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Past DOJ police edicts offer glimpse of Cleveland's future

The Justice Department’s investigation of police in Pittsburgh and other cities offers a view of what might happen in Cleveland in the wake of a controversial 2012 shooting of two unarmed people. In Pittsburgh, many in the community fear reforms are fading.

What will hundreds of water tests reveal about drilling in Texas?

Hundreds of water tests done by a Texas university could help paint a clearer picture of how natural gas drilling affects water supplies in Texas.

A new report shows nuclear weapons almost detonated in North Carolina in 1961

The United States came very close to detonating a nuclear bomb on its own soil. As an insurance policy against a surprise Soviet attack during the Cold War, the U.S. flew about a dozen B-52 bombers loaded with nuclear weapons around the clock.

Big Oil and Big Guns: Not so strange bedfellows

What do gun and hunting groups have to do with expanding drilling activities? Apparently enough for the oil and gas industry to donate millions of dollars, according to recent research.

When innocent people go to prison, states pay

Policies vary greatly on what states owe wrongly convicted inmates. Some states pay a set amount per year – but Pennsylvania pays nothing.

Minority gun owners face balancing act, weighing isolation and stigma of violence

In recent decades, gun ownership has been taboo among African-Americans, but that may be changing.

Why America's gas = China's coal

Will exporting more U.S. liquified natural gas worsen climate change?

Public schools are hurting more in the recovery than in the recession

The federal money that schools — particularly urban schools — relied on during the recession fell in 2011 and 2012. As a result, total school funding — a combination of federal, state and local funding — fell in 2012 for the first time since 1977, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Your vanilla ice cream is about to get weirder

Your food could soon be made with synbio — a new technology that inserts computer-generated DNA sequences into living cells.