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Twelve alcohol brands among the top 25 preferred brands for teen black drinkers don’t appear at all on the top 25 for young white drinkers
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Transcribe handwritten documents by Shakespeare’s contemporaries to help researchers understand his life and times...
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The attention-grabbing academic papers of 2015 include research on sexist video games and Homo erectus
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