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National Guard summoned to Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | Troops needed as confrontations escalate between police and protesters over the shooting of Michael Brown

A change of tone in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | Amid calls for more government accountability, Ferguson, Mo., police have named the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on Saturday. Outside a…

St. Louis on edge as FBI investigates police shooting

By Nick Eicher & Lynde Langdon
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Police | St. Louis is a city long on emotion and short on facts three days after a police officer killed a teenage boy in the suburb of Ferguson.  “The police…

Web Reads: Rotisserie chicken economics and epic infographics

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Economic fowl. You may have thought buying a rotisserie chicken from Costco or your local grocery was just a time-saver. But Megan McArdle points out that…

Chicago: A town that won’t let you down?

By Cal Thomas
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Crime | Frank Sinatra’s song about Chicago, “My Kind of Town,” “a the town that won’t let you down,” seems dated in light of last weekend’s shooting…

Web Reads: Flush for life

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | The importance of toilets. Could there be something in Muslim and Hindu religious codes that makes Muslims in India more likely to use toilets than Hindus? A…

Storm and drive in the gateway to the West

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | Oklahoma City shows us what it means to stare into the abyss—and return

De Blasio pulls the plug on three charter schools

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Earlier this month, newly-inaugurated New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blocked three charter schools from using space inside public school buildings for…

Sylvia Bolling’s infectious laugh

By Marvin Olasky
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Cities | One section of WORLD’s current cover story on Houston describes the career of poverty-fighting entrepreneur Sylvia Bolling. Much of what she’s learned…

Sophistos and trendies vs. real families?

By Marvin Olasky
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Cities | Houston, the cover story subject in the current issue of WORLD magazine, is ground zero for the biggest debate among urbanologists these days: Who’s right,

Midday Roundup: Detroit sacrifices pensions, saves art collection

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Debt ceiling. Detroit submitted its plan today to get out from under $18 billion in debt. Not surprisingly, city pensioners will face cuts of 34 percent for…

Houston heads, Houston tales

By Marvin Olasky
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Cities | In researching the cover story in the issue of WORLD that went online this morning, I lived in Houston for a month, drove the city and suburbs with seven…

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