New York data blogger Ben Wellington sits next to a fire hydrant Sunday in Brooklyn, N.Y. His investigation into the city's parking ticket data found that two Lower Manhattan hydrants on consecutive blocks in Manhattan generated $55,000 a year for the city — off of cars that appeared to be parked legally. RIchard Villa/OZY hide caption

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A Data Analyst's Blog Is Transforming How New Yorkers See Their City Ozy.com

Ben Wellington tracked down two of the city's costliest parking spots and its leafiest neighborhoods, while pointing out questionable health grades for restaurants and odd charges for subway riders.

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Do you want to go to the park? Mango Doucleff, of San Francisco, responds to her favorite command by perking up her ears and tilting her head. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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Politics

Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Since the midterm elections, more prisoners have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and additional releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty the prison.

Hundreds of Kenyan women and men took to the street on Nov. 17 after a video of an unidentified woman wearing a short skirt being stripped by a group of men emerged and went viral online, sparking the #MyDressMyChoice social media campaign. Dai Kurokawa/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Africa

Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

Women in Kenya have been publicly stripped and molested nearly every day for two weeks for so-called "indecent dress." Cellphone video of the assaults have ignited condemnation, and copycat attacks.

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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

In 2013, after drowning in past-due bills, Franklin and Sherry Gilliard became homeless. Now they live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have.

Rameses (Joel Edgerton) and his wife Nefertari (Goldshifteh Farahani) try to save their stricken child, a victim of one of the Plagues, in Exodus: Gods And Kings. Kerry Brown/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Movies

From 'Moses' To 'Annie': The Holiday Films Are Coming

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for the holidays. There will be musicals, there will be biopics and the seas will literally part.

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