Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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Susan Ferriss | Center for Public Integrity | April 10, 2015 | 16 minutes (4,050 words)
An investigation by the Center for Public Integrity: In Virginia, students are being referred to law enforcement for behavioral issues that should be sorted out at school. Black and special needs students are disproportionately referred to the court system at a national level.
Staff | Mother Jones | April 15, 2015 | 15 minutes (3949 words)
A Mother Jones investigation reveals the total cost of gun violence in America: $229 billion per year.
Stephen Rodrick | Rolling Stone | April 15, 2015 | 22 minutes (5,700 words)
After five decades, Richard Starkey is finally getting his solo moment in the sun.
Brooke Lea Foster | Boston Globe Magazine | April 9, 2015 | 20 minutes (5,000 words)
High-achieving, low-income students often struggle to feel like they belong on elite campuses. What can be done to aid their transition?
Beth Hawkins | MinnPost | April 13, 2015 | 20 minutes (5,000 words)
How a gay former academic who grew up in Puerto Rico became the most talked-about political operative in the Twin Cities.