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A second patient is free of HIV, offering new hope for a cure

Carolyn Y. Johnson on the second patient who may be cured of HIV, and Karoun Demirjian on the Democrats’ post-Cohen strategy. Plus, Avi Selk on a Harvard professor who believes in aliens.
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Doctors say they’ve cured a patient with HIV
The “London patient” has been in remission from HIV for a year and a half, without drugs, after receiving a transplant of virus-resistant stem cells — raising the prospect that he has become the second person to be cured of the disease.

Carolyn Johnson is a science reporter for The Washington Post. She says this is a monumental step in HIV research.

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After Cohen, Democrats ramp up investigations into Trump
House Democrats’ far-reaching document request seeking information from President Trump’s sons, his business associates and his political confidants opened a sprawling investigation Monday and cast a spotlight on the ambitious strategy of the committee with the authority to impeach a president.

Karoun Demirjian has been reporting from the Hill. She explains the Democrats’ strategy since Cohen’s fiery testimony.

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A Harvard professor says the truth is out there
Avi Loeb believes an oblong space artifact racing through our solar system, Oumuamua, might be an alien spacecraft.

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