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Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill

In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.

Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators and fans.

A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."

Supreme Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court put the law on hold while the justices decide whether to take the case.

Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass

The subject long been considered essential to a well-rounded education, but it's also been a subject that keeps millions of people from getting a degree.

Jan Hooks, Best Known For Her Roles On SNL, Dies At Age 57

Hooks was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991, playing key characters like Hillary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor.

A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith

Many older activists were educated at missionary schools, which informs their sense of social and political justice. It's sure to be noticed by Beijing, which sees religion as a threat to its rule.

Millennials Are Blue Now, But Party Allegiance Could Be Up For Grabs

They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard-hit by the economy.

Gangs Can't Stop Colombia's Butterflies From Rescuing Women In Need

By bus, by bike and by foot, they come to the aid of abused and displaced women in Colombia. And they've just won a $100,000 humanitarian prize for their efforts.

Ebola: Does The Risk Justify The Intensity Of Coverage?

A series of developments over the past 24 hours have made one Ebola case feel like an epidemic. But the truth is the risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is the same it's been for months.

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