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How electroconvulsive therapy’s troubled past has colored its modern use

How electroconvulsive therapy’s troubled past has colored its modern use

Elyse Hunt hit rock bottom last summer. She had pummeled deeply into an already serious depression, leaving her bedridden and contemplating suicide. And one point, the condition left her hospitalized.

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Synchronized defense: how animals move as one to avoid predators

Synchronized defense: how animals move as one to avoid predators

When watching these birds move, it looks as though they're one giant organism, with a centralized brain. But an ornithologist explains that it's not one brain so much as one thought — avoid the predator by hiding behind your

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Trump Ethics Monitor: Has the President kept his promises?

Trump Ethics Monitor: Has the President kept his promises?

Although Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office now, he continues to own stakes in hundreds of businesses, both in this country and abroad.

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Essay: A 71-year-old dancer heard joy in Marian Anderson's voice
Black History Untold: Joy | Matt Hopkins

Essay: A 71-year-old dancer heard joy in Marian Anderson's voice

My aunt took me to a Marian Anderson concert at the Union Baptist Church in South Philly. I was probably about 5 years old. It gave me a totally different picture  of who I was and who I could be.

Speak Easy | Linda J. Weaver

Op-ed: We will fight to protect public education

Despite a huge public outpouring of concern and protests consisting of tens of thousands of phone calls that lit up the Capitol switchboard — making it the busiest in history — more than one million emails, and countless

Speak Easy | David Wengert

Op-ed: Philadelphia must enact a policy to fight bed bugs

What is small, brown, round, and avoided by the City of Philadelphia like the plague? If you guessed bed bugs, you'd be right. Unlike most major cities, Philadelphia does not have a policy to deal with bed bugs. No city agency

Black History Untold: Joy | Aja Graydon Dantzler

Essay: Remembering the feeling of President Barack Obama's 2008 election

We poured out of the shop onto the street, blocking Baltimore Avenue. We danced and sang. I don't even remember what songs we sang. It was a blur. We were just dancing. I don't remember anything ever like that in my life.

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Area lawmakers face constituents angry over Trump agenda in town halls, on phone

Area lawmakers face constituents angry over Trump agenda in town halls, on phone

Have you tried to contact your representative or senator in Washington lately? Have trouble reaching them? If so, you're not alone. And that's putting more focus on upcoming town halls some lawmakers are holding back in

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