When Is a Kinky Interest Really Sick?

Of kinks, crimes, and kinds: A look behind the scenes at how the American Psychiatric Association’s Paraphilias Sub-Work Group proposed revisions to the DSM for all manner of things relating to sexual arousal brought about by atypical objects, situations, or individuals.

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Media as Both Weapon and Defense in the Mexican Drug War

The impact of social media and the press on the drug war, and vice versa.

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Quick Studies

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014