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Recovering from addiction within the isolation of a remote island

Recovering from addiction within the isolation of a remote island

A hundred years ago, Penikese Island was home to a leper colony, then a school for troubled boys and a bird sanctuary. This past fall, Penikese opened to its newest incarnation -- a treatment program for opioid addicts. 

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My great-uncle Mace Bugen, a professional photo-bomber

My great-uncle Mace Bugen, a professional photo-bomber

My Great-Uncle Moishe Morris "Mace" Bugen was a legendary character in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania where he lived all of his life. He rode around town in an open-air Jeep and people would call "Hey Macey" from the

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Biomes of buildings: fungal geneticist investigates healthier design

Biomes of buildings: fungal geneticist investigates healthier design

If your stomach has been feeling off lately, you may try taking a probiotic or eating a new kind of yogurt to correct your gut biome. But what if you've started sneezing at work, or coughing in your bedroom? Fungal geneticist

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Essay: The importance of being a savvy media consumer
Speak Easy

Essay: The importance of being a savvy media consumer

The blame being placed on the mainstream media and social media platforms for the public's information deficit is partially misplaced. We, as news consumers, need to take the initiative to be more skeptical of the information

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Letter: Holtec plant a good-faith effort to help Camden's poor

In his Nov. 10 article, "Was N.J. 'betting on wrong horse' in giving Holtec $260M tax break for Camden Move," Joe Hernandez makes a saucy insinuation about our company's prospects spiced by dark speculations by an armchair

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Recording surfaces of Christie appointees feeling campaign pressure over grant money

Recording surfaces of Christie appointees feeling campaign pressure over grant money

Politico New Jersey's Matt Friedman joins NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to discuss a newly surfaced recording of Christie staffers using government resources for political means two years before the Bridgegate controversy.

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Teaching medicine with fake cadavers that bleed, blink and breathe

Teaching medicine with fake cadavers that bleed, blink and breathe

The back of a sprawling warehouse in Tampa, Florida, looks kind of like entering the Matrix, or some sort of science-fiction movie. There are dozens of bodies floating in tubs full of fluid. They've got red and pink muscles,

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