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Fred Abrahams, author of the new book Modern Albania, will give an inside account of the fall of communism in Albania and efforts to rebuild after decades of labor camps, thought police, and one-party rule.

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A Well-Intentioned, Deeply Flawed Approach to Addiction Treatment

May 29, 2015 by Joanne Csete, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

On paper, drug courts seem like a smart, progressive way to help people kick their dependence. But a recent report suggests they may do more harm than good.

The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health

May 27, 2015 by Tamar Ezer

Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.

Ireland Wakes Up to a Brave New World of Civil Marriage Equality

May 23, 2015 by Peter Matjašič

Ireland has become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage through a referendum, thanks to a campaign that captured the hearts and minds of many Irish voters.

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