Design an app based on the idea of "economic liberty." That's what some 200 technologists raced to do over the weekend in San Francisco at a Koch Institute-sponsored hackathon. The event is meant to bridge the gap between Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley. But what does that actually mean?
The city has torn down all of its high rises and says it's close to completing its plans to transform public housing. Chicago leaders want to use public housing funds to build not just homes for poor families but stores as well. However, some say that breaks a promise to provide affordable housing.
Donation after cardiac death involves removing organs minutes after life-support has been stopped for patients who still have at least some brain activity. Is that enough time to make sure a person won't recover?
Once known as the City That Lit the World, New Beford's whale oil powered candles and lamps around the country. Now, the Massachusetts city wants to become an energy capital again, but this time with offshore wind.
For some, it's a symbol of America's might. For others, it's a frightening weapon of warfare. For many target-shooting hobbyists, it's "the Mr. Potato Head of firearms" — customizable to fit each individual. And it's all part of what is now a nearly billion-dollar business in military-style weapons.
The trial of the notorious gangster has been filled with well-preserved jargon like "vig," "shylock," and "boiler." Linguist Ben Zimmer says some of that lingo has been around for at least a century or so.
After California banned affirmative action in 1996, the percentages of black and Latino students at UCLA quickly began to fall. The school tried to remedy the problem by changing the factors it considered in its admissions decisions. The percentages of minority students rebounded. But then the school was accused of breaking the law.
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