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Poverty, administrative red tape and politics stand in the way as the number of confirmed cases continues to climb. Health policy experts are calling for a needle-exchange program to be expanded.
Police forwarded the preliminary results of their probe into Freddie Gray's death to Baltimore's state attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Her team will decide whether to bring criminal charges against police.
Shanna Peeples works at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas. Most of the students come from poor families. Some are refugees from East Africa — coming through the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
Tesla is building the biggest battery factory in the world. It hopes to drive battery prices down so far that lithium ion batteries are no longer just for laptops, phones or cars.
Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris are co-owners of Curvaceous Couture, an upscale bridal salon in Columbia, Md., that caters to plus-size brides. That clientele is often overlooked.
New research suggests that school kids who read and identify with Harry Potter display more positive attitudes toward people from disadvantaged groups.