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Hurricane Sandy Provokes the Largest Preemptive Public Transportation Shutdown in U.S. History

As Sandy bears down on the East Coast, some of the biggest cities in America come to a virtual standstill.

Jake Chessum

'Everybody Is Resistant to Change'

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains why he'll win you over on sodas, and everything else, in the end.

Sommer Mathis

Why Sometimes You Can Smell the Sewer Even Though You Mostly Can't

5 reasons you might get a sudden whiff of something unpleasant.

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A Global View of Architectural Conservation: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Debate Omissions and Parking in L.A.: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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The Secret to D.C.'s Budget Surplus? Traffic Cameras and Rich People Dying

Also, high per capita incomes and a booming population.

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A More Pressing Park(ing) Day: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Kansas City's Google Divide and Cleveland's 'Poverty of Ambition': The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Everything You Need to Know About the New York Soda Ban

It's official: New York City restaurants will soon be barred from serving sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces.

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The High Cost of Stadiums: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Convention Towns, Zoning Overhauls, and Physics Experiments: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Big Cities, Bad Cities, Beer Cities: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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The Case for Weird Buildings, Indianapolis Skepticism, and a Renter's Respite: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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D.C. Police Policy on Cameras Should Earn No Praise

Don't get too excited about a seemingly reasonable new policy on citizens photographing police officers. The city was forced to do it, and they're not happy about it.

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The End of Taxis

Traditional taxicab drivers are in trouble and they don't even know it yet. 

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Repetitive Debate of the Day: Why Hasn't Washington, D.C. Buried its Power Lines?

After yet another days-long mass power outage, it's naturally time to have the same argument all over again.

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Where the Uninsured Live

Keep this map in mind now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Obamacare.

Mark Byrnes

The D.C. Government's All-Star Embarrassments

The hits just keep on coming for the District of Columbia's elected leaders.

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This Week in Bans: No Pets for You in Huntington Beach

Also, the Netherlands bans tourists from purchasing marijuana (yes, really), and one Indianapolis contractor gets a visit from Johnny Law.