In besieged Chicago, how police are tapping Big Data to try to curb gang violence.
President Obama and John Boehner express optimism that a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff will be reached, but gridlock threatens. Politicians would do well to remember that America was established by men who sorely disagreed. Consider the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
As Spain's credit possibilities dry up, the strength of the eurozone is further tested. If the European Union is to shield against the negative effects of globalization – like the current debt crisis – it needs a fully empowered, legitimate central government, writes a former Polish prime minister.
Bronx may still be the first place to come to mind, but Seoul is now the breakdancing capital.
President John Adams wins overdue accolades in David McCullough's searching biography.
Critics say Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan might not be qualified, since she's never been a judge. But historically, most Supreme Court justices never graduated from law school.
In 1789 George Washington checked out a pair of books from a New York library. Their return is still awaited.