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In Chicago, big data walks the beat. How police are tapping algorithms to curb violence.
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From Sterling to Bundy, how to respond when speech offends? 
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The Motor City has made headlines as the desperate tale of a dying city. But on a reporting trip to Detroit last month, Monitor National News reporter Noelle Swan discovered that a steady thrum of creativity and innovation beats on despite the city’s bankruptcy and the mass exodus of thousands of residents. Check our her cover story on Detroit’s maker culture!

Photos by Noelle Swan

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Gay marriage bans toppled in year since DOMA ruling. But it’s not over.

Gay marriage battlegrounds: 7 states to watch

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The biggest energy story on Earth: Monitor energy reporter, David J. Unger, trekked across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York last week as part of the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources' Shale Country Institute. The group explored the far-reaching impacts of new drilling techniques that have caused a surge in US natural gas production. 

Check out the Monitor’s Energy/Environment section for more coverage! 

Photos by David J. Unger

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One hundred years later, World War I’s lasting bootprint

From the war’s scope to the weapons: Five legacies of World War I

In Pictures WWI: The war that remade the world
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Building a better parent
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NCAA and college sports: Is it time to pay athletes to play?
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Commencement season is here! It’s a time to share a nugget or a pearl: A few, short words of wisdom. Submit your graduation advice here or tweet it at us using #GradTips and it could be used in an upcoming feature!

Commencement season is here! It’s a time to share a nugget or a pearl: A few, short words of wisdom. Submit your graduation advice here or tweet it at us using #GradTips and it could be used in an upcoming feature!