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The precise science and messy politics of building shadows in an era of big development.

It’s becoming increasingly hard to get a loan in the Deep South

Why it's hard to get ahead in the South

America’s poorest renters are finally catching a break

The number of low-income people paying too much in rent has finally started to decline.

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D.A.R.E. gets duped by anti-pot satire

The infamous anti-drug group publishes a fake news story on its website.

A horrifying reminder of what life without vaccines was really like

The next time someone questions vaccines, show them these photos

Why diets don’t actually work, according to a researcher who has studied them for decades

For centuries, men and women have worked tireless to fit the physical molds of their time. There's a reason they always fail.

$500,000 bail for a Baltimore protester? Just one thing wrong with how we punish people before they’re convicted.

Six out of ten inmates haven't even been convicted yet. Here's how to fix the problem.

Americans overwhelmingly support Muhammad cartoonists’ right to offend

Who supports publishing the offensive cartoons might surprise you

This is how China is trying to save its economy

China's central bank is getting more creative as it tries to stop its economy from slowing down too much.

Baltimore is calm following ‘depraved-heart murder’ charge

If charges against six officers do not lead to convictions, unrest may return to the city.

How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics

Your dog can now catch the flu. Here’s why humans should be worried.

A simple guide to the real differences between the Democratic candidates for president

Here's an overview of where the likely contenders for the party's presidential nomination stand on the issues.

Why you should really start doing more things alone

We're all leaving a lot of happiness on the table.

A big union wants to help the owners of your local Arby’s and Wendy’s to organize, too

When franchisees have more bargaining power, workers might benefit as well.

This one video shows how racism is real in America

If you have doubts that racism exists in America, this 3-minute video will set you straight

The Ben’s Chili Bowl model for outlasting segregation, upheaval and gentrification

What the longtime half-smoke hangout can teach businesses threatened now by change around them.

Why Bernie Sanders’s strategic gambit may not be as unreasonable as it seems

He's not running to Hillary Clinton's left. Instead, despite his radical agenda, he wants to appeal to more moderate Democrats.

Ben Bernanke smacks down everyone who says interest rates should be higher

Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke isn't impressed with arguments that the economy would be better if interest rates were higher.

15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea

Baltimore's poorest residents die 20 years earlier than its richest.

Meet the economist who grew up among crack dealers and won a ‘mini-Nobel’ for his research on race

Roland G. Fryer Jr., who focuses on race and education in his economic research, received the prestigious John Bates Clark medal last week.

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