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Transgender issues today are rooted in a decades-long struggle for inclusion.
The Population Bomb?
In the 1960s, fears of overpopulation sparked campaigns for population control. But whatever became of the population bomb?
Anatomy of an Interrogation
The story of the first and only interrogator connected to the CIA to be convicted in a torture-related case.
The Ferry: A Civil Rights Story
Weeks before Selma's Bloody Sunday in 1965, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged residents of Gee's Bend, Ala., to vote, and fed a continuing fight over a small ferry that would last for decades.
The Cost of Campaigns
The Watergate campaign finance scandals led to a landmark law designed to limit the influence of money in politics. Forty years later, some say the scandal isn’t what’s illegal, it’s what’s legal.
The Enduring Legacy of Terri Schiavo
The controversy over Terri Schiavo’s case elevated a family matter into a political battle that continues to frame end-of-life issues today.
The Shame of the Church
Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has been making headlines for years. Some priests have been punished, but what about the bishops who shielded them?
Baby M and the Question of Surrogacy
The custody battle over Baby M was the first time a court considered surrogacy. Today's families are created in many different ways. But have we resolved the question of surrogacy?
Stealing J. Edgar Hoover's Secrets
On March 8, 1971, a group of eight Vietnam War protestors broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Media, Pennsylvania and stole hundreds of government documents that shocked a nation.
Love Canal: A Legacy of Doubt
Taking the Lid Off the McDonald’s Coffee Case
In 1992, Stella Liebeck spilled scalding McDonald's coffee in her lap and later sued the company, attracting a flood of negative attention. It turns out, there’s more to the story.
The Battle For Busing
A story of America's school integration and what happened when the buses stopped rolling.
Voyage of the Mobro 4000
The 1987 voyage of a barge loaded with New York garbage became a sensational fiasco, but it ended up fueling the modern recycling movement.