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Economic Highs and Lows in New York City (in Photos)

The gap in personal wealth between the richest and the poorest people is starker in New York than almost anywhere else in America. That inequality was once again on d...

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Inside the Fight Against Menstrual Discrimination in Nepal

When Binita had her first period, she knew what she had to do. Growing up in the mountainous district of Gorkha in central Nepal, she had observed how her mother and every oth...

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Tropical Deforestation Is the Third-Biggest Carbon Emitter in the World

To stay under two degrees Celsius of warming and thereby stave off the worst effects of climate change, more funding must be allocated to forest-focused global warming mitigat...

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California Will Offer Parole for 4,000 'Three-Strike' Prisoners Facing Life Sentences

In a reversal of a controversial rule that disproportionately sentenced mentally ill and African-American inmates to life in prison for petty crimes, California will allow all...

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Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

This week at Pacific Standard, we brought you a profile of Canada's most prominent black activist, a deep dive into Nike's special influence over t...

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#HimToo Should Be a Conversation About Male Victims of Sexual Assault

His was the face that launched a thousand memes. Last Monday, a self-described Navy mom posted a picture of a lovely young man in a sailor suit on Twitter. She told the world...

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Hurricane Michael Reminded America Why Climate Change Is a National Security Risk

At least 35 people were killed when Hurricane Michael barreled into the Florida panhandle last week, the latest in a string of storms whose growing intensity scientists have l...

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'Cruel and Unusual Punishment': The Questionable State of Medical Care at Louisiana State Penitentiary

Repeatedly refusing medical attention to someone in the grips of a stroke, preventing a patient with cancer from seeing an oncologist for four years, keeping a blind man from...

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Viewfinder: Hondurans Head North to the U.S.

Viewfinder is Pacific Standard's daily photo feature, showcasing one image from the news...

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