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The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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25 September 2018

Liverpool, England

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When it comes to helping H.I.V. patients, Britain's National Health Service is able to keep prices for treatment much lower than the United States does by encouraging the use of generic drugs. The National Health Serv...

The Seattle Times

Vianna Davila

20 September 2018

San Francisco, United States

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San Francisco is following through on a controversial, aggressive plan to move people experiencing homelessness from encampments and tents, responding to complaints that the city's growing number of homeless people a...

Vermont Public Radio

Nina Keck

Liam Elder-Connors

5 September 2018

Fair Haven, Vermont, United States

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When it’s discovered that someone is planning a mass shooting, what are the possible responses? Can those individuals be prosecuted? How do states balance personal liberty and public safety? These are all questions th...

Public Radio International

Rebecca Collard

22 August 2018

Bekka Valley, Lebanon

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The Lebanese parliament has started considering whether to legalize cannabis for medical use. The move would raise much-needed funds and create state-sanctioned jobs, according to McKinsey consulting firm. The governm...

The New York Times Magazine

Nick Confessore

14 August 2018

California, United States

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Alastair Mactaggart, decided he had enough off companies like Facebook and Google, which make trillions of dollars from collecting private data from users. While the U.S. has made attempts to regulate consumer privacy...

New Atlas

Rich Haridy

14 August 2018

United States

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France, Italy, Germany, and now the U.S. are passing “anti-stress” laws, which make it illegal or harder for workers to receive emails after work. Research shows that when employees expect to be contacted after work t...

Yale E360

Vanina Harel

9 August 2018

Mauritius

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The island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa was once a prime destination for fishing and healthy coral reefs. However, the region deteriorated due to issues plaguing many coastal communities such as overfishing an...

NPR

Joanna Kakissis

7 August 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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In Amsterdam, a unique set of problems has a unique set of solutions. Overcrowding by rowdy tourists is threatening a normal, peaceful lifestyle for native residents. The city’s solution is twofold: first, government ...

The New York Times Magazine

Nathaniel Rich

1 August 2018

United States

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In the late 1970s to late 1980s, activists, scientists, and politicians began to address the climate change crisis. For a decade, they attempted to ask the U.S. to commit to an international agreement to reduce emiss...

ProPublica

Melissa Sanchez

Elliott Ramos

26 July 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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When Chicago raised the fee for not having a vehicle sticker, the move seemed like a way to raise revenue without punishing compliant drivers. But now, thanks in part to racial disparities in policing, thousands of mo...

The Christian Science Monitor

Grace Elletson

25 July 2018

Rwanda

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Through a myriad of policies that help small farmers gain resources and training, as well as inheritance laws that empower women to inherit land they previously couldn't own, Rwanda is increasing food security and dec...

Next City

Rachel Kaufman

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23 July 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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New guidelines to help cities manage bike-share programs, based on feedback from 60 cities, could be the key to success for dockless vehicles. The guidelines include recommendations about permits and fines, ways to co...

CityLab

Mary Hui

20 July 2018

Hong Kong, China

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Excessive noise, particularly from street performers, can sound the demise of pedestrian zones. After 18 years, Sai Yeung Choi Street South will reopen to cars. Another solution could have been better noise regulation...

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Leon Voon

18 July 2018

Singapore, Singapore

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The tale of bike-sharing in Singapore sheds light on how governments can predict and manage technology changes in the future. Three bike-sharing startups quickly dominated the market, raised money, feared impending re...

Al-Fanar Media

Doreen Aijambo

16 July 2018

Somaliland

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Similar to other countries in Africa, Somaliland is using technology to better education. There, an estimated 150,000 parents use a free-mobile messaging tool to communicate about school conditions with the government...

The Guardian

Mireille Silcoff

15 June 2018

Quebec, Canada

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Influenced by Scandavian countries, the province of Quebec created its own paid paternity leave program, which offers 70-75% paid leave. The program is aimed at dad’s, who have traditionally faced stigma and judgement...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

6 June 2018

Barcelona, Spain

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Swamped by short-term vacation rentals, Barcelona pushed Airbnb to share data with government officials and help ensure that only licensed properties are listed on the site. The agreement offers a model for how other ...

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Bryn Nelson

8 May 2018

Cuba

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The demise of coral reefs has made headlines recently as conservationists face the challenge of trying to save what is left of them from global warming, ocean acidification, pollution, overfishing – to name just a few...

The Marshall Project

Abbie Vansickle

23 April 2018

California, United States

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Using the catalyst approach, Judge Thelton Henderson was able to reform California prisons. He employed courts to change bureaucratic systems, and was moved by the idea that if you “encourage everyone involved to bu...

The Guardian

Evi Mariani Sofian

4 April 2018

Jakarta, Philippines

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One kampung in Jakarta, or “informal urban neighborhood,” fought back against a city that didn’t want the neighborhood to exist. There has been a trend for these small neighborhoods to be bulldozed in the name of deve...

The Guardian

Joe Dodgshun

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7 March 2018

Berlin, Germany

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At the world’s most popular sites, innovations in tourism management can benefit both visitors and residents. Marketing efforts in Iceland are successfully distributing tourists all over the country throughout the yea...

WNYC

Brian Lehrer

21 February 2018

New Jersey, United States

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As New Jersey continues to reform its cash bail system, other states in the region look to it as an example. The state developed an algorithm called the Public Safety Assessment that considers an individual’s likeline...

High Country News

Maddy Butcher

20 February 2018

Mancos, Colorado, United States

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In Mancos, Colorado, the school board voted “no” to arming school staff in the traditionally Western town. Across the United States, the question of arming teachers is being brought up as a response to the increase in...

The Nation

Jimmy Tobias

16 February 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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After a coalition of activists launched a campaign that included phone banking, door to door canvassing, and social media advertising to get the city to pass a universal paid leave policy, they won. Austin passed one ...

Pacific Standard

Molly McCluskey

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9 February 2018

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Since Australia’s National Firearms Act, passed over 20 years ago, the country has seen zero mass shootings. The legislation mandates a 28-day waiting period, bans automatic and semi-automatic firearms, and offers no-...

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