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The state's loose civil forfeiture laws allow authorities to seize funds and property without charges. Alleged abuses include using funds to pay off an assistant district attorney's student loans.
In Marvel's latest superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the insects as realistic yet relatable. Two myrmecologists, or ant scientists, weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.
A federal judge in California has ruled that immigration authorities improperly detained women and children who tried to enter the U.S. illegally. Immigrant rights activists are praising the ruling.
I Am Cait, the E! Entertainment reality show about Caitlyn Jenner, premieres Sunday night. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Slate TV critic Willa Paskin about the show.
Transgender performers walk backstage during an event to mark World AIDS Day...
A new World Health Organization study finds alarmingly high rates of HIV infection among transgender women. One of the researchers notes that the numbers are rooted in rampant discrimination.
The war in Syria has displaced more than 4 million people. Many of them are women and girls who fled across the border into Lebanon — where tensions are growing between the refugees and their hosts.