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A conversation about reparations. The women behind Tequila production in Mexico. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here’s what you might have missed during a busy news week.

Farmers worry for their future

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As they wait for floodwaters slowly to recede, Midwest farmers have a painfully long time to reflect: They have lost so much; how will they go on?

Reuniting incarcerated mothers with their children


Programs across the United States are trying to strengthen ties between mothers serving time in prison and their children, whose welfare faces grave risks if those family bonds weaken.

Top model comes out as transgender

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Until recently, you couldn’t open a fashion magazine without seeing Nathan Westling staring back at you. But that was when he was known as Natalie. He talks about his journey in a CNN exclusive.

Facebook and the anti-vaccine movement


In the ongoing – and sometimes vicious – vaccination debates online, a study confirms that Facebook is an element of the anti-vaccine movement.

Planning a family around the war

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Some active-duty service members and their families may consider family planning a larger concern than military pay or post-traumatic stress disorder. CNN’s Brianna Keilar shares a personal experience in her column, Home Front.

Kale’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ ranking


Kale is known for being a source of vitamins and other nutrients, but the vegetable could also be tainted by residue from pesticides known for their cancer risk, according to an analysis from an environmental group. The leafy green joined the group’s “Dirty Dozen” list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues.

Analysis: The art of being unapologetically black

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Director, producer and writer Peele is boldly going where no black man has gone before by conquering the horror film genre, but he is not alone. Successful black artists are producing content in which they don’t feel the need to provide context for mainstream America.