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Immigration raids leave lasting toll on community health in Iowa
In May, ICE agents raided a precast concrete plant on Mount Pleasant’s west side. Thirty-two men, most from Guatemala, were detained. That one event has led to months of turmoil for the families of the men and the community.
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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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How do health disparities fuel cycles of violence among vulnerable young people?
How often do young people in neighborhoods in which gang and drug violence are a daily occurrence receive help and services before they get sent to the alternative school, arrested, or worse?
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Nearly 15 years after Katrina, children along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast struggle face dire struggles
After decades of advocacy, the First Step Act, signed into law in December 2018, would immediately allow many who were set to die in prison a second chance.
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The Health section at U.S. News & World Report is seeking an experienced, full-time senior editor based in our Washington, D.C., office.
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Bullying, Substance Use and Segregation
An apparent link between risky behavior and bias-related bullying tends to be stronger in California’s more segregated counties.
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Two leading engagement editors share lessons from the field about how engagement can help you frame and source stories to center community needs and fill information gaps.
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An American flag flies above a post-Katrina trailer in Waveland, Mississippi.
After Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi's coastal economy never fully recovered — and neither have its people.
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Rusty, a miniature donkey and certified therapy animal, visits inmates in a mental health therapy session.
Rusty the miniature donkey's effect on the group of seven severely mentally ill inmates at the West Valley Detention Center, San Bernardino County’s largest jail, was obvious.
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A lone palm tree against the smoke of the Woolsey Fire.
Climate change is fueling increasingly extreme weather events, and someone needs to defend communities against them and clean up after them. In California, that person is often a low-wage immigrant worker.
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Little Cottonwood Canyon, just east of Salt Lake City, where radon occurs naturally.
As I searched and learned about the silent, naturally occurring gas produced from the breakdown of uranium that can cause lung cancer, I became more concerned.
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