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States Relax Medicaid Eligibility for Former Foster Kids

Eleven states are extending a provision of the federal health law to avoid punishing former foster kids for pursuing jobs or schools in other states.

How Much Can (and Should) Government Protect People from Natural Disaster?

By letting citizens live in vulnerable places even after disaster strikes, governments plant the seeds for future disasters.

Cities Stop Covering Retired Workers' Health Care

After much pushback from unions, big cities like Detroit and Chicago are now making their retired employees get health care on the exchanges or through spouses.

 

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May 28, 2014
 

Can a New Police Force Turn Around One of the Nation's Most Violent Cities?

It’s too soon to say if Camden, N.J.'s controversial and unprecedented move to disband and merge its police force with the county’s will reduce crime. But so far, it’s showing promising results.

 

Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

 
Politics
After Runoffs, Texas Tea Party Stronger Than Ever
Son Serving as Dad's Running Mate in Governor's Race
Why Are Past GOP Donors Backing Jerry Brown Now?
Is Business Failure an Advantage in Politics?
Finance
Report Gives Detroit an Estimate to Fix Its Blight Problem
How Philly Got Better About Collecting on Back Taxes
Health & Human Services
Some Worry Minneapolis Housing Is Too Restricted to Poor People
Infrastructure & Environment
Obama Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Unclear, Will Let States Make Many Decisions
Feds Pay People to Leave Vulnerable Areas
Christie Admin. Seeks to Repeal Greenhouse Gas Regs
State Parks Pushing People to Buy Passes
Public Safety & Justice
Supreme Court: States Can't Use IQ to Decide Executions
The First Big City to Make Cops Carry a Heroin Antidote
Education
Suspended Los Angeles Teachers Will No Longer Have to Report to 'Teacher Jails'
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