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As Violence Soared in Mexico, This Town Bucked the Trend

MORELIA, Mexico — Officer Marcela Muñoz approached a group of wary residents gathered on a sidewalk of a middle-class neighborhood here with an unusual mission: to listen. “So, what’s going on?” Officer Muñoz asked the two [...]
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While Washington mourns McCain, Trump leaves town

John McCain’s casket arrives at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Thursday. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images white house Supporters at the raucous rally didn’t seem to mind that Trump had been snubbed by the McCain family. By LORRAINE [...]
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Lawmakers ditch town halls: ‘They want to avoid those gotcha moments’

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*/ ]]> Wither the town hall. Long gone are the angry mobs of voters pushing and shoving one another, hissing and shouting down lawmakers — in one instance, hanging a lawmaker in effigy at an anti-Obamacare protest — that defined Congress’ [...]
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In a Town of 11 People, Mysterious Disappearance Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Rumors abound in a small outback town. Was Paddy Moriarty fed to a pet crocodile? Or could he have been baked into a meat pie? Source: NYT > World
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Lebanon Dispatch: Lebanese Town Flooded by Refugees Hopes for Return to Normal

2 months ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Residents of Arsal, which had four times as many Syrians as local residents, hope the winding down of the Syrian war will allow refugees to return. Source: NYT > World
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Italy Dispatch: Ceramics Aren’t Enough. Bring on the Spaceships, Italian Town Says.

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Italy decided that the ceramics center of Grottaglie — with its long runway and uneventful weather — had the right stuff to be Virgin Galactic’s next launchpad. Source: NYT > [...]
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In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Residents of one of Mexico’s rainiest regions often have no water to drink, so many hydrate with soda. The impact on public health has been devastating. Source: NYT > World
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As Water Runs Low, an Indian Town Blames the Men Who Work the Pipes

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The “key men” of Shimla, who control the water flow to each neighborhood, were subjected to so much wrath during a drought that they were given police protection. Source: NYT > World
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How a Tiny Kansas Town Rebooted Its Struggling Hospital into a Health Care Jewel

4 months ago | 0 comment
LAKIN, Kansas—No stoplight marks the entrance to Lakin, just a gas station, a Subway, and a Dollar General. On Main Street, a coffee shop owned by a Mennonite family stays open late once a week, but its storefront was the only one illuminated [...]
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Ballarat Journal: Australian Mining Town Breaks Its Silence About Grim Past of Sexual Abuse

5 months ago | 0 comment
Today, survivors speak of broken marriages, children being raised without fathers, lives spent in a haze of drugs and alcohol or in and out of institutional care. What happened here is often likened to a big black cloud hanging over the [...]