This Week’s Picks

Tapped Out: When Water Bills Force Foreclosure

Homeowners like Vicki Valentine are getting evicted, not because of unpaid mortgages, but because of small debts owed to local tax collectors. (Huffington Post)
Caleb Burhans sings, composes, and plays a half dozen instruments. That's what you've got to do to make it in New York's diverse music scene these days.
Strong beliefs in obscure Chinese medicine fuel the development of wildlife trade, the world’s third largest illegal trade behind guns and drugs.
Video series confronts the nightmarish consequences of exposure to the toxic chemical defoliant sprayed by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. (Chicago Tribune)

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