The New York skyline is undergoing big changes with more than a dozen super tall residential towers going up now. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them. Critics say they're paying a much lower tax rate than full-time New York residents. But defenders say these luxury buildings support a lot of good jobs and contribute to the local economy.
Incoming NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill takes the job at a challenging time for American policing. O'Neill is a 33-year-old police veteran who's overseen the department's shift toward a "community policing" model. NPR went to the Bronx, where O'Neill once served as commanding officer, to find out how the rollout is working.
Military veterans in the battleground state of Pennsylvania are following the war of words between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the family of slain U.S. soldier Humayun Khan. Even some Trump supporters are dismayed by his remarks. But that may do little to change their opinions of the candidate.
Suburban office parks and corporate campuses look increasingly like dinosaurs as corporate America downsizes and chases a younger workforce into city centers. But some developers are trying to recycle older office parks for the information age.
Unlocking the Cage is the latest from filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. Pennebaker made his name with the Bob Dylan documentary, Don't Look Back, and Monterey Pop. For some 40 years, he and Hegedus, his wife, have collaborated on award-winning films such as The War Room, about Bill Clinton's presidential campaign.
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