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New Report Offers Big Picture Look at Mass Incarceration

The Prison Policy Initiative shines a light on racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

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Watch the Trailer for Ramy Youssef's New Comedy Series

Being a millennial in a Muslim-American community in suburban New Jersey ain’t easy.

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Maryland Aims to Leave Title X Program to Protect Abortion Providers and Patients

If approved, the state will refuse nearly $4 million in funding to create its own family planning program.

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Smithsonian Shines Light on Hawaiian Queens for Women's History Month

Remembering when the kingdom of Hawai‘i was ruled by two dope queens.

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Arts & Culture

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Woman Sues Harvard For Photos of Enslaved Ancestors

Criminalization

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Florida House Advances Bill That Would Limit Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated

Trump Presidency

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Studies Show the Dangers of Proposed Changes to Food Stamps

Gender & Sexuality

U.S. Supreme Court and protest sign supporting abortion

Maryland Aims to Leave Title X Program to Protect Abortion Providers and Patients