The US border is 100 miles wide

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Why does this matter?

Searches within the 100-mile extended border zone, and outside of the immediate border-stop location, must meet three criteria: a person must have recently crossed a border; an agent should know that the object of a search hasn’t changed; and that “reasonable suspicion” of a criminal activity must exist, says the CRS.

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oneC1TYnashville

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oneC1TY is a multi-building, mindful living community that caters to the healthcare, life sciences and technology sectors of the global economy – all of which are growing dramatically. oneC1TY creates a space for those industries to connect with higher education, research and development, and other related disciplines in a collaborative, interactive campus near the center of Nashville’s urban core.

 

via oneC1TYnashville.

Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap

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One of the starkest consequences of that divide is seen in the life expectancies of the people there. Residents of Fairfax County are among the longest-lived in the country: Men have an average life expectancy of 82 years and women, 85, about the same as in Sweden. In McDowell, the averages are 64 and 73, about the same as in Iraq.

via NYTimes.com.

Argument over a Brownstone

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Most peo­ple would agree that the brown­stones and small apart­ment build­ings nes­tled in the south­west cor­ner of Bed­ford-Stuyvesant, Brook­lyn, are for the most part drop-dead gor­geous. The 800 largely in­tact res­i­den­tial build­ings, rep­re­sent­ing Ital­ian­ate, Queen Anne, Ro­man­esque Re­vival and Ren­ais­sance Re­vival styles, are ex­e­cuted in rich rusts, browns and ter­ra cot­tas, and adorned with gra­cious bowed win­dows, gen­er­ous­ly pro­por­tioned stoops and ador­able lit­tle tur­rets. The re­sult, in the opin­ion of the New York City Land­marks Pres­er­va­tion Com­mis­sion, is “an ex­traor­di­nary well-pre­served late-19th-cen­tu­ry streetscape.”

via NY Times.