Tanvi Misra

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Staff writer for The Atlantic's CityLab, covering demographics, inequality and urban culture

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Tropical Storm Harvey is being heaped with superlatives: most rain, worst flooding, most economic damage, highest toll in human misery.

Harvey raises questions of global climate change

Tropical Storm Harvey is being heaped with superlatives: most rain, worst flooding, most economic damage, highest toll in human misery.

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A Stanford/MIT/University of Washington  study  out this week found that people with African-American sounding names -- as opposed to white sounding names -- had to wait longer for…

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