Politics

A Study Claims Global Warming Could Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

Controversial new research predicts that over the coming century, rising temperatures will result in more violent crime.

The Boston Marathon's New Security Rules Warn Away Would-be Race Crashers

Anyone caught sneaking past the starting line or onto the path mid-race will be in trouble.

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The Detroit Mayor's Plan to Reinvent the City

Mike Duggan took over the reins at a time of crisis. Can he deliver change?

Sochi's Sobering Day After: Now What?

There's a broad consensus the city faces an unusually painful reckoning.

Inside the Once Secret 'Palace' of Viktor Yanukovich

With Ukraine's fugitive president on the run, visitors treated themselves to a tour of his massive personal estate.

An Oil Spill Has Shut Down the Port of New Orleans

At least 26 vessels got caught in the "traffic jam."

The LAPD Made a Meaningful Change to the Rules Governing Deadly Force

A subtle, but crucial policy tweak recognizes the importance of officer behavior pre-shooting. 

Why Black Democratic Mayors and GOP Governors Are BFFs

The alliance between Georgia's Nathan Deal and Atlanta's Kasim Reed makes more sense than it might appear.

Having a Gun in the House Doesn't Make a Woman Safer

In cases where self-defense matters most, women tend to find their weapons turned against them.

A Dictator's Guide to Urban Design

Ukraine's Independence Square, and the revolutionary dimensions of public spaces.

In Paris, Every Mayoral Candidate Has an Extravagant Plan to Revamp the City

Swimming pools in the Seine, restaurants in old metro stations, and more.

What the Most Violent Nations in the World Have in Common

High rates of intentional violence are strongly associated with inequality, both in terms of class and gender.

The Complicated Relationship Between Cities and Suicide

Living in an urban area might mitigate the effects of loneliness, a new analysis suggests.

Life Along Route 1 in the 1940s

What one photographer discovered documenting life between the Nation's Capital and the Mason Dixon Line.

A New Attack on a Symbol of Racial Integration in Mississippi

Someone hung a noose around the neck of a James Meredith statue, prompting some soul-searching at the University of Mississippi.

A Website That Wants to Help Republicans Win in Cities

A party without much urban infrastructure starts thinking about the future, from council races on up.

Videos

We Watched Rob Ford's YouTube Show So You Don't Have To

It's ... something.

Mexico City Could Be Home to the Most Important Marijuana Decriminalization Effort Yet

Roughly 60 percent of Mexico's federal prison population is serving time for drug crimes.

You Are Subsidizing a Fancy Beach House That'll Be Destroyed in a Flood

Hundreds of property owners have successfully lobbied to pay less in insurance premiums. But they'll receive the same payout if disaster strikes.