Politics

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No, Mexican Drug Cartels Are Not Actually Operating in 1,286 U.S. Cities

How the National Drug Intelligence Center disseminated a bogus figure, and the media ate it up.

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In Washington and Colorado, the Real Fight Will Come Down to Marijuana Businesses

Patrick Leahy has scheduled a hearing next month that advocates hope will finally provide some answers on how the Justice Department intends to handle state-legal pot.

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D.C.'s Panic and Fear the Day Before the March on Washington

Memories from history's wild imagination, 50 years later.

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The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America

... and why this quiet trend is about to reverse itself.

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Zurich's Drive-In Prostitution Facility Is Officially Open for Business

The city says it wants to protect sex workers, but it's also clearly an attempt to keep prostitutes out of sight.

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign; City Will Pay for His Legal Defense

The embattled mayor, who is facing accusations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen women, blamed a "lynch mob" of politicians and media interests for his ouster.

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Putin Bans Protests, Most Drivers During the Sochi Olympics

And for a month before and after.

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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.

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

Cops. Courts. Schools. Elections.

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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.

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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.