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105 Demrep

It’s been shown time and time again that densely populated areas in the United States skew Democratic. But each of these city centers certainly still have areas with strong Republican support. This piece from FiveThirtyEight's Rachael Dottle allows you to understand how split your city is and see which population centers in America are the most divided.

105 College

America’s college dropout problem has continued to worsen, with almost a third of students who enroll in college failing to graduate. This New York Times investigation reveals that dysfunction within American universities’ could be a major part of the issue. Many have significantly lower graduation rates than other comparable schools, due to issues that have nothing to do with the students themselves. Fortunately, there are ways to fix it.

105 Mma

Many attribute the start of mixed martial arts fighting to the U.S.’s UFC league. But that’s not the whole story. Thirty years before the UFC was even established, Bruce Lee was experimenting with MMA in the streets of Hong Kong. Through beautiful illustrations and interactive charts, the South China Morning Post team walks us through Bruce Lee’s fascinating legacy and the wild history of Chinese street fighting.

105 Eu

The European Parliament Elections took place this weekend for the first time in five years. To get a picture of how European nations have tended to lean politically over the years, Zeit online did an exhaustive analysis of elections that have recently taken place -- from the national to municipal level -- in every country. The result is a series of exceptionally detailed maps that reveal how politically diverse the continent is.