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Your Long Commute Is Sapping Your Will to Care About Politics

And it's not because time spent in your car is time you can't spend reading Politico.

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The NYPD Shot and Killed 16 People in 2012, the Highest Number in 14 Years

There was also a 200 percent increase in officer suicides.

Your Laughs May Prevent Qatar's Beautiful World Cup Vagina Stadium from Being Built

Just another headache for the country and its soccer hosting duties.

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Beijing's Smog: 'It Felt Like Living Near Massive Forest Fires'

Before going to China, I was blasé about the country's famous air pollution. I was completely unprepared for how bad it was.

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Traveling to School Shouldn't Be This Difficult or Dangerous for Children

Examples of just how difficult it is for children around the world to access education

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A Beautiful Bike-Share Hack That You Can Wear

Would you buy this pendant made of gold-plated stainless steel?

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Who Needs Central Heat When You Live Above a Subway Shaft?

A smart plan to warm homes with heat recycled from the London Underground.

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Los Angeles Staged an Opera Inside Its Biggest Train Station

The audience wore wireless headphones inside Union Station to experience Invisible Cities.

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Maybe the 'Broken Windows' Strategy Could Cut Down on Traffic Deaths Too

Every 30 hours, a New Yorker is killed in a car crash. With the right approach, the NYPD could help bring that number way down.

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A New Study Challenges the Link Between Crime and the Minimum Wage

Academics have studied the relationship between the two for decades. A new paper suggests there's nothing to it.

A Military-Grade Wheelchair That Could Scale Mountains

The Austrian-made "Ziesel" has tank treads and plows through snow like a nitro-fueled riding mower.

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Why Can't Amtrak Get Food Right?

The passenger rail provider has lost $609 million on snacks and beverage service since 2006.

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Philippines Typhoons Disproportionately Kill Baby Girls

Young girls have a higher risk than boys of perishing in the months and years after a typhoon, say researchers.

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The Evolution of How We Build Airports

The shift from close-in spaces to far-flung outposts like Denver International reflects changes not only in travel, but in the culture.

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Has Germany Figured Out the Way to Keep Rents Affordable?

The country has passed new set of rules to make sure city dwellers don't get priced out of their neighborhoods. Will it work?

HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities

Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.

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Pyongyang Just Got a Sexy Gift: 150 Pairs of Hot-Pink Underwear

Delivering panties to North Korea requires a covert operation.

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When Low-Wage Workers Can't Afford the Food They Stock Themselves

The awkward ethics of a Walmart food drive.

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Should Cities Be Able to Set Their Own Abortion Restrictions?

Voters in Albuquerque will decide today whether to ban late-term abortions, the first such municipal referendum in the country.