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IN THE SUMMER OF 2014, officials in Toledo, Ohio, announced that the city’s tap water was no longer safe to drink. A toxic algae bloom caused by fertilizer runoff had poisoned Lake Erie, the primary water source for the area’s half-million residents,
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How the War Was Spun
AMONG SYRIAN PRESIDENT Bashar al-Assad’s most reliable allies are the armies of Twitter bots, trolls, and digital defenders who have been quick to spread confusion in the wake of his government’s atrocities. Russia has often been at the center of thi
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Gut Instincts
For decades, counting calories was seen as the key to staying fit. There are a few—actually a trillion—little problems with that.