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You Are Subsidizing a Fancy Beach House That'll Be Destroyed in a Flood

Hundreds of property owners have successfully lobbied to pay less in insurance premiums. But they'll receive the same payout if disaster strikes.

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Happy Valentine's Day: 1 in 7 24-to-34-Year Olds Lives at Home, and Most Are Single

They are also less likely to be working full time and more likely to be unemployed.

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The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Used to Be Extremely Creepy

Eighty years ago, the balloons were instead weird animals and dead-eyed people.

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Undetectable Guns May Soon Be Legal

But that may not be as big a safety threat as you think.

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The Mass Killing Incidents Since Obama Took Office, Mapped

A GIF to illustrate the death toll, month-by-month.

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Maybe Start Practicing Saying 'New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio'

He's leading two new polls.

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The Changing War on Crime, in 3 Graphs

Stop and frisk and mandatory minimums could get major overhauls. The impact of those policy shifts, neatly summarized.

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Detroit Lost a $1 Million Check in a Desk Drawer

Add forgetfulness to the city's many woes.

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Watch Anthony Weiner Almost Get in a Fight

In GIFs!

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New Polls Show Weiner's Latest Idiocy Is Too Much for New York City Voters

His favorability has plummeted, along with his chances of winning the primary in the mayoral election.

San Diego's Mayor Is Rewriting His Upcoming Speech to a Womens' Group

Bob Filner was going to accept an award for his work on sexual assault. In light of revelations about his harassment of staff, terms have changed.

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Spitzer and Weiner Lead in New Poll

A little disgrace never hurt anyone, especially in New York City, where the scandal-plagued comeback kids are beating their straitlaced opponents.

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The Ridiculous, Revolting, Red-Hot Southwestern Heat Wave

When Las Vegas sets a new all-time high temperature record, something unpleasant is happening with the weather.

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New York's Stop-and-Frisk War Has Reached the Breaking Point

The City Council passed a policy to severely curtail the practice.

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The Moore Tornado May Have Done $2 Billion of Damage

That's about a quarter the size of Oklahoma's state budget.

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In 2012, Extreme Weather Drove More Than 30 Million People From Their Homes

The majority were displaced by flooding from monsoons and typhoons in Asia.

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What the Government Has Spent on Sandy So Far

6 months after Sandy, the feds haven't spent nearly as much as they will on recovery efforts.

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Beijing Residents Can't Escape Dismal Air Pollution

Wildly fluctuating urban air pollution is prompting some residents to seek homes elsewhere. But most Chinese cities suffer similar problems.

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Boston, Suburbs on Lockdown; a 'Terrifying Scene'

All transit has been suspended; residents urged to remain in their homes. Police are conducting a door-to-door manhunt for second bombing suspect.