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Black-White Homicide Arrest Rate Widens In D.C., Bucking National Trend

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In 1968 the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders published what was known as the Kerner Report. The report described a nation "moving toward two societies-one black, one white-separate and unequal" and warned of consequences of failing to address racial inequalities.

Nearly four decades later, a team of researches led by a professor at the University of Maryland dug through homicide arrest data for 80 U.S. cities to determine how accurate the report's projections on crime turned out to be.

University of Maryland Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Dr. Gary LaFree spoke about what they found.

The study "Separate and Still Unequal" appears in the American Sociological Review...

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Reflecting On Football And Addiction As 'Friday Night Lights' Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, Buzz Bissinger wrote about the big-time stakes of small-town high-school football in Friday Night Lights. Now he talks about the impact the book had on the players and himself.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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President Obama Unveils New Power Plant Rules In 'Clean Power Plan'

Key elements of the Clean Power Plan include a requirement that would cut the power industry's carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.
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Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia

A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.

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