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atlantic-logoLARA BAZELON, THE ATLANTIC
Law schools may have just as many female students as male students now, but when it comes to women in the courtroom, there is still much progress to be made, writes Bazelon, a law professor with many years of trial experience. “The problem isn’t merely that women are outnumbered in the courtroom. It’s that men occupy the positions of power in staggering proportions.” Read her story here.

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Mackey follows the story of Edwin Vásquez, a 16-year-old from Honduras who set out on the dangerous journey to the United States to escape the gang violence that invaded his hometown and targets youths like him. He never made it that far – Mexican authorities deported him before he arrived at the U.S. border. Had he succeeded, he likely would not have qualified for asylum after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions determined June 11 that “fear of gangs and domestic violence” no longer constitutes “legal grounds for obtaining such protection,” Mackey writes. Read her story here.

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Most people are likely to end up at an urgent care center at some point, maybe because they’re traveling, their doctor’s schedule is full, or they just don’t have a regular care provider. But urgent care patients have more of a “customer” mindset, and that is contributing to the problem of overprescribed antibiotics, writes McKenna in her latest Ideas column for Wired magazine. “Over and over again researchers have observed that patients think of a prescription as the successful end to any medical encounter.” Read her column here.

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