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‘They’re Not Fact-Checking’: How Lies on College Applications Can Slip Through the Net

Sally Goebel was working in admissions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania when an applicant submitted a moving essay about his mother’s death. He was admitted.

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The CRISPR shocker: How genome-editing scientist He Jiankui rose from obscurity to stun the world

ne of the world’s most celebrated biologists, Jennifer Doudna is not easily rattled. But she was struggling to process what she had just heard.

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Texas still hasn't expanded Medicaid. That's leaving a gap in coverage for hundreds of thousands.

With more than a half million Texans in the so-called health coverage gap, will the politics of the issue shift in next year’s legislative session?

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Not into bingo, 84-year-old Texas woman gets college degree

*Dr. Carmel Dyer, professor of internal medicine, quoted*
After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn’t be blamed for finally relaxing, but that’s not her.

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Teen vaping continues to rise while other drug use declines, survey finds

Vaping among America’s teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances — such as alcohol and opioids — has declined in recent years, according to a new report.

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