Politics

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Should the Philippines Rebuild Its Typhoon-Ravaged City?

Tacloban is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters. Does it have a future?

The Uncomfortable Racial Preferences Revealed by Online Dating

All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men.

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The NYPD Shot and Killed 16 People in 2012, the Highest Number in 14 Years

There was also a 200 percent increase in officer suicides.

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A New Study Challenges the Link Between Crime and the Minimum Wage

Academics have studied the relationship between the two for decades. A new paper suggests there's nothing to it.

HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities

Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.

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Should Cities Be Able to Set Their Own Abortion Restrictions?

Voters in Albuquerque will decide today whether to ban late-term abortions, the first such municipal referendum in the country.

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Rob Ford Is Still Mayor, Even Though He's Effectively Powerless

The City Council stripped him of most of his responsibilities Monday.

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The Alarming Spread of Prescription Drug Deaths Across the U.S.

It's no longer just Appalachia that has a problem. 

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Manhunt Is on in Paris After Shootings Put the City on High Alert

A hostage was also reportedly taken on the Champs-Elysees.

Who Runs Your Twitter Feed?

When it comes to social media at the municipal level, not everyone is a Cory Booker.

Watch Make-A-Wish Turn San Francisco Into BatKid's 'Gotham City'

The most heart-warming thing you'll see this afternoon.

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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 Sochi Olympics Are Already Making Life Worse for Locals

Residents say construction for the Winter Games has led to damaged homes, dry wells and forced evictions.

Reuters

Rob Ford Had Another Bad Day

Former staffers believe the Toronto mayor has a serious drinking problem. Restaurant employees claim to have seen him use cocaine.

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Why America Has a Mass Incarceration Problem, and Why Germany and the Netherlands Don't

What Europe can teach the U.S. about criminal justice. 

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The Fight to Save a Detroit-Area Urban Farm

An emergency manager wants to sell a beloved community garden to the highest bidder. Can organizers win their land?

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Your State: Ready for Climate Change?

Find out with this handy new map.

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A Documentary That Puts a Human Face to America's Fatherlessness 'Crisis'

Daddy Don’t Go tells the story of four New York City fathers trying to hold onto their kids.

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The Atlanta Braves Are Getting a New Stadium and Yes, That Is Ridiculous

Turner Field hosted its first baseball game in 1997. It will host its last one in 2016.