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When Cops Violate Civil Rights, It's City Taxpayers Who Pay

Of $735 million in damages collected between 2006 and 2011, officers paid less than .02 percent.

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The Incredible Shrinking Incomes of Young Americans

Millennials aren't saving money because they aren't making money.

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Why Cities Can't Afford to Lose Their Artists

A look at America's leading arts hubs and their roles in economic development.

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Brewers Have Made Sriracha Sauce Into a 'Hot Stout'

Just don't try adding it to pho.

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The Hyperloop Is 'Insane,' Says Head of Hyperloop Design Program

A UCLA research studio is confronting the challenges of America's favorite fanciful flying tube.

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8 Ways to Get Serious About Police Reform

These are the crucial policy debates every U.S. law enforcement agency needs to be having, right now.

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'I Am Baffled and At a Loss'

Even legal experts are astounded by the grand jury's decision not to indict a New York City police officer for the killing of Eric Garner.

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Even a Deluge Won't End California's Drought

This mid-week soaking probably won't go one-fifth of the way toward ending it, unfortunately.

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Another Blow for Atlantic City: It Lost United Airlines

What losing the non-stop Chicago and Houston routes means for the long-term future of a betting city.

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The Modern Beauty of 19th-Century Data Visualizations

These high-quality poster reproductions from an 1870s statistical atlas are at once gorgeously designed and utterly antiquated.

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No Indictment, Again

A Staten Island jury has decided not to indict any of the police officers involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

How a Los Angeles Car Chase Turned Into a Skateboard Chase

A skateboard is not a very good getaway vehicle.

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The Strange, Cool Job of Picking the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Meet the Rock's head gardener, responsible for finding NYC's most iconic holiday tree.

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What Could 50,000 More Police Body Cameras Really Achieve?

It depends on what the end goals are.  

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A Power Grid Failure Left Detroit Government Buildings in the Dark. Again.

More than 900 sites, including fire stations, hospitals and schools, were left without power Tuesday.

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The Clone of My Hometown in China

Why the country is building its own version of the American West.

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How Costumed Tours Helped Transform Quito

By stirring pride in Ecuador's history, the tour group Quito Eterno contributed to the revival of its capital city.

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The Way Congress Has Funded Transportation Since 2008 Is Not Entirely Legal

Transfers from the general treasury into the Highway Trust Fund violate a 1974 budget act.

Chicago Is a Wonderland of Fat-Themed Businesses

Fat Daddy's, Fat Sam's, Fat Tony's, Fat Ricky's, Fat Boys, Fatty Magoo's... what's behind this celebration of big-bonedness?