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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.

Videos

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?

Will Sandy's Legacy Loom As Large As it Should Past 2012?

The super-storm was a wake-up call to cities. But will they keep their climate change preparation going?

Los Angeles Ponders Morality of Circus Elephants: This Week in Bans

Also, Mumbai outlaws spitting tobacco on buses and Swaziland bans clothing that could tempt men to rape.

Gun Buybacks After Newtown: It's a Race to Schedule Them

San Diego joins a growing list of municipalities hustling to collect weapons from a record number of residents.

Death by a Million Cuts: What Cities Stand to Lose If We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff

Let's look at Baltimore as a case study for the on-the-ground, scary risks of federal inaction.

America's Most Religiously Diverse Cities

Four percent of the country identifies as Jewish, Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist. A peek at where those communities are clustered.

Seattle Tries Again to Outlaw Assault Weapons: This Week in Bans

Also, a Canadian city goes after bullies and a Chicago alderman takes the war on pigeons to a new level.

A Transit Chief in the Mayor's Office?

MTA leader Joe Lhota is expected to resign today to prepare for a mayoral run.

The Typical Municipal Budgeting Process Is Rigged Against Infrastructure Investments

There's a major structural problem built into how cities spend their money. Here's what we can do about it.

Mourners Gather in Newtown

On Sunday, President Obama pledged to "use whatever power this office holds" to prevent another mass shooting.

The Sad and Telling Reaction of School Districts Everywhere to Sandy Hook

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

How to Make Privately Owned Public Spaces Truly Open to the Public

The city of San Francisco has now mapped all of its downtown POPOS, and it's ensuring for the first time that residents really have access to them.

Why St. Louis May Not Be Able to Stem its Asthma Epidemic

The city has one of the highest rates in the country, and efforts to cut smokers out just aren't working.

6 Timelines That Explain America's Persistent Gun Culture

Trends in gun ownership, attitudes and violence have shifted notably over the past few decades.