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My View

Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System

Racially disparate sentencing patterns and felon disenfranchisement are major problems in U.S.

My View

His Only Crime Was Reuniting With His Family

My View

I Traveled to Geneva to Deliver a Report on 'Stand Your Ground'

Muslims can't afford to be silent about these dangerous laws, says a Florida-based civil-rights activist.

My View

'Obesity Has To Be Treated As a Disease--Not a Lifestyle Issue'

Despite high obesity rates, Kansas City heart surgeon says steps are underway "to reduce heart mortality 20 percent by 2020."

My View

'Practically All My Friends Are Immigrants'

A China-born teen gets her south Chicago neighbors to the polls, and vows to "keep working until I'm reassured that no families are going to be separated."

My View

How a Simple Test Can Save 120,000 Lives

Hepatitis C, the "silent epidemic" afflicting baby boomers, is twice as prevalent among African-Americans. Preventive measures could save lives and cut health care costs.

My View

How Youth Gives a Homeless Woman a Huge Lift

Off to a bright career as an artist and model, a D.C. resident recalls, "My dream by the time I was 20 was homeownership." After countless battles, an "unconventional" program ...

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My View

Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System

Racially disparate sentencing patterns and felon disenfranchisement are major problems in U.S.

My View

His Only Crime Was Reuniting With His Family

My View

I Traveled to Geneva to Deliver a Report on 'Stand Your Ground'

Muslims can't afford to be silent about these dangerous laws, says a Florida-based civil-rights activist.

My View

'Obesity Has To Be Treated As a Disease--Not a Lifestyle Issue'

Despite high obesity rates, Kansas City heart surgeon says steps are underway "to reduce heart mortality 20 percent by 2020."

My View

'Practically All My Friends Are Immigrants'

A China-born teen gets her south Chicago neighbors to the polls, and vows to "keep working until I'm reassured that no families are going to be separated."

My View

How a Simple Test Can Save 120,000 Lives

Hepatitis C, the "silent epidemic" afflicting baby boomers, is twice as prevalent among African-Americans. Preventive measures could save lives and cut health care costs.

My View

How Youth Gives a Homeless Woman a Huge Lift

Off to a bright career as an artist and model, a D.C. resident recalls, "My dream by the time I was 20 was homeownership." After countless battles, an "unconventional" program ...

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