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A crowd of men behind bars | Illustration by Stefani Billings
March 18, 2016
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How to Fix Overcrowded Jails

Solving the problem means putting convicted felons on the street. A scholar explains why that’s the right move.

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October 14, 2015
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Edward Fenster: Operate Out of Your Comfort Zone

The co-founder of Sunrun discusses winning over regulators, and lessons learned.

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December 15, 2015
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What's the Next Big Thing?

Which new tech opportunities have Silicon Valley buzzing? Six insiders tell the rest of us what they think the future holds.

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Medical supplies arranged on a shelf | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
March 7, 2016
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How Hospitals Avoid Penalties for Making Patients Sick

Lax reporting requirements make it easier to change records.

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