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After Flint, Feds and Some States Speed Up Time for Notifying Public About Lead-Contaminated Water

Before the new laws, utilities let residents unknowingly drink toxic water for months.

The New, More Powerful Wave of Civilian Oversight of Police

Cities are strengthening civilians' authority over law enforcement officers. But just how far should their power extend?

Can Government Employees Criticize the Government?

They have fewer free-speech rights than private workers, but what counts as a fireable offense is debatable.

The Real Price of College

Most states don't keep track of how much they give to students and their families in tax breaks. That could be hurting their ability to make college affordable for all.

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