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A glimpse behind bars. Cropped from krystiano/flickr

Private prisons, explained

The White House is pushing for more private prisons. But do the industry's promised benefits hold up to scrutiny?
Pro-life and anti-abortion activists converge in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 27, 2017. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Could Roe v. Wade be overturned?

What will happen to the landmark abortion rights ruling with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court?
The divide is in the data. American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015 5 year estimates, Table S1810

Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

More and more people are talking about the 'rural-urban divide,' but what does that phrase actually mean? We asked experts from around the country to illustrate the gap in graphs and maps.