Politics

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How the National Parks Became the Shutdown's Biggest Battleground

What was different, and what was similar, in 1995 and 1996.

Truckers for the Constitution

How Not To Protest the Government

A very weird plan to send Washington a message by disrupting D.C.'s commuters.

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Cyclone Phailin Is Barreling Towards One of India's Most Volatile Areas

The storm is already about half the size of India.

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Watch This NYPD Officer Explain Why He Lost Faith in Stop and Frisk

"If you get violated by a cop, how are you gonna trust that cop?" 

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Kwame Kilpatrick Has Been Sentenced to a Whopping 28 Years in Prison

The former Detroit mayor's sentence dwarfs those handed out in other high-profile political corruption cases in recent years.

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25 Years Later, Poland Is Still Trying to Rid Itself of Communist Street Names

Scores of places still bear the hallmarks of the country's brutal past.

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Get Ready for Record Temperatures ... for the Rest of Your Life

In 35 years, U.S. cities consistently will be hotter than their hottest year on record.

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So Far This Year, L.A. County Sheriff's Dogs Have Only Bitten People of Color

A new report finds the L.A. County Sheriff's Department needs to reform its canine unit. 

Reuters

A Terrible Idea to Create Two 'Tiers' of Voting in Local and National Elections

The latest in creative tactics to deter voters from the polls.

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In Azerbaijan, Officials Will Collect Your Ballot From You at Home

It's election day in the former Soviet Republic.

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Detroit is Paying $600 an Hour to the Guy Appointed to Oversee Insane Bankruptcy Expenses

The high cost of going broke.

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Rob Ford Screams 'Subways!' Instead of Talking About Drugs

A reporter compared his outburst to a cackle from the Joker.

The Atlantic

Bill de Blasio Pitches Himself as the Next 'World Leader' Mayor of New York

The Democratic hopeful has kept his distance from some of Bloomberg's policies but seems eager to embrace the current mayor's worldly outlook.

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Why It's Easier to Sympathize With Boston's Police Chief than New York's

A few months after the marathon bombing, Ed Davis talks about civil liberties with more nuance than Ray Kelly.

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How Oakland Escaped San Francisco's Shadow

Democratic Mayor Jean Quan explains why the city is another Brooklyn—and the violent Occupy protests are just a blip.

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D.C.'s Mayor Says City Is on the Verge of a Crisis Due to Shutdown

Vincent Gray is demanding a meeting with President Obama and Congress. 

Maps

A New Type of Growing City

"This is where the talent wants to live."

The Atlantic

Al Gore: The Media Is 'Frightened to Death' of Talking About Climate Change

So let's talk.

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The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 Dollars in Future Losses'

Lessons from the Great Flood of 1993.