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This Police Brutality Map Shows 'Ferguson Is Everywhere'

The activists behind the project aimed for a comprehensive national snapshot of police violence.

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With Less Pollution, L.A. Kids Are Growing Stronger Lungs

Millennial children have better respiratory health than did those in the smoggy '90s.

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How Gentrifiers Change the Definition of a Neighborhood

New research out of Philadelphia finds race to be the biggest predictor of how residents defined their changing communities.    

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Will Jerusalem Jump on the Cable Car Bandwagon?

Shocker: This plan comes with a healthy dose of controversy.

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The Cowboys of Compton

"You're going to be a gangbanger or you're going to be a cowboy. You can't be both."

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Copenhagen Wants to Rebrand Part of Sweden 'Greater Copenhagen'

The Swedish city of Malmö says it is doing just fine on its own, thanks.

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Despite Encroaching Wildfires, Cape Town Should Be Safe

Fires have been spreading in close proximity to the city since Sunday.

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California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost

State cap-and-trade revenue, which now includes tailpipe credits, appear set to far outpace expectations.

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How to Solve the Diversity Problem at NYC's Elite Public Schools

Hint: Their test-only admissions policy isn’t the real issue.

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Marijuana Is Now Legal in D.C., But New Restrictive Rules Force Smokers to Stay Home

Smoking is outlawed in all public spaces, including inside private clubs, bars, hotels, and restaurants.

The Portlandia Explainer on How to Order Coffee

"Go in with the graveness and seriousness of a court date."

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The Alarming Impact Busy Roads Have on Cognitive Development

Depressing new research on traffic-related pollution near schools is all the more reason to assign a proper price to car-reliance.

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El Paso Makes Filling Potholes Look So Easy

Winter-weary drivers may not want to watch this.

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The Department of Justice Is Asking Ferguson To Do the Impossible

Ferguson needs to drastically revise its court system. But how is a city supported by predatory court fees supposed to fund reform?

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Why Berlin Is Cracking Down on Condo Conversions

The city hopes to preserve a mix of social classes and slow down gentrification. But there's a risk the changes will encourage speculators to expand to new areas.

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Top Cops in New York and D.C. on Weed: A Study in Contrasts

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier disagree on marijuana and its relationship to violent crimes. Or do they?

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Tonight's Full Moon Will Be an Oddly Shrunken 'Micromoon'

That's because it's about 31,000 miles more distant than 2015's other full moons.

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Now Is the Winter of the Terrifying Icicles

Falling ice across North America has crushed cars, bloodied pedestrians, started fires, and pancaked a poor dog.

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The DOJ Report on Ferguson Is Damning, and It's Just the Beginning

A 6-month investigation into the Ferguson Police Department shows grave violations of constitutional and civil rights. But residents face even deeper problems.