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Five pesticides used in US are banned in other countries

The United States has not banned the use of a number of toxic pesticides, lagging behind other countries that have banned these chemicals, such as the European Union and China.

How the juvenile justice system fails special education students

Inmates with special needs aren’t getting required education in Mississippi’s juvenile justice system.

Fraternity culture linked to college sexual assault problem

As the U.S. Department of Education investigates how some colleges respond to reports of sex crimes, fraternity culture is under the magnifying glass.

 

Fraternity culture linked to college sexual assault problem

As the U.S. Department of Education investigates how some colleges respond to reports of sex crimes, fraternity culture is under the magnifying glass.

 

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Meteorologists say 2014 is set to either tie or break the record for the hottest year ever, which should sound familiar -- 1995, 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2010 all broke the record for hottest years since records started being recorded in 1880.

Meet 2014's Top Mega-Donors

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has been the top contributor in the 2014 election cycle. He has contributed more than $42 million to candidates, parties and political action committees, which is $30 million more than former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is second on the list.

Downstate Delaware’s hidden heroin epidemic

Despite prevalent heroin abuse, downstate Delaware is lacking in treatment options.

Trans Sarasota

In Trans Sarasota, 10 Floridians share stories about how the growing movement for transgender equality has changed their lives.

Koch donors uncloaked

For the first time, the fundraising network of Charles and David Koch, the industrialist billionaires, disclosed some of its donors with the creation of a successful new super PAC. A super PAC, which stands for political action committee, must disclose its donors over $200 and can expressly advocate for specific candidates during elections. This is in contrast to the rest of their network, which are mostly nonprofit organizations that do not disclose their donors and only advocate on issues during campaigns.

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