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I Fought the Taliban from the Sky
In Afghanistan, Captain Mary Jennings Hegar and her crew found themselves battling enemy fire while trying to rescue injured soldiers.
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Having a Child Will Bankrupt You
American child care is expensive, dangerous, and unreliable. Kids and parents are paying a steep price.
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The Sexist Stigma of Daytime TV
Why we've been programmed to roll our eyes at television made for housewives.
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How SVU Is Still Popular in Its 400th Episode
Cast, showrunners, and experts weigh in on the iconic show's lasting appeal.
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A Definitive Timeline of the Trumps' Relationship
The President and first lady have lived out their marriage in the spotlight.
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Is Alcohol in Reality Shows the New Violence on TV?
There's a reason you glug your way through The Bachelor.
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Police Said They Couldn't Find the Men Who Gang-Raped This Woman While Her 2-Year-Old Watched. Then Another Woman Was Raped.
In August, the Independence Police Department closed Taylor Hirth's case. Now a man has been charged with raping her and endangering her...
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My Terrifying Week Being Smuggled Out of Syria
Since 2011, more than 5 million Syrians have fled civil war to live as refugees abroad. Here, one woman's miraculous story.
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Meet the Winners of Our 2017 Image Makers Awards
AKA the stars (behind the stars) of the red carpet.
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The Changing Landscape of Television in the Age of Donald Trump
Writers vow to combat the fear and racism that helped elect our future POTUS.
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My Wild Quest to Become a (Semi) Bona Fide Psychic
Spoiler alert: turns out I was a witch in my past life.
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Hollywood Scandals: Why Men Crush Them and Women Are Crushed by Them
What separates the Lohans from the Gibsons? Gender.
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I Knew My Sister Wouldn't Get Out of Her Marriage Alive
When your husband's a cop and an abuser, where do you turn to for help?
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Inside the Androgynous Sexual Wasteland of Silicon Valley
What tech-land is really like for women (who can't wear dresses) and men (who aren't driven by sex).
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My Biological Mom Kept Me a Secret for 28 Years. When She Died, I Finally Met My Siblings.
One shocking day in 2014, Lindsay's life changed forever.
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The Unstoppables: Meet the Winners of Our First-Ever Young Women's Honors
Eight people you need to know.
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An Oral History of 'My So-Called Life'
A look back at the ultimate 90s teen series.
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Meet the Women Who Love Death
Millennials are paranoid about their own demise. Enter "death positivity," a new female-driven trend aimed at turning that fear on its...
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I Took Down a Fraudulent Breast Cancer Charity
October is the month of pink ribbons (and pink everything), generating awareness—and money—for a worthy cause. Except when it's a scam.
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The Lady Detectives of Delhi
A growing group of unlikely spies emerges in India.
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