Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

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Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks a part-time re...

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SAVE THE DATE!: 2016 Annual Conference:
Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics

Saturday, May 07, 2016
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Mark your calendars for the Petrie-Flom Center's 2016 Annual Conference! Check back here for up...

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The National Security Implications of the Genetics Revolution

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

More information will be available soon. Check back here!

Panelists:

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Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will feature leading experts discussin...

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Health Law Workshop: Seema Shah

Monday, November 16, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2015-2016
Hauser Hall, Room 105
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Seema Shah is a faculty member in the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Department...

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Harvard Reception at 2015 PRIM&R Annual Conference

Friday, November 13, 2015
Conferences
2015-2016
TBD
Boston, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law Scho...

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Health Law Workshop: Adam Kolber

Monday, October 26, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2015-2016
Hauser Hall, Room 105
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Adam Kolber is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. He writes and teaches in the areas o...

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REGISTER NOW!: Second Annual HLS-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference:
Drugs, Animals, and Food: Law & Policy of Antibiotics in the Food System

Friday, October 23, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Description

The debate over antibiotic use in animal agriculture combines elements of science, eth...

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Moral Bioprediction, Bioenhancement, and the Law:
A Lecture by Julian Savulescu

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Pound Hall, Room 102
Harvard Law School, 1536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Increasingly, knowledge from biology and neuroscience allows us to identify biological states that...

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Synthetic Biology:
Science, Policy, and Ethics

Thursday, October 08, 2015 4:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Harkness South Dining Room (205)
Harvard Law School, Casperson Student Center, Cambridge, MA

Synthetic biology, "which aims to apply standardized engineering techniques to biology and thereby...

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Non-Human Primates in Research:
Legal and Ethical Considerations

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Please join us for a discussion of critical legal, ethical, scientific, and social issues raised by...

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2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

Monday, September 28, 2015 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
HLS Pub, Wasserstein Hall, 1st floor
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Come learn more about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how you can get involved at this ga...

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At the Frontier: The Ethics of Innovative Surgery
A Neuroethics Seminar Series Event

Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Armenise Building D, Amphitheater
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

All modern surgical techniques were once new, so the ethics of surgical innovation is not a new top...

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After A Divorce, What Happens To A Couple’s Frozen Embryos?

NPR, August 22, 2015
by Jennifer Ludden

Soon after their wedding, Dr. Mimi Lee and Stephen Findley decided to create five embryos. Lee had...

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Doctors Behaving Badly

New York Times, August 21, 2015
by Roni Caryn Rabin

What really goes on in an operating room?

This week, the Annals of Internal Medicine publishe...

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Taxing Soda, Saving Lives:

Al Jazeera America, August 19, 2015
by Kate Kilpatrick

There’s a certain irony to Coca-Cola’s expansion of its hugely popular “Share a C...

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Surveys Show Uninsured Rate In Ohio, Calif. Dropped After Health Law Kicked In

Kaiser Health News, August 20, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Mean...

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British Study Says Electronic Cigarettes Curb Smoking Risks

New York Times, August 19, 2015
by Barry Meier

British health officials on Wednesday reported the results of a government-funded study concluding...

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Gun Laws Associated With Lower Suicide Rates

New York Times, August 19, 2015
by Nicholas Bakalar

A new study has found that four gun laws are significantly associated with lower rates of firearm s...

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How Texas Could Set National Template for Limiting Abortion Access

New York Times, August 19, 2015
by Kim Soffen

Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and calls for tighter abortion laws at the...

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Price Rises For Ticket To A Quicker Drug Review By FDA

NPR, August 19, 2015
by Scott Hensley

A deal struck between drugmakers AbbVie and United Therapeutics Wednesday set a record price for a...

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HHS Auditor Finds Most Of The Health Law’s Insurance Co-Ops Are Losing Money

Kaiser Health News, August 17, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

The...

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Petrie-Flom Welcomes New Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics

Petrie-Flom Center, August 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce our newest addition, Luke Gelinas, who will be serving as the first Petr...

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Program Assistant

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Program Assistant
AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program

Deadline: Open until filled.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Program Assistant to provide...

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When Rehab Might Help An Addict — But Insurance Won’t Cover It

NPR, August 16, 2015
by Ben Allen

The latest numbers show that deaths from heroin-related overdose more than tripled nation...

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Yes, powdered alcohol is real. It’s already banned in New York and at least 20 other states.

Washington Post, August 15, 2015
by Abby Phillip

Powdered alcohol isn't even available on the open market yet, but 25 states have already acted...

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At Clinton Event, An Emotional Conversation On Substance Use

NPR, August 14, 2015
by Tamara Keith

New Hampshire is in the throes of a drug epidemic driven by prescription opiods and heroin.

"The s...

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Nearly 1 Million People Signed Up For Obamacare After Open Enrollment Closed

Kaiser Health News, August 14, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Abou...

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Business Leaders, GOP Question HHS’ Change On Families’ Out-Of-Pocket Limits

Kaiser Health News, August 14, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

One of the health law’s key protections was to cap how much consumers can be required to pay...

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Laws To Prohibit Bush Meat Are Actually A Boon For The Bush Meat Biz

NPR, August 14, 2015
by Emily Sohn

What's for dinner?

Porcupines, giant squirrels, dwarf crocodiles and a variety of primates, in...

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Teladoc Numbers Show Virtual Doctor Care No Passing Fad

Forbes, August 13, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

In its first quarter as a publicly-traded company, Teladoc (TDOC) showed “virtual patien...

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Health Law Fellow

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Health Law Fellow
National Health Law Program, North Carolina Office

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Position: The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) seeks a full-time health law fellow to b...

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The FDA just recalled Kim Kardashian’s Instagram post

Washington Post, August 11, 2015
by Carolyn Johnson

When Kim Kardashian tweeted and instagrammed her enthusiasm about a morning sickness treatment, her...

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Program Coordinator

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Program Coordinator
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law seeks a new Program Coordinator to s...

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Federal Court Rules Against Four Catholic Nonprofit Groups On Contraception Mandate Challenge

Kaiser Health News, August 10, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Last...

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Bill Gates And 13 Other Investors Pour $120 Million Into Revolutionary Gene-Editing Startup

Forbes, August 10, 2015
by Matthew Herper

Four years ago, the protein called CRISPR-Cas9, an enzyme that bacteria use to attack viruses that...

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‘Body’ Report Cards Aren’t Influencing Arkansas Teenagers

New York Times, August 10, 2015
by Jan Hoffman

It is one of the boldest and most controversial tactics in the battle against childhood obesity: A...

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For Marginalized Patients, BOOM!Health Is ‘A Great Model’

Kaiser Health News, August 10, 2015
by Lisa Gillespie

Harm reduction centers — where drug users and sex workers can get clean needles, syringes, fr...

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Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

New York Times, August 9, 2015
by Anahad O'Connor

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-...

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Complexifying Commodification, Consumption, ART, and Abortion

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics , July 2015, Vol. 43, Issue 2
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: 

This commentary on Madeira's paper complicates the relationships between commo...

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Senate GOP bill protects opponents of Obama birth-control rules

Washington Times, August 4, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: 

Holly Lynch, a bioethics expert at Harvard Law School who closely tracks t...

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Intraparty Divisions On Health Law Repeal Tactics Impact Republicans’ Budget Roadmap

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

In o...

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Half Of Nation’s Hospitals Fail Again To Escape Medicare’s Readmission Penalties

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2015
by Jordan Rau

Once again, the majority of the nation’s hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having...

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Less-Addictive Opioids Could Boost Drug Firms’ Image

NPR, August 2, 2015
by Rachel Martin, interviewing David Crow

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 44 Americans die bec...

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Puerto Ricans Brace for Crisis in Health Care

New York Times, August 2, 2015
by Lizette Alvarez and Abby Goodnough

MAYAGÜEZ, P.R. — The first visible sign that the health care system inPuerto Rico w...

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A new way to treat women’s mental health in prison:

Al Jazeera America, July 31, 2015
by Marisa Taylor

[...] These prisoners are part of a pilot program called Beyond Violence, launched in 2014 by...

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‘Sex Never Dies,’ but a Medicare Option for Older Men Does

New York Times, July 31, 2015
by Paula Span

Men who have trouble achieving an erection don’t want the whole world to know, so I agreed to...

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WHO: Trials show new Ebola vaccine is ‘highly effective’

CNN, July 31, 2015
by Laura Smith-Spark

A newly developed vaccine against the deadlyEbola virus is "highly effective" and could help p...

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‘Abortion pill’ legalised in Canada

BBC News, July 30, 2015

Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.

Th...

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GOP Senators Tout Measure To Defund Planned Parenthood, Expect Vote Before August Recess

Kaiser Health News, July 30, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Repu...

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Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

NPR, July 29, 2015
by Jenny Gold

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don&#...

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Doctors Devise A Better Way To Diagnose Shaken Baby Syndrome

NPR, July 29, 2015
by Tara Haelle

To tell whether a baby has been injured or killed by being shaken, the courts use three hallmark sy...

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As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans Surges

New York Times, July 29, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — As Medicare and Medicaidreach their 50th anniversary on Thursday,...

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Inbound medical tourism to Barbados:

BMC Health Services Research, July 2015, Vol. 15
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Abstract: 

Background

Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical...

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Disparities remain 25 years on under Americans With Disabilities Act

Al Jazeera America, July 27, 2015

Adam May visits two very different playgrounds designed to be user friendly for disabled children.

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Review of Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized Medicine

Written Description Blog, July 27, 2015
by Lisa Ouellette

From the review:

I highly recommend two recently posted articles on declining innovation incentive...

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Research, Regulation, and Ethics: Discussion of Human Subjects Research Regulation Book

Science for the People Podcast, July 2015, No. 327
by Desiree Schell

About the podcast:

This week we're learning about the regulatory frameworks that try to balanc...

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Drug Prices Soar, Prompting Calls for Justification

New York Times, July 23, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

As complaints grow about exorbitant drug prices, pharmaceutical companies are coming under pressure...

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With The ACA Secure, It’s Time To Focus On Social Determinants

Health Affairs Blog, July 21, 2015
by Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumna) and Elizabeth Bradley

From the article: 

While Medicaid expansion remains a dream for Americans in many states, the...

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Existential Suffering and Cura Personalis: Dilemmas at the End-of-Life

CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 2015-3, July 1, 2015
by George P. Smith II (past Visiting Scholar)

Abstract:      
Existential, or non-somatic suffering, is often assoc...

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Intensive End-Of-Life Care On The Rise For Cancer Patients

NPR, July 22, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps...

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HHS Pushes States To Negotiate Lower Obamacare Rates

Kaiser Health News, July 22, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Some analysts who have looked at health insurers’ proposed premiums for next year predict maj...

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Feds Say 7.5M Paid An Average Penalty Of $200 For Not Having Health Insurance

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

About 7.5 million Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014...

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‘Illegal Activity’ Fine Print Leaves Some Insured, but Uncovered

New York Times, July 20, 2015
by Roni Caryn Rabin

[...] It is not clear how often insurers deny medical coverage based on allegations of illegal...

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Budget Concerns Grow As Medicaid Enrollments Outpace Estimates In Expansion States

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

More...

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Medicaid Expansion Plans Advance In Utah, Alaska

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Repu...

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Siren Song Of Tech Lures New Doctors Away From Medicine

NPR, July 19, 2015
by Christina Farr

Even as a young child, Amanda Angelotti dreamed about becoming a doctor.

But by her third year at...

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Communication and Outreach Lead

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Communication and Outreach Lead
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Deadline: July 17, 2015

Commission accepting applications for Communication and Outreach Lead

The Presidential Commission...

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Scientific experts:

BBC News, July 17, 2015

A committee of scientists has advised the government to halve the current recommended daily intake...

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Right-to-die campaigners’ case rejected in Europe

BBC News, July 16, 2015

A bid by UK campaigners to overturn the law on assisted dying has been rejected by the European Cou...

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Phony Applicants Approved For Subsidies And Allowed To Re-Enroll On Healthcare.gov

Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

A co...

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

IRB: Ethics & Human Research, July-August 2015, Vol. 37, No. 4
by Christine Grady

Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, the chief of the Department of Bioethics in the Clinical Center of the N...

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Mass. Child Advocates Want To Screen Every Public School Student For Substance Use

WBUR (NPR Boston), July 16, 2015
by Deborah Becker

BOSTON - Some advocates for children in Massachusetts are suggesting another way to help stem&...

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California, Oregon To Allow Hormonal Contraceptives Without A Doctor’s Prescription

Kaiser Health News, July 15, 2015
by Barbara Feder Ostrov

California and Oregon will be the first states in the nation to allow women to get birth control pi...

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A Thai Surrogacy Case, With A 6-Month-Old Girl Caught In The Middle

NPR, July 15, 2015
by Michael Sullivan

Manuel Santos, from Valencia, Spain, is feeding his daughter, Carmen, a 6-month-old who was born to...

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