Crime

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Portland Police: Running Over Ducklings Is 'Not Going to Fare Well for the Agency'

The world cheers as an Oregon cop chooses rescuing ducks over fighting crime.

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The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.

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The Murky Ethics and Uncertain Longevity of Privately Financed Public Parks

As the new generation of state-of-the-art parks begins to age, will we live to regret creative financing models?

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5 Common-Sense Ideas to Combat Crime

Measures that have been empirically proven to effectively lower crime and reduce the costs associated with it.

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The Hidden Geography of America's Surging Suicide Rate

It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.

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Why Do So Many People Think Gun Violence Is Getting Worse?

For the last two decades, the exact opposite has been true.

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A Gun Giveaway Program, Coming to a City Near You

A Houston nonprofit wants to test the theory that a fully armed neighborhood is a safer one.

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Scenes From the Prague Explosion That Injured 35

A gas break is likely to blame.

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'We Cannot Continue to Lock Down an Entire City'

Boston lifts its "shelter in place" order with the remaining suspect still at large.

Scenes From Inside a City on Lockdown

Boston area residents are holding their breath.

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'Boston, You're My Home'

Makeshift memorials from around the city.

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An Utterly Terrifying Video of the Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

It's like a horror film.

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What It Feels Like to Be a Boston Alum Right Now

There are millions of men and women wandering around America who spent the best years of their lives in this city.

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Public Health Initiative of the Day: No Salt For You

Mexico City's "Menos sal, más salud" encourages restaurant owners to make salt shakers available only for those who request them.

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Why the Boston Marathon Is an Especially Sinister Target for Terror

The bombings have turned all the cues and surroundings of this time of year upside down.

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An 'Eerie' Stillness Lingers in Boston

Locals on social media report a distinct lack of chaos, "just a feeling that everyone is focused."

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Why People Perceive Some Cities as Safer Than Others

There are reasons why places like Boston have tended to think of themselves as relatively safe compared to say, New Orleans.

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What Happens to the Olympics Plans of Cities That Don't Win Them?

More importantly: Does a city get anything out of the exercise?

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Should We Be Zoning With Crime in Mind?

If residential areas are safer than commercial ones, it would seem so.