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Pennsylvania woman blamed for her own rape in state response to lawsuit

The attorney general’s office said the former prison clerk “acted in a manner” that contributed to her being raped by a prisoner.

Frac-sand mining boom is accelerating and eluding regulators, analysis finds

The sand needed for fracking comes, in part, from Minnesota and Wisconsin, but the industry is inconsistently regulated, according to a new report.

Deciding when a life is no longer worth living

Thousands of Californians reside in nursing home wards colloquially called 'vent farms' because they only continue to live with the support of a ventilator or other medical devices.

Searching for the good life in the Bakken oil fields

A reporter gets a job at a North Dakota truck stop to experience the state's oil boom firsthand. 

It Has Been An Astonishingly Bad Year For Vehicle Recalls

Over 40 million cars are projected to be recalled in 2014, which would be more than double last year's total. This is due, in part, to the 10.5 million vehicles recalled because of the Chevrolet ignition switch problem.

Tackling climate change presents a 'golden opportunity' for public health

Alternative forms of transportation, like biking and walking to work, contributes, even if only a little, to tackling climate change.

Farming among the country's deadliest jobs

Agriculture is a major industry in Pennsylvania, and those who work the land have a higher risk of workplace death or injury.

How to Fix America’s Recidivism Crisis

Will giving ex-cons more medicine help keep them out of prison?

The hidden cost of gun violence: Meet a mother and her 7-year-old with PTSD

 The effects of untreated post-traumatic stress disorder on neighborhoods already struggling with unemployment, poverty and the impact of the war on drugs are being studied.