Politics

Some Corporate Sponsorship of Public Amenities Just Makes Sense

The Nashville city council is betting residents will happily use free dog-poop bags printed with a company logo. They're right.

Starbucks Asks Gun Owners to Keep Weapons Out of Their Stores

It's a request, not an outright ban, because who wants to confront a customer with a weapon?

232 Million People Left Their Countries for New Ones—Where Did They Go?

More than 3 percent of people on earth have migrated, but surprisingly, they didn’t all go to rich countries.

Orlando's CBS Affiliate Apologizes for Forcing Viewers to Watch the Jaguars

Due to NFL broadcasting rules, football fans in Orlando had to miss Sunday's Manning brothers showdown.

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The Mass Killing Incidents Since Obama Took Office, Mapped

A GIF to illustrate the death toll, month-by-month.

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The GOP Plan to Sabotage Raleigh's Successful Growth

The area attracts more young families than any other. But conservative attacks on public education could change that.

Will Fighting Street Harassment Turn Out Like 'Stop and Frisk'?

A new app allows users to log unwanted interactions in public, but some are concerned it will lead to racial profiling.

The High, Hidden Cost of Gun Violence

We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year treating shooting victims at hospitals.

Vivid Scenes of Life Along the Scottish Border

Next year, Scots will get to vote for their independence from the UK. In border towns, the issue hasn't gotten too many people riled up.

The City of Utrecht Wants to Convince Mentally Ill Marijuana Users to Smoke Better Pot

This fall, the city will distribute a "special cannabis variant" to a select group of mentally ill addicts.

At Least 3 Dead in Colorado Flooding

Thousands are relocating to higher ground.

Bill de Blasio Feels Your Pain

The secret to the Democratic mayoral frontrunner's success is all about the current emotional state of New Yorkers.

How Bucharest Ended Up With One of the World's Worst Stray Dog Problems

64,000 feral dogs roam the Romanian capital's streets. But getting that population under control is a physical and political challenge.

Why Urban States Need Their Rural Counties

And vice versa.

Why Is Voter Turnout for Mayoral Elections Always So Abysmally Low?

At least this guy voted today in New York City.

How Climate Change Made the Violence in Syria Worse

International security experts explain how low rainfall can evolve into violent conflict.

Chinese Tourists Aren't as Hot on the U.S. and France as They Are on South Korea

There's plenty of buzz about Chinese tourists flocking to Paris for luxury goods. But the top tourist destinations are a bit closer to home.

There Are a Lot of Ways to Visualize Stop-and-Frisk. This One Is the Best

BKLYNR's "All the Stops" feature visualizes stop-and-frisk data independent of its geography.

Yes, Amsterdam Really Did Banish an Entire Family to a Shipping Container 'Scum Village'

The city has sent a "socially disruptive" family to Zeeburger Island, an ex-industrial port zone monitored by a heavy police presence.