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States' Counterintuitive Relationship Between Crime and Punishment

Since 1994, New York has seen the biggest drop in crime of any state. It also saw the biggest drop in its prison population.

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St. Louis Is Growing More Diverse, Just Not in Majority-Black Areas

Rust Belt cities like St. Louis want to attract more immigrants, but few are integrating into African-American neighborhoods.

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Watch Six Months of Fracking Fires Blaze Across the Country

Massive fires light up the sky in U.S. states at the center of a fracking boom.

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Who's in Charge in Ferguson?

There are six different agencies involved now. What could go wrong?

2 Maps That Show Where Obamacare Is and Isn't Working, and Why

The single greatest predictor for where the healthcare law's exchanges are successful? Which party controls the state government.