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America's Changing Mall Culture

Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

What happens when shopping malls die? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.

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Ferguson's Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

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Veterans' Care Emerges As A Key, Bipartisan Issue In Campaign Ads

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Dogged By Controversy, A Jewish Sect Is On The Move Again

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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

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New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

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