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There's Actually a Lot of Data Available on Chicago Police Misconduct

The killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald is just one, if exceptionally tragic, incident among many in recent years.

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The Unlikely Home of the World's Next Tallest Skyscraper

The Bride of the Gulf will spring from the site of the Iraq War’s first major battle.

Andy Clayton-King / AP

5 Black Lives Matter Protestors Were Shot in Minneapolis on Monday

Police are searching for three white suspects, and say that none of the injuries are life-threatening.

Eric Risberg / Reuters

How Zoning Laws Exacerbate Inequality

Such laws aren’t just a headache for developers, economists believe. They’re bad for (nearly) everyone.

AP Photo/Michael Probst

A Locked-Down Brussels Debates Whether to Stay Alert or Carry On

The city is fighting both terrorists at home and a fading image abroad.

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Mapping America's Fight Against Excess City Parking

It’s gaining ground—from Seattle to Miami.

Don Richards

Don't Believe the Hype About Selfie Rat

It just doesn’t add up.

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This Thanksgiving, Detroit Is Overrun by Gigantic Papier-Mâché Heads

The painted busts march down Woodward Avenue as part of the holiday parade.

Reuters/Andrew Winning

A Portait of Ancient, Cosmopolitan London

The city was surprisingly diverse 2,000 years ago.

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

How to Get More Dads to Take Paternity Leave

Pay them.

WSP / Parson Brinkerhoff

10 Ideas for Improving London's Affordable Housing

From building atop canals to encouraging backyard cottages.

Juust Design

Cram All Your Worldly Possessions Into This Compact 'Travelbox'

The “portable” container is meant for folks who like to uproot themselves lightning-quick.

Mapping Calories Burned Walking Around New York

A healthy alternative to waiting for the train.

REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Why Cities Are Key to Success at the Paris Climate Talks

Local transit and energy initiatives can scale up to significant carbon savings.

Leonard Menchiari/Steam

That Video Game About Real-World Civil Unrest Is Finally Happening

Based on actual protests, such as in Egypt and Greece, ‘RIOT’ probably won’t be the feel-good game of the year.

REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Study: North Carolina's Black Voters Live in a State of 'Electoral Apartheid'

For one, the distance black voters must travel to the polls has increased since 2012.

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Moscow Drivers Are Still Crazy

Meet the activist group that risks life and limb to keep them in line.

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

Why Most Northeast U.S. Intercity Travelers Still Drive

The price is just too right.