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Young people are being chased out of the labor market. Though the national unemployment rate has fallen steadily in recent months, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, and the jobless rate is...
A sign over a highway in Glendale, Calif., warned motorists in February to s...
This January, after the driest calendar year in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. He called on residents to reduce their water intake by 20 percent.But downtown Los...
Scientists previously underestimated the ability of the lionfish to live in ...
When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and...
Reny Pineda was born in Michoacan, Mexico, but grew up in Los Angeles. In 20...
In the western Mexican state of Michoacan, civilian militias have challenged a powerful drug cartel known as the Knights Templar. The vigilante uprising, which spurred the Mexican government to send...
Shaun Thompson, known as Shaun T, is the man behind the fitness programs Hip...
As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into...