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For More Than 150 Years, Texas Has Had the Power to Secede…From Itself

de_cordova-tx-1851-03-jpg__800x600_q85_cropA quirk of a 19th-century Congressional resolution could allow Texas to split up into five states.

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The Test Just Began for the Community Benefits Movement

scottbenson_1400_933_80How a groundbreaking new law plays out in Detroit will shape the future of a popular tool for equitable development.

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Meet the father and daughter behind the new book, ‘[Expletive] Love’

A week before Valentine’s Day, 30 people gathered at Brookline Booksmith to hear Michael and Sarah Bennett’s antidote to the sugar-coated holiday. “[Expletive] Love,” the new book from the Brookline therapist and his comedian daughter, is fire-engine red with a yellow asterisk in its title, next to a white letter F.

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Fred Korematsu Fought Against Japanese Internment in the Supreme Court… and Lost

ap_98011503672-wr-jpg__800x600_q85_cropNearly 75 years later, the infamous decision has yet to be overturned. His story is as relevant as ever.

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The Issue Tripping Up Salt Lake City’s First Gay Mayor

biskA stubborn homeless problem has taken the shine off her groundbreaking election.

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In the Darkest Days of World War II, Winston Churchill’s Visit to the White House Brought Hope to Washington

ap_196826627301-wr-jpg__800x600_q85_cropNever has overstaying one’s welcome been so important.

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The Little-Remembered Ally Who Helped America Win the Revolution

galvezBernardo de Galvez’s involvement may not have been altruistic, but his contributions made a difference nonetheless.

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