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Big Pharma vs. Death in Nigeria: Supreme Court Rejects Pfizer's Appeal

A case over illegal drug trials in Nigeria can now proceed. Learn more about Big Pharma vs. Death in nigeria.

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  • 10 Far-out Charismatic Leaders (and the Trouble They Caused)

    10 Far-out Charismatic Leaders (and the Trouble They Caused)

    Throughout history, charismatic leaders have emerged and changed the world -- for better or for worse. See more »

  • 10 Health Care Systems Around the World

    10 Health Care Systems Around the World

    In the arguments about U.S. health care reform, you'll often hear a country held up as the worst or best example of what health care can be. What is health care like around the globe? See more »

  • 10 Myths About Health Care Reform

    10 Myths About Health Care Reform

    If you've been watching the news or using social media, you've seen angry protesters, town hall free-for-alls and red-faced pundits -- all irate over the issue of health care reform. A lot of the hullabaloo is about "facts" that are just plain myths. See more »

  • 10 Rights the First Amendment Absolutely Does Not Grant

    10 Rights the First Amendment Absolutely Does Not Grant

    Thanks to the First Amendment, people in the U.S. can say whatever they want, wherever they want without fear of prosecution. Err, not quite. Here are some rights it does not grant. See more »

  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About the U.S. Constitution

    10 Things You Didn't Know About the U.S. Constitution

    Each September, Americans remember the document that Revolutionary War general and national assemblyman Marquis de Lafayette called "little short of a miracle." But what don't you know about the U.S. Constitution? See more »

  • 10 Unsuccessful Senate Confirmations

    10 Unsuccessful Senate Confirmations

    Although the arduous Senate confirmation process can break even the strongest candidates, the vast majority of presidential appointees are ultimately confirmed. We present the cases of 10 unfortunate exceptions to that rule. See more »

  • 5 Benefits of Electronic Medical Records

    5 Benefits of Electronic Medical Records

    Medical professionals in the United States have some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment in the world, but when it comes to keeping track of patients' medical histories, we still rely primarily on pen and paper. Why should we switch? See more »

  • 5 Strangest Political Parties

    5 Strangest Political Parties

    Whenever a presidential election rolls around, third parties often have a moment in the limelight. From Internet-privacy-loving Pirates to Ayn Rand-toting Objectivists, what are some of the most unusual third parties out there? See more »

  • 5 Ways that Seniors Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

    5 Ways that Seniors Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

    Some of the most pervasive rumors during the debates over health care reform involved people over the age of 65. But as it turns out, many of the Affordable Care Act's provisions are something for seniors to be excited about. See more »

  • Are politics genetic?

    Are politics genetic?

    Until recently, much of the research into why and how people vote focused on nurture, rather than nature. But could your genes actually influence who you choose at the polls? See more »

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