'Sundown towns': Midwest confronts its complicated racial legacy

'Sundown towns': Midwest confronts its complicated racial legacyAfter all, there aren’t many people around town who look like Mr. Cooper, who is African-American. According to the 2010 United States Census, 97 percent of Utica, Ohio, identifies as white. Recommended: Uffda! How well do you know the Midwest?



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A model for anti-corruption Russians

A model for anti-corruption RussiansOf all the former states in the Soviet Union, according to a global ranking, Russia remains one of the most corrupt. What stirred the thinking of so many Russians to envision an honest and accountable government? While President Vladimir Putin remains popular, the focus of the protests was his prime minister and protégé, Dmitry Medvedev.



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Under anti-EU pressures, Europe's advocates find their footing

Under anti-EU pressures, Europe's advocates find their footingA rollicking celebration to revel in the European Union’s 60th birthday this weekend in Rome would have rung off-key. Populists are riding a wave of Euroskepticism almost everywhere, while even top leaders of the EU have wondered if the postwar project has a future. Recommended: How much do you know about the EU?



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