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Is Jail a Fair Punishment for Skipping Bus Fare?

In Portland, Ore., people were being locked up for the offense often -- African-Americans disproportionately so.

In Scranton, Pa., Fiscal Progress Comes With Political Costs

The city is on the brink of making a speedy turnaround. The tough financial decisions it took to get there could alter its political landscape.

How Trump's Health Budget Would Impact States

Medicaid, children's health insurance and chronic disease programs would be first to feel the weight of the president's proposals.

Civilian Oversight Appeals to Many, But Is It Always Effective?

The controversial passage of a new voter-approved law in Los Angeles illustrates the complexities of civilian review boards. Experts say there are better ways for civilians to keep cops accountable.

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