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How Insurance Companies Can Force Bad Cops Off the Job
In exchange for coverage, insurers can demand that police departments implement new policies and training, and dismiss problem officers.
The Limits of Charity from a Drug Company
Patient assistance programs have been used to justify exorbitant price hikes, while undercutting the political case for pricing regulation.
The Founding Fathers' Secret Encryption Techniques
Centuries before cybersecurity, statesmen around the world communicated with their own elaborate codes and ciphers.
Where Tanzanians Tap Their Feet
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, is host to a vibrant, wide-ranging music scene.
Canadian Scientists Know What to Expect from Trump
The President's attitude toward government-funded research is nothing new. Just ask our neighbors to the north.
Meet the Black Architect Who Designed Duke University 37 Years Before He Could Have Attended It
Starting in 1902, Julian Abele designed hundreds of elegant public buildings, Gilded Age mansions, and huge swathes of a prestigious then-whites-only university's campus.
Where Rimbaud Found Peace in Ethiopia
The mercurial French poet Arthur Rimbaud found a refuge from his earlier life in his ‘beloved Harar,’ where he became a merchant and arms dealer.
How to Deal With Electronic Border Searches
What do electronic border searches mean for the future of travel? Here’s what you need to know.
In Sleepy Nazareth, a Culinary Awakening
The emerging restaurant scene is making the Biblical city more than just a quick stop on religious tours.
Definitive Proof Nobody Did Costume Parties Like the Bauhaus
The rigorous design school in Weimar, Germany put on marvelous costume parties back in the 1920s.
In Ethiopia's Capital, a Resurgent Jazz Scene
Several venues featuring different jazz styles have sprung up in Addis in recent years, more than two decades after an evening curfew was lifted.
In Rwanda, Looking to Art to Soothe
A flourishing arts scene in Kigali is bringing healing and reconciliation 20 years after the genocide.
The Urbanist's Guide to Berlin
Drinking, dancing, and tank-driving where little is verboten.
In Armenia, Art in the Shadow of Ararat
A vibrant arts scene is juxtaposed with ancient sites and traditions in Yerevan, the Armenian capital.
The Shocking Medieval Execution Story Referenced by James Comey
Why former FBI director James Comey likened his dealings with President Trump to a deadly power struggle between King Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket.