There Are 2 Vacant Investor-Owned Homes for Every Homeless Person in America

There Are 2 Vacant Investor-Owned Homes for Every Homeless Person in America

The difference between the greed of the wealthy and the precariousness of American workers is painfully stark when looking at vacant homes. 2016 figures from ATTOM Data Solutions — which publishes comprehensive housing data — show that wealthy investors are buying up more and more real estate as a moneymaking venture while housing prices and homelessness continue to skyrocket across America.

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Fifty years ago, a teenager wrote the best selling young adult novel of all time

Fifty years ago, a teenager wrote the best selling young adult novel of all time

Fifty years ago this spring, the best selling young adult novel of all time was published to adulation and outrage. This was 1967, so youth culture was not exactly new, but something about the plain, emotional voice of The Outsiders did away with the grownups’ interference and spoke directly to teen readers in a new way. The aura surrounding the classic tale of warring adolescent cliques from opposite sides of the tracks is enhanced by the fact that the author was herself a teenager.

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Man who supplied weapon used in Munich mass shooting sentenced to seven years

Man who supplied weapon used in Munich mass shooting sentenced to seven years

A German court has sentenced a man to seven years for selling a gun that was used in the 2016 mass shooting in Munich. It's the first time an illegal arms dealer has been punished for an act in which he was not involved.

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The Rubaiyat: History’s most Luxurious Book of Poetry?

The Rubaiyat: History’s most Luxurious Book of Poetry?

In 1909, two London bookbinders were commissioned to create a book that would become one of the most bedazzling the world had beheld. Joobin Bekhrad reveals how it ended up at the bottom of the Atlantic – and how it still influences today.

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