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Government Apps Are Popular, But Are They Useful?

What may seem like a great way to engage citizens may not be as effective as cities would like.

If Congress Finally Overhauls Education, Are States Ready?

For the first time in more than a decade, the House and Senate have passed bills to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law and give states more freedom in education.

Wrestling With Dark History, This Time in Minnesota's Capitol

Even in a state that helped defeat the Confederacy, legacies of the Civil War era are raising tough questions in the state capitol today.

Where Obama and Christie Agree on Criminal Justice

In their recent proposals for reforming the system, the Democratic president and Republican governor who wants to be president have found common ground in three major areas. But does it even matter?

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