Politics

Amid Brazil's Stadium Boom, a Massive Water Infrastructure Project Drags On

The diversion plan has doubled in cost and remains years away from completion.

Atlanta Claims That It's Ready for Snow This Time

We'll see how it goes.

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How a Low-Crime City Became the New Center of America's Gun Debate

Sunnyvale doesn't have much of a gun violence problem. But the NRA is worried anyway.

The Global Map of Homophobia

As eyes turn to Sochi, a look at the countries where it's worst (and best) to be gay.

Paris's Abandoned Métro Stations, Reimagined as Theaters and Pools

Ideas for putting the city's "ghost stations" to good use. 

Here Come the Cossacks

Russia's unarmed, heavily costumed guards may look intimidating, but their actual power is pretty limited.

Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won't Be Fired

They'll just get some additional training.

Finally, Vancouver Gets a Lebowski-Themed 'Dude Chilling Park'

Although technically, it should be the "Dude Abiding Park."

How Much Power Do Cities Really Have to Combat Climate Change?

A global survey.

Sochi's Plan to Rid Itself of Stray Dogs

Local officials see extermination as the most efficient method, though it's controversial among activists.

In the Philippines, a Model for Confronting Nearly Every Disaster

The scenery around Legazpi is dazzling, but nearly all of the most striking features can kill people by the thousands.

What Country Does Your State's Life Expectancy Resemble?

How California and Virginia can be as different as Liechtenstein and Brunei

Yes, There's a War on Swans

One of our more attractive invasive species is finally coming under fire.

'If You Can't Afford a Car, You Should Still Be Able to Vote'

Cincinnati may move its only early voting station out of downtown, a shift that could make access near-impossible for the city's car-less.

New York's Legal Battle Over Stop and Frisk Comes to an End

The new mayor plans to settle the landmark case. 

Russia Ramps Up Security for the Winter Olympics

The country is deploying 50,000 soldiers and police for the Games.

Why San Francisco's Sheriff Wants to Help Prisoners Sign Up for Obamacare

Helping ex-offenders get insured could have real public safety benefits. 

Naturally, You Can Now Buy Seahawks-Themed Pot at a Seattle Marijuana Dispensary

Of course.

This Year's Super Bowl Has a Particularly Embarrassing Neighbor

Chris Christie described it as "the ugliest damn building" in the state, "and maybe America."