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America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.

Conn. Mayor Joe Maturo Eats a Crow Taco After Latino Remark

The East Haven mayor has apologized for seeming to suggest his city's racial ills could be cured with delicious Mexican food.

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Are Cities Right to Criminalize Public Spitting?

A man in Daytona Beach, Fla., was recently taken to jail for spitting on the street. This is a good thing

Dallas River Turns Red With (Hog) Blood

A nearby meat-packing plant is being investigated as the cause of Trinity River's platelet-rich waters

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Watch a Bicycle Get Stolen Piece by Piece Over 365 Days

New Yorkers are surprisingly honest when it comes to dismantling an unattended bicycle, as this neat time-lapse video shows

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Why Portland's Public Toilets Succeeded Where Others Failed

The Portland Loo's defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity

Why Do Cow Brains Keep Getting Seized at the Cairo Airport?

International smugglers have tried to bring cow brains into Egypt four times in the past two weeks

Fargo Tourism Ad Deemed Too Sexy, Gets Yanked

Is this an innocent promotion for North Dakota tourism, or an enticement for a steamy interlude?

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Tea Party Mayor Loses Battle to Block Troy Transit Center

The city council went ahead and voted to accept millions in federal money Tuesday, despite the mayor's objections

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Boozy Wisconsin Mayor Escapes Recall Effort, For Now

Sheboygan's embattled mayor, who's Internet famous for epic displays of public drunkenness, survived the first stage of a recall effort on Tuesday

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Meet the 'World's Worst Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue' (Hint: It's Not in D.C.)

Say what you will about the new MLK memorial in Washington. At least it doesn't look like some random guy named Hazel.