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Mapping Three Decades of Rising Income Inequality, State by State

U.S. income inequality increased 15 percent between 1979 and 2012, but the story varies across different parts of the country.

Can You Guess Which U.S. States People Most Want to Flee?

Everybody wants to get out of Illinois and Connecticut, it seems, and nobody wants to leave Montana.

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Where Americans Get Enough Exercise

Whether you're physically fit can depend on where you live.

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Across the 50 States, a Big Disparity in Road Safety

States with the toughest driving laws see far fewer traffic fatalities.

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The New Geography of Teen Mothers

A look at why birth rates vary so dramatically across states.

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Where Do Schools Spend the Most Per Kid?

New York spends three times as much money per student as Utah.

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The Economic Geography of America's Abortion Wars

Increasingly, abortion has become a privilege reserved for residents of affluent states.

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Lower State Income Tax Does Not Spur Economic Development

States with higher per capita tax collection rates are more affluent, with higher concentrations of talent and highly educated people.

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'Rich Kid Who Wears Pastel Shirts' of the Day: Connecticut

Reddit's hilarious answers to this question: If the U.S. were a high school, who would your state be?

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America's Top Creative Class States

Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.

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The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

We can be connected (or disconnected) based on where we move, how we speak, and even what sports teams we root for.