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10 Unusual Ideas to Fight Crime

These latest research-backed policy proposals may surprise you.

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Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Gets 3 Years Probation

And he still faces a civil lawsuit.

What Do People Tend to Get Wrong About Your City?

Mayors address their worst cultural stereotypes.

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Using the Heat Island Effect for Good: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Shanghai's Air Pollution Today Was Literally Off the Charts

Blame cars, and coal-fired burners.

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Rand Paul Thinks He Can Show the GOP How to Court Urban Voters

The libertarian from Kentucky has his own plan for how to save Detroit.

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Mourning Mandela, Around the World

Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.

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Bill Bratton Will Head the NYPD. Can He Keep Bill de Blasio's Stop-and-Frisk Promise?

What today's appointment means for the future of crime fighting in New York.

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A Rob Ford Aide Believed a Man Was Killed Over the Crack Video

Newly released documents also allege that the Mayor used heroin.

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America's 'Murder Capital' Is Having Its Least Deadly Year in Half a Century

Homicides in Chicago are way down.

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Rob Ford's New Sports Radio Gig Is Utterly Perfect

He'll be calling in to Washington, D.C.'s crude "The Sports Junkies" show.

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An Indispensible Guide to 'Greening' Cities

From the people that know best.

On a Mission to Help Neighborhoods With Scarce Resources for Pets

You've heard of food deserts, but what about pet food deserts?

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One Simple Way to Improve How Cops and Prosecutors Do Their Jobs

The power of a questionnaire. 

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Denver Residents Will Be Able to Smoke Pot in Their Front Yards or on Their Porches After All

Despite worries about normalization, the city has reversed its position on trying to police legal behavior on private property.

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Detroit Is Officially Eligible for Bankruptcy

And its pensions could be cut, a judge has ruled.

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Why Bill de Blasio's Tax Hike Won't Cause the Wealthy to Flee New York

Don't listen to conservative arguments that higher taxes will scare off the city's elite.

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Are Europeans Giving Up on Europe?

Countries like Italy and Spain are turning away from the world, with grave consequences for the European project.

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Sorry, America, but Rob Ford Probably Can't Cross the Border

Blame the weed. And the crack.