Hopes Of Turning Abandoned Properties Into Affordable Homes In Baltimore,

  Tuesday April 26, 2016 – Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods have long struggled with a lack of decent housing and thousands of abandoned homes. But things recently took a turn for the worse: Five vacant houses in the city collapsed in high winds several weeks ago, in one case killing a 69-year-old man who was sitting in his car. The city needs ...

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Trump Ready For East Coast Primary Wins in Test of Reorganized Team

  Tuesday April 26, 2016 – Donald Trump is poised to extend his lead in the Republican presidential race in a string of East Coast primaries on Tuesday, but a complicated contest in Pennsylvania, the day’s biggest prize, will test his recently reorganized campaign. The state features the sort of complex rules that Trump has repeatedly slammed for being “rigged” and ...

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Protesters Arrested During ‘Bathroom Bill’ Demonstrations in North Carolina

  Tuesday April 26, 2016 – At least 54 protesters were arrested at the North Carolina state house in Raleigh Monday, as pro- and anti-LGBT rights demonstrators descended on the state capital to protest or support a controversial law enacted last month. Eighteen protesters were arrested on “building violations” charges and others were arrested and accused of staying in the building ...

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The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments

  Tuesday April 26, 2016 – For most Americans, today is the second day of work this week. But state employees in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia are just kicking off the work week: They had Monday off for Confederate Memorial Day. Last July, it seemed like the momentum against the Confederacy had turned definitively, the biggest reversal since July of 1863. ...

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Trump Calls Cruz – Kasich Alliance ‘Pathetic’

  Tuesday April 26, 2016 – Donald Trump on Monday slammed Ted Cruz and John Kasich for teaming up to deny him the Republican presidential nomination, calling the effort “weak” and “pathetic.” “Did you see the news today, where they band together? Where they collude? It’s collusion,” Trump told his supporters at a rally in Warwick, Rhode Island. He called the ...

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Chernobyl, 30 Years Later

  Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they’re still unknown. A look at numbers that hint at the scope of the world’s worst nuclear accident, the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986: —More than 2 billion euros ...

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Sales of New U.S. Homes Fall for Third Month Straight Month

  Monday April 25, 2016 – Purchases of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in March for a third month, reflecting the weakest pace of demand in the West since July 2014. Total sales decreased 1.5 percent to a 511,000 annualized pace, a Commerce Department report showed Monday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey was for a gain to ...

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