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Racially disparate sentencing patterns and felon disenfranchisement are major problems in U.S.
Muslims can't afford to be silent about these dangerous laws, says a Florida-based civil-rights activist.
Despite high obesity rates, Kansas City heart surgeon says steps are underway "to reduce heart mortality 20 percent by 2020."
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."
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.
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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