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Matt Vasilogambros
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Attended Drake University
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Young Latino men in low-paying jobs are most likely to see an impact by 2020.
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Refugees come to the U.S. with few resources and fewer job prospects. Until now.
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First in my Atlanta series. I'm transitioning into hip-hop reporting, obviously
The "Tennessee" front man says the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases shouldn't be surprising to anyone who listened to early gangster rap.
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We lost our Olympic bid: Hell yeah! 
While local leaders celebrate hosting the Winter and Summer Games, some groups fight bids they say are too expensive and damaging.
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"It's Des Moines against the world."
Ditch Brooklyn, millennials. The real place to be is Des Moines, a city with a blossoming culture scene, thriving startups, and urban beauty.
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Rev. Stephen Green recalls his time at Mother Emanuel, where he was influenced to follow a call to service, and shares the church's legacy for inclusion, justice and tolerance. ;
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A training center in New England trains low-skill, minimum wage workers for jobs that pay $19.36 an hour with benefits.
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... but Martin Luther King's neighborhood is also rapidly gentrifying
The 22-mile BeltLine paved over railroad tracks that separated dozens of Atlanta neighborhoods and that shaped racial and economic inequality for over a century.
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Today in, "Huh, really?" 
Look at fines for professional athletes and coaches like business expenses. You may write off a business trip. They write off league fines.
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I was asked to write a column about family. So, here's a heartfelt story about losing a connection to your heritage, and then gaining it back (and some) through reuniting with kin 5,000 miles away. Appreciate you reading.
There’s a village in the mountains of the Peloponnese called Kerasia. It’s where my dad was born, an
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Numbers behind who's applying for liquor licenses in the District 
Still behind in the gentrification game in Washington, H Street Northeast is a good place for African-Americans to open bars.
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    Staff Correspondent, 2011 - present
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Matt Vasilogambros is a staff correspondent for National Journal, covering demographics and the economy. He previously covered Washington politics and the 2012 presidential election and other national races for the National Journal and The Hotline. He was also a contributing writer for the Almanac of American Politics. Before joining the magazine, Matt wrote for Politics Daily, The Iowa Independent and The Huffington Post, covering politics and higher education. Matt is a graduate of Drake University, where he served as an award-winning editor of the student newspaper. He is a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., and currently lives in Washington, D.C.
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    Politics; News/Internet Journalism, 2007 - 2011
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