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The Unexpected Reason Panhandling Bans Are Being Struck Down Across the Country

A Supreme Court ruling about regulating church signs is spurring cities to repeal their anti-begging laws.

A man panhandles on the street in Chicago.

Seattle Brings Emoji-Based Food Safety Ratings to America

Some cities post letter grades on restaurants. King County opted for something more visual. The person who pushed for public ratings in the first place, though, isn't satisfied.

For Opioids' Youngest Victims, Is Help Too Little, Too Late?

Drug abuse is overwhelming the child welfare system at unprecedented rates. Solutions are slowly emerging, but they aren't always adopted.

• Behind the Decision to Post That Infamous Facebook Photo of the Opioid Epidemic at Its Worst

As Demand for At-Home Care Grows, States Debate How to Pay for It

Most states can't meet baby boomers' demand for staying out of nursing homes.