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Voters Not Politicians is focused on a ballot initiative that would take map-drawing power out of the hands of politicians and give it to the people.

In 2011 Republicans achieved what may be the most successful and widespread gerrymandering in history. Now, a Michigan organization is fighting to give district-drawing power to the people.

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How the flu kills

“I think a lot of people were just exactly like we were before Kendra got sick,” Mann said. “We all thought, 'Oh, it's just the flu.'"

The Whale Whisperer

Dr. Fred Sharpe listens in as humpback whales converse in low-frequency moans and whups, and high-pitched social chatter, like trumpeting and ahoogas.

Photos: Stuck on Lesbos, refugees fight for their future

People sleep in summer tents, there is rarely running water and there’s no trash or sewage system. Residents escaping conflict zones get sicker once they arrive, and the endless waiting creates conflicts, which sometimes escalate to fights that affect the entire camp.