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Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.

What does Lent mean to you?

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Monday, March 20th marked the first day of Spring.

But Tuesday, March 21st marks the halfway point of Lent, the 40-day religious period that runs from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday

It’s a time where those of the Christian faith devote themselves to fasting, abstinence, and penitence

But it’s also treated as a second wind for your failed New Year’s resolution.

So, because Los Angeles is one of the top three most heavily Catholic cities in the nation, Take Two checked in with some PIN sources about what they’ve given up for lent and what this period means for them.

America’s Story – Migration

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Sources shared why they, or their parents or grandparents, came to live in the United States. These Americans shared their realities and reflections with the world at a pivotal time in its history.

America’s Story – Migration

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Sources shared why they, or their parents or grandparents, came to live in the United States. These Americans shared their realities and reflections with the world at a pivotal time in its history.

America’s Story – Migration

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Sources shared why they, or their parents or grandparents, came to live in the United States. These Americans shared their realities and reflections with the world at a pivotal time in its history.

Press, Politics and the Public: Journalism Lessons

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In a panel discussion about news coverage of the 2016 election, Leonard Downie Jr. reads a quote from a PIN source about her thoughts on how the media could have better covered the election (1:47-3:03).

Missouri governor’s proposed budget cuts spare farmers, but not biodiesel debt

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Gov. Eric Greitens isn’t sparing the state’s Department of Agriculture from proposed budget cuts, but Missouri’s agriculture director says farmers and ranchers will receive the same level of services they currently see. Still, a PIN source who grows corn, soybeans and hay is concerned that Missouri farmers are about to face tough times due to dropping commodity prices.