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Snapshot of 4,269 detainees in US prisons

A snapshot of the 4,269 immigrants imprisoned by the US immigration system for 180 days or more, sorted by total days in custody. The data is from one day in September of 2012. ICE’s list omitted the longest-held detainee, jailed for more than 7,400 days.

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SOURCE: Statistical Tracking Unit
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Inside the battle for Boston’s country music soul

A brash radio newcomer, WBWL/The Bull, takes on a legacy station, WKLB, spurring a good ol’ throwdown.

Seeing Hokusai in Boston? Thank this eccentric Brahmin

The vast majority of the Japanese works in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston show come from a rebel named William Sturgis Bigelow.

What to do when disaster strikes your home

Three families share what you need to know when a fire, tornado, or flooding strikes.

Lessons learned from disaster

Advice from disaster experts, an insurance firm, and victims.

Think it’s tough to rent? Try being a landlord

An owner of two apartments tallies the pro-tenant leaning of Massachusetts.

Organizations to use after disasters

A list of organizations you can turn to in the event of a disaster.

Not even Paul Krugman is a real Keynesian

Lance Taylor and Duncan Foley of the New School argue that John Maynard Keynes’s insights have yet to go mainstream.

Bringing a charter-school approach to college

Supporters say such programs could give more people a route to the middle class, but opponents worry it could actually increase inequality.

Joe Biden recalls Ted Kennedy as mentor who made a difference

With Kennedy’s Institute for the US Senate ready to open in Dorchester, the vice president says his influence is missed.

Nothing like cold, hard cash

Feeling warm? Consider dipping your hand into a bowl of cash.

Behind the Kennedy Institute experience with Edwin Schlossberg

The story behind the software, the programs, the tablets, and Ted Kennedy’s vision for his institute.

Elizabeth Warren casts a shadow on Hillary Clinton

The senator will affect a Clinton campaign, regardless whether the Mass. Democrat runs for president.

Outdoor sports store Cabela’s opens to big crowds in Berlin

Cabela’s, a Nebraska-based national chain, when it opened its first Massachusetts outlet in Berlin. To the hunting, fishing, and camping crowd, it is a holy grail, its arrival here as thrilling to them as Wegman’s was to foodies, or Ikea to the minimalist home decor set, or Shake Shack to hamburger devotees.

How to fix wet walls, mold, and other damage caused by winter

2015 brought with it the perfect storm for ice dams and inflicted the severest punishment those dams can dish out.

Explaining the bedbug’s modern comeback

They’ve plagued human beings for as long as we’ve been laying our heads down to sleep.

A damning view of Scientology in HBO’s ‘Going Clear’

Is Scientology a religion that leads its followers to spiritual understanding? Or is it a long con meant to bilk people out of their money?

In the Huntington’s ‘Sheba,’ loneliness is etched in the details

“Loneliness is a private problem. If you talk about being lonely, it makes everyone uncomfortable and you end up being lonelier,” said director David Cromer.

Fraternities, sororities make college life worse

Whatever value they might offer is more than compensated for by the surplus of stupid and mean behavior they produce.

Is ‘Get Hard’ racist?

The question itself opens up an interesting conversation about how our entertainments reflect and distort the social realities we choose to believe in.

US should integrate China into existing institutions

Making some room on the global scene would help avoid future diplomatic fiascoes.

Jim Shaw’s media-saturated art comes to Mass MoCA

Jim Shaw’s rich, allusive, pop culture-saturated works are the subject of a major new exhibition at Mass MoCA.

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