Poll: US Rural and Urban Political Divisions Also Split Suburbs

America’s suburbs are today’s great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country’s liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it’s not that simple. It turns out that these places in-between may be the most politically polarized of all — and when figuring out…

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CNN’s 2014 Journalist of the Year Fabricated Story About Rural Minnesota

Award-winning journalist Claas Relotius was outed this week for inventing characters and events in at least a dozen of his articles for Germany’s Der Spiegel, including one article on the rural town of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Relotius, who won CNN’s 2014 Journalist of the Year award, was exposed by a…

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