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Nearly 50 Percent of Black Men Have Been Arrested by 23

The latest horrifying statistic from the American criminal justice system. 

Chicago's Gun Control Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled it illegal to have a blanket prohibition on gun stores operating in the city.

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Could Legal Marijuana Help Curb Prescription Pill Abuse?

The other substitution effect is worth some study. 

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How Global Warming Can Make Cold Snaps Even Worse

What to tell your skeptic friends.

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Where Americans Get Enough Exercise

Whether you're physically fit can depend on where you live.

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London and Liverpool's Mayors Are Feuding Over the Beatles

And it's not the first time the two have clashed.

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Should Cities Ditch Their Mayoral Mansions?

This outdated tradition may cause new mayors more headaches than its worth.

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Bill de Blasio Shovels His Own Snow, Thank You Very Much

Unlike certain, ahem, other mayors.

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The Improbable Expectations of Bill de Blasio

New Yorkers want a new brand of leadership and a new direction from City Hall. Can de Blasio possibly deliver?

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Urbanist Buzzwords to Rethink in 2014

Yes, including the word "urbanism."

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Learned About Being a Mayor?

On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.

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317,297,938 Reasons to Celebrate the New Year

The U.S. enters 2014 with a brand new population estimate.

2013's Most Terrifying Weather Disasters

In photos.

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New York City Is Safer Than Ever—Even With Less 'Stop and Frisk'

The use of stop and frisk has declined 60 percent, and the murder rate is the lowest it's been since the early 1960s. 

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We Urgently Need to Fix the Gas Tax

It's not too soon to start discussing how to keep the Highway Trust Fund from bankruptcy.

Where Can You Go in Your City to Take a Break From Being Mayor?

Getting away from the job when you're always on the job.

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New York Probably Will Lose Its (Population) Edge Over Florida

Florida is expected to edge out New York as the third most populous state in the 2013 census.

What Ideas Have You Copied or Borrowed From Other Cities?

Stealing is encouraged among mayors.

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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.