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Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 9:15 am
As monumental as the Washington Nationals' first trip to Major League Baseball's playoffs has been, this news may come close in importance for some fans in the nation's capital:
Teddy, one of the team's four presidential mascots, finally won a "race" today.
A new poll released to coincide with tonight’s Presidential debate at the University of Denver shows deep pessimism among Americans about the direction of the country and trust in government.
Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 1:26 pm
Across a swath of northern Nigeria, a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding, as lead from illegal gold mines sickens thousands of children.
More than 400 kids have died, and many more have been mentally stunted for life.
Doctors Without Borders, which has set up clinics to treat the children, is calling it one of the worst cases of environmental lead poisoning in recent history.
With a razor-thin margin between the two presidential candidates in Colorado, both campaigns are targeting as many key voting blocs as possible.
Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 6:16 pm
In many neighborhoods, hard truths about day-to-day life — like violent streets or crumbling schools — are readily apparent to residents, but less obvious to city and state officials.
Hard data can sometimes bridge that gap, helping policymakers better visualize which communities are doing well, and which may need additional help or resources.