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The 10 Cities Most Threatened by a Damaging Natural Disaster

Japan faces more than its fair share of risk.

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How Stop-and-Frisk Is Creating a Generation of Young People Who Don't Trust the Police

Only 40 percent of young minorities in low-income New York City neighborhoods say they would feel comfortable calling 911 if they needed help.

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Librarian Fired for Actually Getting Kid to Read

With two of the library's six employees gone over a dumb controversy, it's hard to find much of a winner in this story.

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What Happens When a City Becomes Too Popular?

Raleigh regularly tops "Best City" lists. Mayor Nancy McFarlane explains why that can be a challenge.

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The Strange Politics Behind a Berlin Neighborhood's Plan to Legalize Pot Dealing

It's the latest Northern European city to see pro- and anti-marijuana forces face off.

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The Dramatic Rise of Life Without Parole, in 3 Charts

1 in 9 American prisoners has been sentenced to die in jail.

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Could the Navy Yard Shootings Help D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Image?

Gray's been plagued by scandal, but he used his microphone to effectively advocate for his city.

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Are Mega-Projects Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

It's hard to build anything ambitious these days without being second-guessed. But maybe we're not judging them on the right criteria.

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Some Corporate Sponsorship of Public Amenities Just Makes Sense

The Nashville city council is betting residents will happily use free dog-poop bags printed with a company logo. They're right.

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Starbucks Asks Gun Owners to Keep Weapons Out of Their Stores

It's a request, not an outright ban, because who wants to confront a customer with a weapon?

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232 Million People Left Their Countries for New Ones—Where Did They Go?

More than 3 percent of people on earth have migrated, but surprisingly, they didn’t all go to rich countries.

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Orlando's CBS Affiliate Apologizes for Forcing Viewers to Watch the Jaguars

Due to NFL broadcasting rules, football fans in Orlando had to miss Sunday's Manning brothers showdown.

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The Mass Killing Incidents Since Obama Took Office, Mapped

A GIF to illustrate the death toll, month-by-month.

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The GOP Plan to Sabotage Raleigh's Successful Growth

The area attracts more young families than any other. But conservative attacks on public education could change that.

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Will Fighting Street Harassment Turn Out Like 'Stop and Frisk'?

A new app allows users to log unwanted interactions in public, but some are concerned it will lead to racial profiling.

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The High, Hidden Cost of Gun Violence

We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year treating shooting victims at hospitals.

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Vivid Scenes of Life Along the Scottish Border

Next year, Scots will get to vote for their independence from the UK. In border towns, the issue hasn't gotten too many people riled up.

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The City of Utrecht Wants to Convince Mentally Ill Marijuana Users to Smoke Better Pot

This fall, the city will distribute a "special cannabis variant" to a select group of mentally ill addicts.

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At Least 3 Dead in Colorado Flooding

Thousands are relocating to higher ground.