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10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating – Infographic

Embed this infographic on your website:<p>Are you eating <b>food that's already banned</b> in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? …

INTERACTIVE MAP: Rise in Serious Crime Seen in Most NYPD Precincts

NEW YORK CITY — Serious crime increased in three-quarters of the city's neighborhoods last month as New York heads into a summer that may be long, …

Can you hear them, Al? Families of NY gun violence victims PLEAD for return of stop-and-frisk

Is Al Sharpton listening?<p>A spike in <b>violent crime in New York City</b> since <b>Mayor Bill de Blasio</b> effectively put an end to police officers’ right to …

You’re 45% more likely to be murdered in de Blasio’s Manhattan

Murders are way up so far this year in Manhattan, The Post has learned.<p>Sixteen people were killed around the borough between the first of the year …

New York City's Public-Housing Crisis

Many of the city's enormous low-income residences are in need of millions and millions of dollars of repair work. Why are they still standing at all?<p>For a long time, many American cities housed their poorest residents in giant public housing towers that had little going for them except for the fact …

Six-Pack Abs in Six-Weeks: A Summer Weight Loss Program

<b></b>Six-Pack Abs in Six-Weeks: A Summer Weight Loss ProgramWant to get ripped abs? It might seem impossible. But with MEN'S FITNESS Six-Pack in Six Week …

Every City Should Copy New York’s Brave New Police Policy

When the Department of Justice revealed in early March that the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, had been systematically targeting black …

How an Anti-Gang Program in Harlem Went Wrong

Depending on who you ask, Shawanna Vaughn has become either a whistleblower or a snitch after raising the alarm about a celebrated violence reduction program.<p><i>This story was co-published with The Marshall Project.</i><p>Shawanna Vaughn thought she had landed her dream job in November, joining New York …

New York City

NYPD Tells Cops To Stop Questioning People Just For Hanging Out In Housing Projects

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has instructed officers not to detain or question people simply for being present in public housing developments and other lower-income residential buildings.<p>The memo, issued last week, is part of a settlement between the NYPD and the plaintiffs in Ligon …

Justice

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

The trend has raised concerns in Virginia and elsewhere because they often receive little training and oversight.<p>The trend has raised concerns in Virginia and elsewhere because they often receive little training and oversight.<p>By Justin Jouvenal<p>Justin Jouvenal<p>Reporter covering courts, policing and …

Virginia Beach

Supreme Court gives tacit approval for government to take anybody’s DNA

To keep DNA profile private, we must live in a "hermetically sealed hazmat suit."<p>The Supreme Court on Monday let stand the conviction of a rapist …

Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

Research provides first deep look at how global warming may already influence armed conflict.<p>A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and flock to cities, helping trigger a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, according to a …

Dying For a Cigarette in New York

Posted: Jan 07, 2015 6:35 PM<p>If you're wondering why New York City police officers keep turning their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio, let's review parts …

Bill de Blasio

The 1988 Murder Of A Cop Changed New York. Will It Happen Again?

Police fear a new wave of violence against officers. Activists fear an end to efforts to hold cops accountable when they cross the line.<p>It was Feb. 26, 1988, and 22-year-old New York City Police Officer Edward Byrne was watching over the Queens house of a man who was a witness in a drug case.<p>The …

Law Enforcement