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What If Americans Invested Stock in Distressed Cities?

Economists have a new idea that could revolutionize how struggling cities attract private funds.

Indiana Up Against Clock and Governor on Needle Exchanges

Facing an HIV outbreak, some lawmakers want to extend needle-exchange programs to more at-risk counties. But time and the governor may not be on their side.

The Ex-Democratic Governor Who Thinks He Can Beat Hillary

To the surprise of many, Lincoln Chafee, the Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, recently joined the possible 2016 contenders. But his record doesn't give him much to brag about.

Why Kansas' New Welfare Rules Are Basically Unenforceable

The state's law banning welfare spending on entertainment and luxury goods and services sparked a national debate about how people use public assistance.

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