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Potential Home Buyers Are Legitimately Freaked Out About New Flood Insurance Rules

Should we be worried about the real estate market, or is this a necessary climate change-related course correction?

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Criminalizing Cyber Bullying Could Ruin More Lives Than It'll Save

Outlawing bullying would have far-reaching implications for children and families. 

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Is a Pet Dog Really Killed by a Police Officer Every 98 Minutes?

A new documentary promises to shed light on the size and scope of America's under-covered "puppycide" epidemic.

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Banksy Bounces Back From NYPD Scare

After a one-day break, the famously slippery graffiti artist lived to tag again.

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The NYPD Finally Bested Banksy

On day 23 of his month-long graffiti spree, the heat finally convinced Banksy to stay home. 

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White Collar Criminals Don't Appear to Do Worse Behind Bars Than Any Other Type of Prisoner

A new study challenges what criminologists call the "special sensitivity hypothesis" of white collar offenders.

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Can Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Coexist?

Washington state moves to reform its medical marijuana system. 

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Cory Booker Is Now the Senate's Highest Profile Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform

Will he actually accomplish anything?

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The Sunny Side of Mass Surveillance

With the right rules, it might just make life better. 

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Why Energy Boomtowns Are a Nightmare for Law Enforcement

Officers explain in their own words what happens when city services can't keep up with a population explosion. 

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Could Stiffer Penalties for Illegally Carrying a Gun Reduce Violence in Chicago?

Experts are divided over a law currently being considered by the Illinois State Legislature. 

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Despite Successes in Colorado and Washington, Marijuana Advocates Still See Cities As Their Best Bet

The working theory: If big, liberal cities won't liberalize their marijuana laws, statewide initiatives are bound to fail. 

AP

When Should Cops Be Required to Wear Cameras?

Striking the privacy balance is key. 

REUTERS

Why Kwame Kilpatrick Should Not Serve 28 Years in Prison

It's a waste of space and money to imprison the former Detroit mayor for that long when he's unlikely to commit his crimes again.

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Is Computer-Assisted Aeroponic Growing the Future of Urban Farming?

Maybe! 

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Watch This NYPD Officer Explain Why He Lost Faith in Stop and Frisk

"If you get violated by a cop, how are you gonna trust that cop?" 

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People Who Flush Personal Wipes Down the Drain Are Destroying America's Sewers

Stop it. Stop flushing wet wipes. 

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So Far This Year, L.A. County Sheriff's Dogs Have Only Bitten People of Color

A new report finds the L.A. County Sheriff's Department needs to reform its canine unit. 

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This Surprising Map Shows Which Countries Have the Most 'Digital Natives'

The U.S. is not number one.