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Shortage of psychiatric beds creates bottleneck at N.J. screening centers

Shortage of psychiatric beds creates bottleneck at N.J. screening centersNew Jersey mental health advocates say a shortage of beds in psychiatric hospitals is causing long wait times and chaotic conditions in the state's screening units, where people in crisis are evaluated before being committed.

Annual count starts for declining monarch populations

Annual count starts for declining monarch populationsCape May's annual Monarch Monitoring Project kicks off this week amid calls for the federal government to protect the iconic black-and-orange butterflies.

Plasma you can control, real-time, from your computer

Plasma you can control, real-time, from your computerThe Princeton Plasma Physics Lab allows students to experiment on plasma remotely, in real time, right from their computers, with the Remote Glow Discharge Experiment.

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In conversation with Acel Moore
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In conversation with Acel Moore

WHYY's Elizabeth Fielder recently sat down with journalist Acel Moore, who blazed a trail through Philadelphia's journalism community, to talk about the 1964 North Philadelphia riots, and their lingering effects today.
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1964 North Philly riots: Why destroy their own neighborhood?

Long after the fires from the riots had finally burned out, one question lingered: "Why did they destroy their own neighborhood?" Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson thinks back to those days in August 1964, when Columbia Avenue

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Atlantic City shutters third casino this year as Revel closes its doors

Atlantic City shutters third casino this year as Revel closes its doors

The economic meltdown continues for Atlantic City. Revel Casino is shutting down its hotel and gambling operations, leaving more than 3,000 people jobless.
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Pregnant Pa. inmates continue to be shackled, despite state law

Pregnant Pa. inmates continue to be shackled, despite state law

In 2010, Pennsylvania passed a law prohibiting the shackling of pregnant inmates after their second trimester, but as reporter Audrey Quinn discovered, enforcing it has proved challenging.
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