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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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He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
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The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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A Robot That Harms: When Machines Make Life Or Death Decisions

An artist has designed a robot that purposefully defies Isaac Asimov's law that "a robot may not harm humanity" — to bring urgency to the discussion about self-driving and other smart technology.

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