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Thursday Headlines: Human after all

A US appeals court has now ruled that mifepristone should remain on the market, but must be obtained through in-person doctor visits and cannot be mailed. / NPR

In a major step toward using animal organs to save people, for over a month a pig's kidney has been working normally in a human body. / AP

Citing "insufficient evidence," the Marion County, Kan., prosecutor has withdrawn the search warrant that led to a newspaper raid earlier this week. / The Kansas City Star

"Unremarkable algorithmic systems have long been used to carry out the plans of the power structures deploying them." Republicans—not AI—are banning books in Iowa schools. / The Intercept

See also: To govern AI, "the international system must move past traditional conceptions of sovereignty and welcome technology companies to the table." / Foreign Affairs

You only thought it was back-to-school week; this year, it's actually the beginning of the holiday shopping season. / Axios

"Once I stepped back from the initial shock of finding my first novel on re-sale, I realized that it was now part of the great river of books that flows around us." / Literary Hub

How a group of five feminist adult entertainers banded together in the '80s to change the porn industry—and the public's perception of their work. / Narratively

The macabre history of the "bone doctor" whose work was fueled by racism, and whose vast collection of body parts is housed at the Smithsonian. / The Washington Post

Lars Ulrich explains how Metallica changes its setlist for every concert—based around the band's different "food groups" of songs. / The New York Times

See also: Researchers recreate Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1" with the brain activity of people listening to the song. / New Scientist

Nick Kyrgios explains his massive, intricate tattoo—"probably the most iconic Pokémon back piece of all time." / GQ