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Haunting Portraits of the Wrongly Convicted at the Scene of the Crime

Larry Mayes Scene of arrest, The Royal Inn, Gary, Indiana Police found Mayes hiding beneath a mattress in this room Served 18.5 years of an 80-year sentence for Rape, Robbery, and Unlawful Deviate Conduct, 2002

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9 Photos of Abandoned Cities. This is the Methodist Church Sanctuary in Gary, Indiana. Photo by Joe Lax-Salinas.

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Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting a 'national tragedy'?

An article on why the NOLA Mother's Day shooting has received minimal media coverage compared to the Boston marathon shooting, and others.

Obama Chooses Six Cities to Test Federal Police Scheme --The first six cities to be targeted as pilot sites will be Birmingham, Alabama; Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Stockton, California. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price described the program as “a tool to strengthen our partnership with the justice system.” However, other police departments are also in the cross hairs. According to the official announcement, an unspecified number of…

The Problem With Using Chicago to Make the Case Against Gun Control

The U.S. rate of gun homicides and other crimes fell after according to two studies released Tuesday. But a survey showed that only 12 percent of Americans said they felt gun homicides had fallen...

21 of the Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

You might be surprised by the location of this gorgeous church: Gary, Indiana. It cost $1 million to build in 1926 and once had a congregation of over 3,000 thanks to the booming steel town, but as employment declined and crime rose, the church dwindled and was abandoned in 1980.

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