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John Lopez Jr. did a wonderful thing for a woman in distress without expecting anything in return. But his good deed went viral and now it’s going to be a lot easier for him to fulfill his dream of going to college.

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Texas family fights back against HOA that claims their ‘BETO’ sign violates community standards.

A neighbor has a sign that reads: “I stand for the anthem, and kneel for the cross.”

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Living in a neighborhood with a homeowners’ association means trading some of your personal freedom to make sure your neighbors’ homes look presentable.

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Why Poverty Is Rising Faster In Suburbs Than In Cities

The urban areas spend nearly 10 times more on human service programs than suburban areas.

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In the U.S., the geography of poverty is shifting.

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Meet the All-Women Bike Crew Running Gentrifiers Out Of Town

The group is the subject of a new documentary.

Almost six years ago, Xela de la X, a local Los Angeles community activist and musician, organized the first Luna Ride, a nighttime bicycling event that takes place beneath the full moon. This event marked the founding of the Ovarian Psycos, a collective of brown and black women who are reclaiming the night, the streets, and cycling, as their own in a city that is famously hostile to both cyclists and women of color. The Ovarian Psycos are no novelty, however—they’re representative of a new shift in the world of cycling, which has a reputation for being excessively white and male-dominated.

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Tennessee High Schoolers Make a Generous Homecoming Pact

“I just wanted Scotty to experience something great in his high school days.”

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The battle for homecoming king and queen at any high school is the epitome of a popularity contest. More often than not the queen will be the prettiest alpha girl at the school, and the king is usually the star of the football team or class president. But what happened at Community High School in Unionville, Tennessee, proves that every so often these contests can be something more than an annual ritual to reinforce the school’s pecking order.

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The Winners And Losers Of House Republicans’ Health Care Plan

The success of the new bill may rely more on “faith” than Congress

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Since the debate leading to the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act has taken on all the trappings of a religious battle, perhaps it would be good to look at the underpinnings of each side now that House Republicans have unveiled their plan.

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