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A Horrific Building Collapse in New York

Little is known about how an East Village building exploded and erupted in flames Thursday afternoon.

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How Mayors Became America's Infrastructure Mavens

Governors used to lead the push for big projects, but the growing rural-urban divide has brought civic leaders to the fore.

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Who Owns Your License Plate?

In a case on whether Texas must issue plates with the Confederate battle flag, the Supreme Court takes up a more fundamental free-speech question.

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Rahm Emanuel's Moment of F*&$ing Truth

The Chicago mayor hopes voters will allow him to avoid an April runoff despite school closures and outbreaks of violent crime.

AP Photo/John Raby

The New, Everyday Fiery Train Crash

A derailed crude-oil shipment in West Virginia is the latest terrifying accident—despite new federal regulations and reputedly safer tanker cars.

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Cleveland Finally Wins Something: The 2016 Republican Convention

Hosting the event might not do much for the party or the city.

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Blacks Wait Longer Than Whites To Vote. Are Cities To Blame?

African Americans waited an average of 23 minutes to vote in the 2012 election, compared to 12 minutes for whites.