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  • People gather for a candlelight vigil against gun violence in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 3, 2015. Extra police patrols and long shifts were not enough to prevent nine deaths and about 50 injuries from gun violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, when homicides jump almost every year. Chicago, with 2.7 million people, is the most violent large city in the United States, with poverty, segregation, dozens of small street gangs, and a pervasive gun culture all contributing to the problem. Picture taken July 3, 2015.   REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX1JA3N
    July 7, 2015  

    Along with high-profile cases like the shooting at Emmanuel AME in Charleston and some of the killings of unarmed individuals by police, cities across the U.S. are experiencing a significant surge in gun violence. Gwen Ifill discusses this trend with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2012  

    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles and chair of the Convention, talk to Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill about the boom of city migration in the last few decades, how major metropolitan centers drive the U.S. economy and how local governments resolve major conflicts. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011  

    Judy Woodruff talks to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx about their meeting Thursday with President Obama and Vice President Biden, where they addressed how to cope with the economic crunch facing cities across the U.S. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2007  

    More than 200 U.S. mayors are urging Congress to repeal a piece of legislation limiting the release of information that would allow authorities to track firearms. The original sponsor of the limits and a mayor discuss the law’s merits. Continue reading