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Data Sheet—Apple, Disney and Amazon’s Streaming Battle: Who Has the Best Sci-Fi Shows?

Get your popcorn ready. If this is the golden age of television, it’s the platinum, supersonic, nirvana age of science fiction and fantasy TV shows. Last year’s Emmys included nominations (and few winners) from HBO’s Westworld, Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale, and BBC’s Orphan Black. There’s also Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, CBS’s revived Star …

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Brainstorm Health: Opioid Crisis Reckoning, Sanofi Dengue Vaccine, Human Trafficking

Good afternoon, readers. There may never be true justice for the countless American families who have suffered in the opioid addiction epidemic–a crisis for which the medical industry itself carries plenty of blame. But one of the key figures accused of contributing to the crisis faced a reckoning on Thursday. John Kapoor, founder of Insys …

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Star Wars Fans Snatch Up Reservations for Galaxy’s Edge Within Two Hours

Reservations for Disneyland’s new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge disappeared in less than two hours, demonstrating strong demand for the attraction opening May 31. Walt Disney Co. began taking reservations at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, and they were gone by about 11:45 a.m. Worried about crowd control, the entertainment giant is requiring customers to book …

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Burger King Roasts McDonald’s With DGAF And Other UnHappy Meals

Burger King’s marketing team might have been sampling some of the fast food chain’s newly released Salty Meal when creating its May promotion honoring Mental Health Awareness Month. “No one is happy all the time,” Burger King said Wednesday, unveiling its Real Meal boxes, which “come in a variety of different moods – and happy …

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It’s Only May, But Forecasters Are Already Watching a Storm in the Atlantic

We’re still a month away from the official start of hurricane season, but things are already warming up. Forecasters are keeping an eye on a storm system off the tip of South Florida that’s expected to bring heavy rains to the Bahamas and the Florida peninsula. Should it become a tropical storm, it will be …

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A Teen Grapples With Race

And now for some breaking news. High school senior Aidan Taylor is joining the raceAhead team as an editorial intern for May. He’ll be shadowing me virtually, assisting in preparing story summaries, transcribing interviews, working on a special project and doing some original reporting. When I explained the raceAhead beat to him, Aidan shared an …

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