Politics

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Being Homeless in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina, Might Be Against the Law

Police officers could be assigned to patrol the city center and keep homeless people out.

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Mayor Bloomberg Can't Stop Override of Veto on NYPD Oversight

The vote will make it easier for residents to sue the police department for profiling and bias.

Reuters

A Majority of Black Americans Feel They're Treated Unfairly by Just About Every Major Civic Institution

Cops. Courts. Schools. Elections.

Reuters

San Diego's Bob Filner Reportedly Set to Resign

Details of an agreement with the city may not come until Friday.

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Bob Filner Reaches a Deal With San Diego

Now will he resign?

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Sochi Is on Track to Be the Most Expensive Olympics in History

Russia may spend as much as $50 billion on new sports venues, better public transit, and modernized electric power systems.

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2 Unpublished Studies Say Stop-and-Frisk Doesn't Work

There's no evidence stop-and-frisk works, but there's burgeoning evidence that it doesn't. 

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Detroit Police Are Learning How to Do Stop-and-Frisk

The department says its traffic unit will evolve its mission "toward the prevention of crimes."

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Anti-'Stand Your Ground' Ad Recreates Trayvon Martin's Death

A highly controversial new video from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Friends Have Criminal Histories and Tend to Live With Their Parents

Police and local reporters are slowly putting the complicated puzzle behind Ford and his strange circle of associates together.

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Bob Filner's Back From Therapy (and No One Wants Him Around)

While rumors whirl of a resignation, a recall effort is under way for the embattled San Diego mayor.

Reuters

How the Fracking Boom Could Lead to a Housing Bust

People looking to purchase a home anywhere with drilling need to do their homework before buying.

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Mark Byrnes

A Visitor's Guide to Florida's Most Notorious Law Enforcement Agencies

Seven police and sheriff's departments that have proven they won't hesitate to wreck your life. 

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Chattanooga, America's Next High-Tech Hub?

Tennessee was once the worst state in the country for new business creation. How one Southern city is trying to change that.

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The 'Two Bloombergs' of New York's Three-Term Mayor

The very things that made Bloomberg's tenure so transformative also helped to hurt the city.

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California's Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

The state is relying on cities to figure out how to cut emissions in their region. Will it work?

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Philly's Schools Are So Broke They're Borrowing Cash to Start the School Year

Parents call it "the deliberate starvation of one of the nation’s biggest school districts."

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So Pitbull Wants to Make Charter Schools 'Cool' and 'Sexy'

Is this good for America?

Mark Byrnes

One Swiss Town's Disturbing Apartheid Policy for Asylum Seekers

Bremgarten has banned refugees from 32 public spaces, including churches, sports facilities, even swimming pools.