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Clean Up Empty Lots to Reduce Shootings

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1. To reduce shootings, clean up empty lots.

By Francie Diep in Pacific Standard

2. Have mammograms been oversold?

By Christie Aschwanden in FiveThirtyEight

3. Let’s make inheritance an incentive.

By Richard Davies in 1843 Magazine

4. Think telling people the calorie counts for fast food will make them eat healthier? Think again.

By the New York University

5. The Soviet Union never really went away.

By Arkady Ostrovsky in the Economist

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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