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Alia Malek

Features

Urban farming blossoms in Baltimore

US city has become a leader in local, sustainable food systems by cultivating 'hoop-house' farms in slums.

Features

US may shorten thousands of long prison sentences

Up to 23,000 federal prisoners could qualify for clemency under new Justice Department initiative.

Politics

Syrians uneasy about western intervention

Some Damascus residents who blame the Assad regime for chemical attacks still aren't keen on western involvement.