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  • Suburban poverty grows beyond Ferguson

    The fires of Ferguson, Mo., run counter to the narrative about suburbia, the story Americans tell themselves about strip malls and rolling lawns, about McMansions and upward mobility. Instead, the unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer evokes images of 1960s-era Watts, of burning inner-city neighborhoods in New York, Washington, Detroit and Chicago.
  • 'Birthplace networks' are a boon to immigrant homeowners, study says

    'Birthplace networks' are a boon to immigrant homeowners, study says
    Native-born Americans looking to move into homeownership for the first time could learn a thing or two from immigrant homeowners, according to recent research. Economists at Rutgers University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found that...

    Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama

    Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama
    After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said. Journalist...

    Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off

    Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off
    For years, soaring numbers of Chinese graduate students in the U.S. have been a boon for American universities and local economies, especially in places like Southern California. But it looks like the influx could be slowing. Admission offers from U....

    From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States' commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama...