Amanda Erickson

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Allegiance of the Day: An Iraqi Border City Offers Support to Syrian Rebels

They're sending money, medical supplies and even a makeshift border patrol.

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Postcard From Cobija

Heavy flooding inundated the city, making transportation virtually impossible.

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Problem of the Day: 'Too Much Beer, Too Many People and Never Enough Toilets'

Rio grapples with a public urination problem during Carnival.

Postcard From Barcelona

Protests, new hotels and more news.

Town-Gown Tiff of the Day: Brown Versus Providence

The city says the university should shoulder more of its huge budget shortfall. 

Runaway Cow Wreaks Havoc on Downtown Traffic

Baku police officers grapple with an unlikely problem.

Postcard From Patna

The city renovates its zoo, and other news.

Video of the Day: Thinking Cities

A  new documentary about an increasingly urbanized world.

Postcard From Billings

Gas prices are up by 7 cents this week and other news.

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Should Cities Limit Building Heights?

A round-up of the best comments from this week's The Big Fix.

Postcard From Eugene

Here, citizens police themselves, at least as far as speeding is concerned.

Street Art City of the Day: Buenos Aires

Photos of the city's lovely, wild graffiti scene.

Can New Urbanists Save Port-au-Prince?

They imagine a historic core filled with low-level buildings and parks. Is this the way to revitalize the devastated city?

Postcard From Vancouver

Looking for the most expensive office space in the world? Look no further than downtown Vancouver.

Postcard From Fraser Valley

The case of some missing auctioned goats.

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Excess of the Day: Hanoi's Gold Leaf Masks

A specialty salon offers an expensive therapy to whiten the skin.

Postcard From Portland, Oregon

A lecture on the Portland Zoo's breeding programs just in time for Valentine's Day.

Postcard From Seattle

ABC News tracked down the couple that inspired the movie Sleepless in Seattle, and more news.

Video of the Day: The Quintessential Burger Joint

The joy of eating at one of New York's classic neighborhood spots.