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Nearly 50 Percent of Black Men Have Been Arrested by 23

The latest horrifying statistic from the American criminal justice system. 

Peak Polar Vortex, a Visual Guide

Truly memorable photos and videos.

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The Arctic 'Steam Fog' Over the Great Lakes, Seen From Space

An escaped chunk of the Polar Vortex caused this weird-looking mass emanation of vapors.

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Dispatches From America's Coldest Town

The polar vortex brought the temperature in Embarrass, Minnesota, down to minus 35.

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New York State Floats a Tax Credit for Renters

Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes one to calm his critics.

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The Cities With the Cheapest Beer in the World

Permanent happy hour.

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The Polar Vortex's Latest Victims: Amtrak Passengers

The train ride from hell.

Defining the Worst Type of Street Design

Part street, part road, 'stroads' are unsafe, ugly, and bad for local economies.

Kashmir's Cold Spell

Snowfall has debilitated much of this Indian region.

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Scientists May Have Decoded Your Social Circle

Researchers studying the shape of our social networks make some startling findings.

Chicago's Gun Control Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled it illegal to have a blanket prohibition on gun stores operating in the city.

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It Will Be Hard to Beat China's Latest Food Contamination Scandal

A slaughterhouse injects meat with water from dirty ponds.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.

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Europe's Most Congested City Contemplates Going Car-Free

A new mayor in Brussels wants to turn a central axis into a pedestrian-only zone.

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A Tie That Can Help You Navigate the Subway

Sneak a peak and you'll never get lost again.

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Could Legal Marijuana Help Curb Prescription Pill Abuse?

The other substitution effect is worth some study. 

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A Higher Minimum Wage Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty

With rippling effects on inequality.

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Taiwan and D.C. Compete for the Most Adorable Baby Panda of the Day

The world's cutest face-off.

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How Global Warming Can Make Cold Snaps Even Worse

What to tell your skeptic friends.