The Controversial Business of Hustling Recyclables in West Oakland

A documentary profiles residents who scavenge for metals and plastics.

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U.K. Predicts a Population Boom in London

Over 1 million new Londoners will arrive within a decade—while some northern cities shrink.

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The Dublin Property Boom and Its Disappearing Artists

“Up to a few years ago we literally had a surplus of suitable buildings in the city, but now rents have doubled, if not tripled.”

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Is Tourism Spoiling Iceland?

The island nation’s visitor boom is putting its infrastructure under heavy stress, but some answers are on the way.

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Geographic Inequality Is Swallowing the Recovery

The geography of business formation and job growth is concentrated in less than two dozen counties across the nation.

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The First Verdict in the Freddie Gray Case

Police officer Edward Nero has been acquitted of all four charges against him.

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The Patron Saint of Mexican Migrants

“I prayed and he got me to the other side.”

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Why Kids Go Hungry in the Summer

Throughout the U.S., policies around providing meals for low-income children fail to reach 85 percent of those in need.


Inside Detroit's Failing Public Schools

How did the school district decline so dramatically?

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4.2 Million More American Workers Are Now Guaranteed Overtime Pay

The Department of Labor just finalized a new rule extending income-based overtime protections for the first time since 2004.

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America's Road to Economic Opportunity Is Paved With Infrastructure Jobs

With millions of jobs in transportation, water, and energy opening up over the next decade, workforce development programs are essential, a new report finds.

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How Donald Trump Is Helping London's New Mayor

In all the ways that matter, Sadiq Khan’s battle to prove a Muslim has every right to oversee the U.K. capital is already won.

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How an Entire Street Gets Illegally Knocked Down Overnight

Police in Belgrade colluded in plans to make way for a controversial new waterfront development, says Serbia’s ombudsman.

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Why a Mississippi City Is Just Now Being Forced to Desegregate Its Schools

A federal judge says Cleveland, Mississippi, must finally comply with a historic ruling the U.S. Supreme Court made more than 60 years ago.

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Paris Declares War on 'Ghettoes for the Rich'

The city will build public housing in its wealthiest neighborhoods.

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Posters of City Life in a Fading USSR

A traveling design show toured the U.S. 25 years ago to shed light on Soviet city life under a failing but reforming government.

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A New Wave of Deportations Shows Obama's Double-Talk on Immigration

The administration’s system for protecting asylum-seekers and other immigrants has major flaws, ones that have led to deaths following deportations.

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The Show-Me-Your-Voter-ID State?

Missouri voters will decide on a constitutional amendment that would require photo identification in order to participate in elections.

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Feds Put Schools on Notice to Respect Transgender Rights

In a letter sent Friday, federal officials warn local districts not to discriminate against students using restrooms.