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How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty

On March 20 in the St. Louis County town of Florissant, someone made an illegal U-turn in front of Nicole Bolden. The 32-year-old black single mother hit her brakes but couldn’t avoid a collision. Bolden wasn’t at fault for the accident and wanted to continue on her way. The other motorist insisted …

Want More Crime with That Burger?

I first encountered Bob Crutchfield in 1967 at basketball tryouts at Thiel College. He went on to get a Ph.D. in sociology at Vanderbilt and a …

A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

The Westfield Valley Fair Mall straddles two cities. One side of the mall is in Santa Clara, but walk a few feet down the mall, and you're in San Jose. In 2012, San Jose voters agreed to raise the city's minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.<p>Philip Sandigo manages a shoe store on the $8-an-hour side. …

The End Of Neighborhood Schools : NPR

What Dobard calls “significant success” and “phenomenal growth” come down to one number: RSD students from grades three through eight who scored at least a “basic” on the state accountability test. In 2009, it was 37 percent. In 2014, it was 57 percent.<p>“I think we’re starting to see that ZIP code …

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A 12-Step Plan To Get Healthy That Your Doctor Will Never Prescribe

I love traditional MD's — they're my best friends, family, and trusted colleagues. They save lives and perform medical feats beyond imagination.<p>So …

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