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Researchers offer reporters some tips for avoiding common pitfalls when talking about the effect of socioeconomic status on health.
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Two children are born in Tallahassee: one lives in the ZIP code 32304, the other in 32312. They only live 24 miles apart, yet their experiences growing up are as if they were born in separate countries.
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As their town falls down around them, North Braddock families try to protect children — and lay a foundation for their future.
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The state's highest rates of chronic absenteeism are in rural areas.
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When is OK to offer a desperate source a ride, or a bottle of Tylenol? Knowing when to intervene is hard.
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More than half the children in Milwaukee's troubled 53206 ZIP code are living in poverty. It's an area where unemployment is widespread and others are trapped in low-wage jobs.
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Vigo County had the highest rate of child neglect investigations in the state in 2017 — 238 for every 1,000 kids, a Times analysis of child welfare data found.
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Flanked by a large mural of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., on the anniversary of his assassination, officials on Thursday said they intend to roll out a series of poverty-fighting legislative proposals in the coming month.
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Policing is often a big challenge in communities that face concentrated child poverty. Those communities often have anemic tax bases, making it hard to pay police, and high public safety demands.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project, "Growing Up through the Cracks," led by Rich Lord, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.

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