Public memorials, like the one at the scene where Freddie Gray was arrested, have also become sites to commemorate other deaths of unarmed black men in similar police encounters across the country. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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U.S.

From Oakland To Baltimore: Lessons Learned From Cities Of Unrest

What comes from such tragic events are crucial lessons about policing for other cities. Mainly, they've taught officials the importance of keeping the public informed and good community relationships.

Protesters gather April 30 Outside of Puerto Rico's Capitol building in San Juan to oppose Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla's budget proposal. The plan would raise taxes to help cover the state's massive debt. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Economy

In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.

Thomas Edison's talking dolls were reportedly pretty robust, but their miniature phonographs were another story. Collection of Robin and Joan Rolfs/Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park hide caption

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The Two-Way

Edison's Talking Dolls Can Now Provide The Soundtrack To Your Nightmares

Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)

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Venezuelan comedian Laureano Marquez performs a stand-up routine at a theater in Caracas last year. Marquez says the government is now cracking down on comedians who make jokes about the government and the country's economic problems. Christian Veron/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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