WSJ video series: ‘Financial inclusion in America’

Nearly one-fourth of U.S. adults can't pay their monthly bills and have little or no access to a bank. In Tchula, Miss., many families struggle to make ends meet with a patchwork of jobs and high-interest loans. Community leaders and the town's only bank try to help, but the cycle

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Jen Alexander running for Dare County Board of Education seat

Colington resident Jen Alexander has announced her candidacy for the District Two seat of the Dare County Board of Education. “Dare County deserves only the most committed advocates for our children," Alexander said. She stated that, as a mother of two children and a child mental-health professional, she will "advocate

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Moyers & Krugman: What the 1% don’t want you to know

“This is the one book the 1% don’t want the other 99% to read,” says Bill Moyers in his introduction of the award-winning book Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty. Moyers quotes what he calls one of the book’s “extraordinary insights”: “'For those who work for a living,

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HUMAN: Francine Christophe’s story

  What makes us human? That's a question filmmaker Yahn Arthus-Bertrand attempts to answer in his latest three-part docu-film series called HUMAN. He interviewed 2,000 humans from all different countries, cultures, and backgrounds to hear their stories. One of his subjects is Holocaust survivor Francine Christophe from France. When she was eight years

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PBS News Hour: Are we on the brink of a jobless future?

Futurologists have been predicting the automation armageddon—robots replacing human workers—for decades. Now, it has finally arrived. "We live in the most amazing period in history," says Silicon Valley author Vivek Wadhwa in an interview by PBS economics correspondent Paul Solman. "We can have unlimited energy, unlimited food, provide education for

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NYT: What does America stand for? We asked teenagers

Like so many of us, Anna North, of The New York Times, wondered what today's youth think about their country at this "historically bizarre time." So, in early 2017, she started asking teenagers to make videos in which they responded to these questions: “What are your values as a person?

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A black man undercover in the alt-right

Theo E. J. Wilson, also known by his poet handle “Lucifury,” is a modern Renaissance Man. His award-winning career includes being a spoken-word artist, pianist, actor, singer, rapper, dancer, and activist. Wilson found that his online presence led to users waging war in the comments sections—"dropping racial slurs and epithets

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John Oliver: ‘Must run’ conservative stories coming to your local news

Trump's chief at the Federal Communications Commission has made it possible for Sinclair Broadcast Group to expand its conservative-leaning television empire into 72% of American households. Already the nation’s largest TV broadcaster, Sinclair is known for injecting “must run” conservative segments into its local programming. John Oliver provides a glimpse

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Bernie Sanders: Where the Democratic Party went wrong

In his July 13 appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders described how the Democratic Party is still failing to reach out to the country’s working class. “In my view,” he said, “the establishment has not done a good job of standing up for the working people of

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