Water rushes through a breached levee on the Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., May 31, 2019.
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At a time when storms are becoming more frequent and severe, relying on levees for flood control can create as many problems as it solves.
Rally in support of raising the minimum wage in University City, Mo.
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As inequality in the US increases, the federal government is failing to address it. Can states pick up the slack?
Last March, demonstrators rallied in front of the Supreme Court before oral arguments on Benisek v. Lamone, a redistricting case.
Many states are arguing over how to draw district lines. But drawing legislative district lines is an exercise in tradeoffs.
Some police reform efforts encourage stations to hire more educated officers.
Officers with college degrees were significantly more likely to pull over drivers for less serious violations, search drivers or their vehicles and make arrests on discretionary grounds.
Stop and frisk has often been criticized as a way to target minorities.
Police practices like stop and frisk are often criticized as racial profiling. But it can be tricky to figure out from the data which officers are the worst offenders.
A farm in LaSalle County, Illinois.
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Conservative skeptics of climate change may support projects focused on 'resilience' – for example, preparing a community for future major weather events.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, before he resigned amid scandals.
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Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigned over allegations tied to political contributions from concealed sources.
People risk being physically harmed during violent protests. But there is also an emotional element at play.
Are lax guns laws changing how people interact in the Show-Me State?
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Do guns change the ways that people engage with each other? A gun violence researcher went to Missouri to find out.
What’s new about black students’ demands?
Beverly Yuen Thompson
Here's what black student activists were asking for 50 years ago. So, what changed?
Universities struggling with racist past?
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Clemson students have been organizing over the past two years on issues of racism and inclusion. What if the Clemson Tigers decided to do what the Missouri Tigers did?
St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch asked grand jury to do investigation
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Now that the grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year old man, there remain many questions about this grand jury and generally…
Seattle protests the Ferguson grand jury decision.
Last week on ABC’s This Week, President Obama said, “My own experience tells me race relations continue to improve,” and “There’s no way to say race relations are worse than 20, 50 years ago.” It’s impossible…