Politics

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Florida Might Revamp the State's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Now, it'll protect people who fire warning shots.

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A Century Later, the Expensive Lesson of Reversing the Chicago River

Running the numbers on a proposal to separate the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.

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The L.A. Public Library Is About to Start Offering High School Diplomas

Not GEDs. Diplomas.

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The Disastrous Consequences of Europe's Huge Bee Deficit

"We face a catastrophe in future years unless we act now."

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The Life of a Los Angeles Homicide Detective

A short documentary follows a 27-year veteran of the LAPD.

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A Grim Map of California's Drought

The state is facing what could be its worst water-shortage in four decades.

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How the Politics of Transportation Made Chris Christie, and Could Break Him

The New Jersey governor became a conservative icon after shutting down a major tunnel project. Now, his reputation hangs in the balance.

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Think Twice Before Asking Police to Deal With the Mentally Ill

"What cops do is arrest people. If you don’t want to be arrested, you probably shouldn’t call the police."

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Hamburg's Neighborhood Redevelopment Battle Has Led Police to Declare a State of Emergency

An explosive struggle has pitted developers against the city's ultra-left.

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Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries

If you want your newborn to live a long life, try traveling to Europe.

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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?