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New York Times - Science

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Sara McLanahan, Who Studied Single Motherhood, Dies at 81 -- A Princeton sociologist and a single mother herself, she brought her own experience to her wide body of scholarly work. -- Annabelle Williams

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Biden Administration Announces Plan to Spend Billions to Prevent Wildfires -- The plan is an expensive one, but it is only partially funded. -- Alyssa Lukpat

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Mapping a First Look at Tonga's Devastation After the Volcano Eruption -- Our map shows the death and damage that the Tongan government reported in the days after the eruption triggered a tsunami that battered the island nation. -- Scott Reinhard -- Jugal K. Patel

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An Island Nation Covered in Ash Now Worries About a Covid Intrusion -- Aid workers risk bringing in a virus Tonga has so far kept out. But there are more immediate problems, as its government confirmed in its first statement since the disaster. -- Damien Cave, Isabella Kwai -- Eric Nagourney

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In Arkansas, Trans Teens Await an Uncertain Future -- Even as the medical community grapples with how best to provide care to transgender adolescents, some states seek to ban it outright. -- Sabrina Imbler

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A California City Is Overrun by Crows. Could a Laser Be the Answer? -- In a move befitting its Silicon Valley setting, the city of Sunnyvale, Calif., will aim a laser at 1,000 birds that have overwhelmed the downtown area during the pandemic. -- Alyssa Lukpat

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