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Energy
3:30 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

BP To Pay $18.7 Billion In Landmark Settlement Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:35 pm

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Environment
3:30 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

BP Settlement To Address Ecosystem Damage Caused By Oil Spill

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 4:52 pm

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Book Reviews
3:30 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Book Review: 'The Uses Of The Body,' Deborah Landau

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:35 pm

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Parallels
3:30 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

In Secular French Schools, One Group Wants To Talk Religion

A student attends a course on religion at a middle school in Metz, in eastern France, on June 5. French schools teach basics, like the history of religion, but discourage any displays of religious identity.
Jean-Christophe Verhaegen AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 4:52 pm

For the past several years, the group Coexister has been going into secular French schools to break down religious stereotypes in the classroom.

Since January's attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket, the demand for their interventions has skyrocketed.

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Code Switch
3:30 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

Raymond Smith of Charleston kneels in prayer the front of the Emanuel AME Church before a worship service, Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
Stephen B. Morton AP

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:35 pm

Can racism cause post-traumatic stress? That's one big question psychologists are trying to answer, particularly in the aftermath of the shooting at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and the recent incidents involving police where race is a factor.

What's clear is that many black Americans experience what psychologists call "race-based trauma," says Monnica Williams, director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Louisville.

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