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Welcome to Chicago, Where Segregation Is Almost a Civic Art Form

Whole communities are burdened by fear of violent crime, while others remain blissfully ignorant, in America's most divided city.

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13 People, Including a 3-Year-Old, Shot in a Chicago Park

All are expected to survive; police say the attack was gang-related.

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The Senate's 'Elitist, White-Boy' Plan to Fight Gangs Is Right

Rep. Bobby Rush's attacks ignore the facts and dishonor law-abiding Chicagoans trying to lead their lives.

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How to Turn Gang Members Into Ex-Gang Members

What makes some people act heroically and empathetic toward others?

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Don't Take Your Gun to the Playground in This North Carolina Town: This Week in Bans

Also, the Mongrel Mobsters can't pretty up their tombstones in a New Zealand town and New York City clamps down on blood-sucking circumcisions.

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Inside the Weird World of Tracking Gangs on Social Media

With gang members openly posting about their plans to commit violent acts on Facebook and YouTube, police departments nationwide find increased challenges and unique advantages.

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San Francisco's Mission District in 22 Maps

An atlas created by students at UC Berkeley shows just how many layers one neighborhood can have.

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What Honeybees Can Teach Us About Gang-Related Crime

Police typically identify gang territories by tracking crime, graffiti and other clues. But a simple ecological equation might do the job even better.

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The 5 U.S. Cities With the Worst Gang Violence

The nature of gang-related homicides varies widely depending on where you live.

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The Challenge of Replacing Organized Crime with Governance

Governments are struggling to move into gang-dominated slums in the cities of Latin America