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New Orleans Residents Post Homemade Signs Warning Pedestrians Not to Walk Alone

A perceived uptick in violent crime has the French Quarter begging for more police.

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How Many Cops Die in the Line of Duty Each Year?

A new report shows that the number of annual shooting deaths of American police officers has increased.

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How Hard Will New Home-Loan Limits Hit Veterans?

Congress put a limit on a popular and successful VA home loan program. Here's what that means for military home-buyers.

Reuters/Rick Wilking

2014's Biggest Winner Was Marijuana

This year saw support for medical and recreational weed grow all over the country. The smoke is still clearing on what it all means.

Saving the Bees

This short documentary considers how desperate beekeepers are trying to keep their hives alive.

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2014's Dumbest Local Ordinances

Put these laws on the wall of shame.

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How Vista, California, Became the Capital of Craft Beer

In just the past few years, a suburb of San Diego has become a national destination for beer brewers and connoisseurs.

Men Taking Up Too Much Space on the Train

The Idiot's Guide to How and When to Sit on the Subway

Transit etiquette for a #manspreading world.

The Best Mayoral Photo Ops of the Year

Around the world, mayors are more powerful than ever. But they still have to pose for lots of weird pictures.

New St. Pete Pier

A Scaled Back Dream for an Off-Shore Park

For the second time in two years, St. Petersburg, Florida, is looking to transform its pier into a destination park.

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These 2 Charts Show How Delhi's Fog Has Dramatically Worsened Since 1950

The increase in fog can be attributed to urbanization.

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Two Architects of Broken Windows Policing Go On the Defensive

William Bratton and George Kelling say the critics just don't understand.

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The Most Cringeworthy Apps of 2014

Delete, delete, delete?

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In Beirut, Bringing Bribery Out Into the Open

A new crowd-sourcing platform gives Lebanese their first means of quantifying a scourge that's all around them.

Mike Harvey Taxi Project

Scenes From the Back Seat of a Welsh Taxi

A photographer turned taxi driver captures six months' worth of the stories reflected in his rearview mirror.  

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The NYC Police Union Has a Long History of Bullying City Hall

The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association have attacked and often slandered every recent mayor, even those who prided themselves on being crime fighters.

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The Unexpected U.S. Capital of Unintended Pregnancy

In Delaware, a surprisingly high number of women get pregnant by accident. Here's what it can teach the rest of the nation.

Reuters/Kacper Pempel

How Rovaniemi, Finland Became the 'Official Hometown' of Santa Claus

It was a calculated business decision.

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Send Us Your Random Acts of Urban Kindness

CityLab wants your stories of when fellow city-dwellers saved the day.