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Why are Americans in relatively poor health?

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, yet our health trails that other rich nations. A Harvard and LSE study explores the reasons.

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Access to contraception and female poverty rates

Research in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management examines how contraception access can improve the lives of lower-income women.

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"Home rule" charters and counties' spending levels

Study in State and Local Government Review finds that counties with charters tend to spend more than those with less autonomy.

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Research-based ideas for college campus reporting

Research on issues such as student debt, sexual assaults and multitasking can help students practice knowledge-based reporting.

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