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Architect: Stop building US prisons with 'spaces intended to torture people'

Albert Woodfox was confined to a Louisiana prison cell all by himself — for 43 years.  But his ordeal could be coming to an end.

When It Comes to Fracking, Big Government Trumps Local Control

"Fracking" is used to extract underground oil and gas.  The more it's used, the more controversial it becomes. A new EPA report is being cheered by both environmentalists and the energy industry — but the battle is far from over.

Zanzibar's 'Solar Mamas' flip the switch on rural homes, gender roles

Take a step back from Zanzibar’s white sand beaches and big hotels and you’re in a very different world. One where the island’s dusty, inland villages largely go dark once the sun sets. This is when the differences between people who have electricity and those who don’t are most pronounced.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs in studio q

The New Zealand-American trio perform throughout the show from their new album Multi-Love.

  

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Don't worry: The world's best female soccer players have been 'sex-tested'

The disgraced world soccer body, FIFA, makes sure each Women's World Cup participant is, in fact, a woman. Here's how.

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