As affluent people young and old move back to cities in pursuit of better lifestyles, the suburbs left behind are increasingly filled with the working poor and struggling middle class. A must-read look at the reality of poverty in the suburbs. (Politico)

Understanding what has happened to the kidnapped Nigerian girls means beginning to face what has happened to hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of girls over years in global armed conflict. (Foreign Policy)

A look at the legal disparities facing LGBT people, and people living with HIV, that go far beyond the right to get married. (Vox)

Why do some families have credit card debt, while others don’t? Hint: it’s not overspending. (Demos)

As wealthy countries erect immigration barriers, asylum-seekers are fleeing to poorer countries where they’re likely to be only slightly better off—or not better off at all. (The Atlantic)

A new study shows teen pregnancy rates have declined in every U.S. state and among all racial and ethnic groups. (Guttmacher Institute)

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