Politics

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Bloomberg Swaps the War on Soda for the War on Cigarettes

The mayor is pushing a new city law that would force retailers to keep all their cigarettes stocked out of public view

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10 Years After the Iraq War, How Has Baghdad Changed?

The city is bustling, with parks and nightclubs, but deep scars remain.

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Lessons in Self-Defense for Women, From Tahrir Square

An American Indian woman living in Cairo wants to take what she's learned and bring it back to North American reservations.

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The Sequester Is Hitting the Country's Neediest Students the Hardest

Children from poor families and special needs kids are disproportionately impacted by the cuts.

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Woman Files Suit Alleging She Was Arrested for Criticizing 'Stop and Frisk'

The NYPD's aggressive policy has come under increased scrutiny in recent months.

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D.C. Lawyer Appointed as Detroit's Emergency Manager

Kevyn Orr has a background in business restructuring, and worked on Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy.

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Moscow Says 'No' To New Mosques

The mayor says citizens are "irritated by people who speak a different language" and have "different manners."

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A Public Transit Pope: Francis Rode Buses Instead of Limos Through Buenos Aires

The new Pope was born in Buenos Aires, and is celebrated for his humility.

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The Frightening Effects of the NYPD's 'Mapping Muslims' Program

"Everybody's an informant."

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Providence Wins Mayors Challenge Prize for Early Childhood Project

The $9 million Bloomberg Philanthropies contest also awards innovations from Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Santa Monica.

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No Big Deal: 3,000 More Dead Pigs Found in the Huangpu River

That brings the total to about 6,000 dead hogs since Monday, but authorities claim the water is just fine.

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How Your Politics Influence Your Household's Carbon Footprint

Research finds that Republicans are more likely to crank up the AC in the summer.

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What It Looks Like to Be a Traveling Salesman in 2013

Stu Larkin, seller of bronzed baby shoes, offers us a rare glimpse into small-town Americana.

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Cory Booker Is an Old-School Politician Disguised as a New Media Maven

Booker's SXSW debut had all the makings (and soundbites) of a man who intends to continue his meteoric rise.

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A Map of All the U.S. Nuclear Plants That Almost Melted Down in 2012

Two years after Fukushima, some American nuclear power plants are still having scares.

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Judge Invalidates Bloomberg's Soda Ban

The law was set to go into effect tomorrow.

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A Short History of Dead Pigs in Chinese Rivers

Today's discovery of 3,000 dead pigs in Shanghai is shocking- but it isn't the first time this has happened in China.

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Japan's Permanently Displaced

2 years after a devastating earthquake, 160,000 are still without housing.

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The End of Federal Transportation Funding as We Know It

The diminishing power of the gas tax has renewed debate about how — and even whether — Washington can pay for local roads and rails.