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After a Few Years Afloat, Pension Plans Start Sinking Again

What's shaping up to be a bad year for pension plans could give ammunition to politicians who want to change how they work and cut employee benefits.

How Does a City Get to Zero Carbon Emissions?

Even before Obama released his rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, dozens of cities pledged to become carbon-free. But how they will achieve that isn't always known.

Obama Unveils Tougher Climate Rules Than Expected

If the rule survives the inevitable legal challenges, it will mark the first time the federal government limits air pollution from carbon dioxide.

A Model for Decriminalizing Mental Illness in America

America’s jails are filled with people suffering from severe psychological problems. But largely thanks to one judge, Miami found ways to keep the mentally ill out of incarceration and in treatment.

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