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Two Buildings Collapse After Possible Gas Explosion in Upper Manhattan

There are at least seven reported casualties.

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How Getting Rid of Parking Can Drive Away Drug Dealers

A lack of cars makes it harder to hide bad behavior.

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Yes, Police Can Arrest You for Failing to Identify Yourself

You've heard of stop-and-frisk. Now meet stop-and-identify. 

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The Sochi Threat Matrix, Deconstructed

Russia has 40,000 police and military staff on the ground for the Olympics. Will it be enough?

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A Yelp for Colorado's Newly Legal Marijuana Industry

Marijuana start-up WeedMaps covers consumers' every need. 

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Can a City Really 'End' Homelessness?

Phoenix says it has among veterans. Next it's aiming for the broader homeless population.

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A London Artist's Big Project: Photograph the Site of Every Homicide

Antonio Olmos memorialized the city's often-overlooked tragedies. In the process, he gained a new perspective on violent crime.

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Why Some Communities Police Themselves, While Others Don't

Familiarity and social ties influence our decision to intervene on behalf of others. 

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Combatting London's Knife Crime Epidemic With First Aid Lessons

A group of doctors is trying to convince young Britons that stabbings are serious.

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The Logic Behind Paying Severe Alcoholics in Beer

Instead of arresting public drunks, Amsterdam has tasked them with cleaning up a local park. Payment: €10, some rolling tobacco and 5 cans of beer.

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This Is What Happens When Neighborhoods Don't Trust the Police

Someone shot at a group of officers in broad daylight in Wilmington, Delaware, and no one will speak up.

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A Horrifying Story of 'Stop and Frisk' Taken to Its Logical Extreme

Earl Sampson, 28, has been stopped 258 times, searched more than 100 times, and jailed 56 times ... in four years.

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The Places That Defined JFK's Assassination, Then and Now

One photographer lines up images of Dallas on its darkest day with his own photographs from today.

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A Court That's More About Problem-Solving Than Punishment

New York City's Midtown Community Court is a national model for a different approach to dispensing justice.

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Where You're Most Likely to Be Arrested or Shot by the Police in San Francisco

Where it's "safe" to live if you're more worried about cops than criminals.

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How Chicago Points to a Growing Inequality of Urban Violence

Some of Chicago's neighborhoods have become much more dangerous, even though crime has plummeted citywide.

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Sometimes When Violence Strikes, It Can Be Easy to Overlook What Went Right

A stabbing attack in New York's Riverside Park acts as a reminder about the way cities really work.

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The New Demographics of Anti-Smoking Campaigns

In many places in the U.S., the population is getting older and younger at the same time. And that has big implications for public health.

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Why International Aid Agencies Are Starting to Focus on Urban Violence

Non-war zone killings in cities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa are far outpacing traditional armed conflict.