Politics

4 Ideas for Fixing Stop and Frisk

Experts weigh in on how law enforcement should engage in and implement these tactics.

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How Does One Get Banned From Every Public Library in the World?

You probably don't want to know.

Making Peace With the Decline of Alt-Weeklies

The death of the Boston Phoenix may signal the approaching end of these storied city institutions. But there's also a lot more news outlets to choose from today.

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The Next Marijuana Legalization Fight? Copenhagen vs. the Rest of Denmark

The city wants to wrest the soft drugs trade away from criminal gangs, but the national government may not let it proceed.

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Can a Booming Bay Area Avoid Running Out of Water?

San Francisco's sources of drinking water are threatened on multiple fronts.

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Why Are Leaders Allowing the Destruction of Historical Sites in Islam's Holiest City?

The strange alliance of clerics and businessmen in Saudi Arabia.

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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.

Videos

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.