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Video: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States

The Atlantic hosted an event at the Democratic National Convention that brought together law enforcement leaders, government officials, academics, and former inmates in a conversation about challenges facing the U.S. criminal justice system. Read More
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Americans Hold Diverse Views on Global Warming

In the past year, the percentage of Americans “alarmed” about global warming has increased five percentage points to 17 percent, while the percentage of those who dismiss global warming has declined slightly to 10 percent, according ... Read More
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A Science-based Approach to Early Childhood Development

A report by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University proposes a research and development platform to catalyze development in early childhood policy and practice, fueled by advances in science and an emphasis on ... Read More
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Grant Park Music Festival

Conductor and MacArthur Fellow Marin Alsop’s week-long residency explores the topics of immigration and assimilation, and features a program that includes jazz violinist Regina Carter,composer Osvaldo Golijov, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, all MacArthur Fellows. Read More
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AME Church Commits to Addressing Climate Change

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, in partnership with the MacArthur-supported ecoAmerica, passed a resolution at its 50th General Conference outlining the church’s commitment to addressing climate change and the biblical basis for doing so. Read More