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  • First Look Interracial marriage in the US: 1 in 6 couples now racially mixed

    In the 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, Americans have increasingly dated and married across racial and ethnic lines. But many interracial couples say they still face racism and violence.

  • Maine's most mysterious catch

    Elver fishing was once a quirky pastime that gave Mainers a few extra bucks. As worldwide demand for eels grew, it has become a big-money business, with struggles over quotas, poaching, and a federal investigation dubbed Operation Broken Glass.

  • Can Memphis keep MLK's crusade for economic justice alive?

    In the decades since Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tenn., public and private efforts to reduce poverty and boost wealth in the black community have taken hold. But poverty rates in the city are still among the nation's highest.  

  • Cover Story Suburbia's new face

    Once the emblem of middle-class whites, suburbs are America’s new melting pot, creating diversity but also tensions.

Photos of the Week Photos of the week 06/19

Jack Barton (l.), the young son of Rep. Joe Barton (R) of Texas, manager of the Republican Congressional Baseball team, listens as his father speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 14 about the shooting that they were both present for in Alexandria, Va.

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