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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
States with higher poverty levels, and thus a higher percentage of residents receiving Medicaid and a lower number of individuals paying income taxes, need more federal help. (Photo: 401K2012/cc/flickr)
Governments of Republican-leaning states are seemingly always banging the drum of austerity : decreasing corporate taxes, slashing spending, and cutting programs. But red states' ideology and their preferences at the voting booth are not reflected in their state budgets, as a new study found that those locales are the greatest beneficiaries of...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Progressives worldwide are celebrating a whopping $14 billion tax bill slapped...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The question of "How many Americans are actually killed in police custody?" is...

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Monday told us all we need to know of the ongoing refugee crisis: The U.S. boasted it had welcomed 10,000 Syrian refugees this year as promised - out of over four million - even as international crews coordinated one of the largest one-day rescues, plucking 6,500 desperate people from stormy waters off the Libyan coast. Meanwhile, refugees in earthquake-struck Italy in turn stepped up to help; argued one, "I'm still alive (because) people here welcomed me."