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The Blurred Lines of Gerrymandering

Could gerrymandering change the course of the 2016 election? And what even qualifies as gerrymandering? What looks like simple redistricting to one person might seem like an outrageous distortion to...

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Controversial California Program Offers Cash to Reduce Gun Crimes

A local government-run program in Richmond, California, pays some young men up to $1,000 a month for as long as nine months if they achieve personal goals and stay out of trouble. The program targets some of the most dangerous people on the street, suspected, or previously convicted, of committing gun crimes. Yet critics say paying former criminals to reduce gun violence is the wrong approach. .

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Empower State Pension Reformers!

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth on how Congress can help state legislators address ballooning pension obligations..

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A Way Out for Puerto Rico?

Former Sen. Judd Gregg discusses Congress’s debt restructuring plan and whether Republicans will support it. .

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The Numbers Behind America's Heroin Epidemic Are Staggering

The heroin epidemic in America is spiraling out of control, and there's a grim connection between opioid painkiller addition and heroin addiction. It's become a key talking point in the 2016 election, and President Barack Obama is dedicating more than a billion dollars to combat the growing problem. This Bloomberg QuickTake examines how we got here and how politicians are attempting to combat it.....

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Are Members of Congress Becoming Telemarketers?

NORAH O'DONNELL: The American public has a low opinion of Congress. Only 14 percent think it's doing a good job. But Congress has excelled in one way. Raising money. Members of Congress raised more than a billion dollars for their 2014 election. And they never stop. Nearly every day, they spend hours on the phone asking supporters and even total strangers for campaign donations -- hours spent....

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Cash for Gas: India's Push for Direct Benefits

India’s new system for cooking-gas subsidies was intended to draw poorer households into the financial fold, but some haven't yet felt the benefits. .

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Gender Gap: Closing the Confidence Gap Is the Key

Recent research suggests the global gender gap is triggered primarily by a lack of confidence in women, which surprisingly is most pronounced in western developed countries. Author Margie Warrell discusses the findings on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. .

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How Rust Belt City Youngstown Plans to Overcome Decades of Decline

Youngstown, Ohio is an upper-midwest city that has come to symbolize the nation’s distress of deindustrialization with high unemployment and crime rates. But after decades of decline, the city has plans to rebuild, remove blight and attract employers. On issues of poverty and opportunity in America, this is part of an ongoing series of reports called “Chasing the Dream.” .

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