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Is It Possible to Cure the Desire for Revenge?

One researcher is trying to end gun violence by flipping the script on vengeance killings

Illustration: Deborah Lee

InIn rural Pennsylvania, where James Kimmel grew up, being the son of an insurance agent meant he was often at the receiving end of jeers by his classmates, many of whom came from farming households. The harder he tried to fit in, the more…




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