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The fifth-largest city in America is about to drop a traffic enforcement system that many people say is an infringement on civil liberties. By a 5-4 vote, the Phoenix City Council decided to not renew a contract with the company that has installed cameras at 12 different intersections throughout the city.

Since 2009, the camera system has generated more than $7 million in revenue for the city from an estimated 205,000 camera tickets. However, red light camera systems have fallen out of favor in a number of large American cities, including Los Angeles.

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Horrifying Video: Watch This (Fake) Criminal Buy Handguns with Ease in Arizona

Watch a team of investigators easily obtain handguns in Phoenix just two weeks after a crazed gunman killed six people in nearby Tucson, Arizona.

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Just two weeks after the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that left six dead and many more wounded, a private investigatorial team sponsored by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went into a gun show in Phoenix and tried to buy handguns while skirting the system of checks and balances that attempt to keep criminals dispossessed of weapons. What they found is that it was amazingly easy to acquire lethal weapons, even after outright telling gun sellers that they probably couldn't pass a background check.

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Video: Airplane Passengers Incite Mile-High Pillow Fight Pillow Flight Sparked on CO1905 Flight

Ever felt so stifled on a plane that you just wanted to throw something? Passengers on flight CO1905 did just that, with an impromptu pillow fight.

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Air travel is boring. Why not make it interesting by inciting a pillow fight? That's exactly what passengers did on a recent Continental Airlines flight from Phoenix, Arizona, to Everett, Washington. They even ganged up on those in first class with the chant "Throw them all into first!"

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The Sound of Six Refugee Populations

In our new series, The [Un]Observed on GOOD, we partner with the The [Un]Observed, a radio magazine that brings you candid conversations and...

In our new series, The [Un]Observed on GOOD, we partner with the The [Un]Observed, a radio magazine that brings you candid conversations and beautifully crafted radio and audio pieces from around the world. The magazine explores the intimate, and sometimes surprising, moments of art, culture, and life through the malleable, and often magical, medium of sound. Pieces you will find here have been dug up from the archives of internationally recognized journalists and artists whose work would remain unheard were it not offered a new life on The [Un]Observed. Every other week, we will bring you new works to listen to and explore.



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