Category Archives: MSN

US states with shocking debts bigger than some countries

State Library Ed. Note:  Liking directly to the 7th slide that is regarding Oregon’s debt. You can move around in the slide show to review other states. With many state and local agencies unable to fully fund their pensions and healthcare benefits, some states’ debt is mounting beyond that of some nations. According to the […]
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Struggling Americans Once Sought Greener Pastures, and Now They’re Stuck

Fabled for its willingness to relocate for opportunity, the country is the least mobile since after World War II, even in economically depressed rural locales. When she graduated from high school, Taylor Tibbetts was a bright star in this small Northern Michigan town. She won an $18,000-a-year swimming scholarship to Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., […]
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The heroin business is booming in America

On a drizzly May afternoon, a man in gray sweatpants and a black Bengals hoodie sold a half-gram of heroin for $70 inside a dingy market on the west side of Cincinnati. The buyer was a plainclothes police officer; the seller was promptly handcuffed. The bust was the first of two that a team of […]
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