The Continental Carbon plant sits on the southern outskirts of Ponca City, Okla. Residents blamed the plant, which produces a black dust known as carbon black, for polluting their city.
Joseph Byrd, unemployed and living on disability, prepares to pick up groceries at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger food pantry in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2010. The new experimental poverty measure takes into account cost of living associated with geographic differences.
Ari Zivotofsky stands with his 9-year-old son, Menachem, outside the Supreme Court on Monday. Menachem was born in Jerusalem, and he and his parents want his U.S. passport to list his place of birth as Israel.