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TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016

The Slice: Saddle up the time machine

I’ve been reading about life on the Chisholm Trail and the brief heyday of the 19th century cattle drives. As often happens when I think about the Old West, I can’t help but wonder. How would we, the residents of ...

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016

Afrouz Anderson, a biomedical engineer at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md., poses for a portrait with a model of a placenta that she created to test a oxygen measuring devise Thursday, May 11, 2016. Researchers are looking into how problems with the placenta lead to health threats from preeclampsia to Zika. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ORG XMIT: WX205 (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry

Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – and how it can go awry, leading to stillbirth, preterm birth, even infections like the Zika virus that somehow sneak past its protective barrier.

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SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2016

Summer Stories: Re-Org

The President thought it would be a good way to welcome him to the organization. The Vice Presidents weren’t so sure. “Can’t we just go out for drinks?” asked the Vice President for Infrastructure. “We don’t have to go tramping ...

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Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s picks for Aug. 14-20

Haven’t had your fill of Bob Costas just yet? The competition in Rio de Janeiro continues with more drama, more patriotic fervor and, yes, many more commercials. The week’s prime-time schedule kicks off with track and field finals, including the marquee men’s 100-meter race. Also, more women’s gymnastics, diving and beach volleyball.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016

Jim Kershner

Jim Kershner

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Coloring pages

Coloring pages

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The SliceWashington and its little brother 

Has anyone ever considered that some of the tensions occasionally arising between Washington and Idaho could be the result of simple sibling rivalry? Sure. I mean, it seems rather obvious ...

ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...

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