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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Nov
20

The first of 11 death-row inmates with scheduled execution dates in Tennessee did not meet the executioner as planned on Oct. 7. The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Sept. 25 to postpone Billy Ray Irick’s execution as he and the other 10 death-row inmates with scheduled execution dates are in the middle of a complex lawsuit against the state.

In granting Irick’s motion to...

Nov
20
Journalist George Packer is known for writing about U.S. foreign policy in The New Yorker. His latest book, "The Unwinding: An innter History of the New America," covers the history of America from 1978 to 2012. The book won last year's National Book Award for Nonfiction. Photo by Lucien Knutesen

It’s hard to...

Nov
20

Election Day has sadly become a reminder to us all that we are a deeply divided country that doesn’t agree on much. We differ on Democrats vs. Republicans, trickle-down economics vs. a more redistributive approach, a more active and aggressive foreign policy vs. a more reserved and isolationist, rich vs. poor, SuperPACs vs. the people, etc., etc. But beyond our differences, one...

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