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Climate Change Could Destroy San Francisco's Marshes

Thanks to rising seas, 95 percent of the city's marsh area could become mudflats by 2100.

How Economic Segregation Spreads Crime Like a Virus

Integration is the best way to make our cities safer.

A Sanitized Version of Urban Life in Guatemala's Capital

Critics worry Paseo Cayalá is a high-end refuge that will allow the wealthy to ignore the rest of the city.

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Diversity in the 113th Congress Looks Pathetic When You Plot It On a Map

Race and gender ratios in the U.S. House: Still terrible.

A 'Red Wave' Dust Storm Strikes Australia

As if they didn't have enough to worry about.

Why Virginia's Governor Wants to Tax Prius Drivers

The plan isn't as crazy as it sounds. It's just bad policy.

Terrifying Images of the Australian Wildfires

Record-setting high temperatures combined with painfully dry conditions have sparked hundreds of brushfires across the country.

We're In This Together: What the Dutch Know About Flooding That We Don't

The country's survival depends on water management, and its political structures allow for decisive, speedy action.

How the Federal Government Dramatically Skews the U.S. Real Estate Market

A new report details the $450 billion annual federal investment in what gets built in America.

Steubenville's Long History of Police Corruption

This 70-year track record of machine politics and lies helps explain why so few people trust the police.

Riots in Belfast After City Council Votes to Lower Union Jack

Tensions are never far beneath the surface in Ulster.

Tehran's Air Pollution Is Killing Thousands

And air quality is only getting worse.

Mayoral Candidate of the Day: Jose Canseco

Yes, that Jose Canseco.

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Mapping India's Rape Problem

In the wake of the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, a look at the country through rape statistics.

In Russia, the New Year's Vacation Is Marked by '10 Days of Horror'?

For the festive week ahead, a government minister is warning Russians about the greatest threat to the country: themselves.

Banned in America, 2013 Edition: Conversion Therapy, Eating Horse Meat, Plus Many More

Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.

'Criminals Should Be Punished'

Protesters gathered across India's cities to demand justice and security for women.

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L.A.'s Gun Buyback Program Was a Huge Success

By lunch time, officials had already collected more than the 1,673 weapons exchanged last year.

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In a Kansas City Neighborhood, Deep Investments and an Uncertain Future

Can the good work of the Green Impact Zone be sustained once federal funds run out?