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Inauguration Day in D.C. Is Being Planned Like a Giant Board Game

A 40-by-60 foot map is helping organizers plot parade routes, choose muster locations, everything.

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'Oakland Is the Newark of the West Coast'

And other metrophors.

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The Geography of Gun Violence in Cities and Metros

What we learn when we zoom in on the data.

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The Real Estate Deal That Could Change the Future of Everything

Two Washington, D.C., developers set out to democratize how commercial buildings are developed, and in the process they've invented an entirely new model of finance.

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No, Looters Did Not Ravage New York During the Hurricane

Keeping calm and carrying on, literally.

What Not to Wear in Cocoa Beach, Florida: This Week in Bans

A "wholesome" beach community outlaws saggy pants, Rome goes to war with messy eaters and other banning news.

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One Idea for Crime-Prone 'Hoods: Fill Them With Fake Crowds

An artist uses special effects to make dangerous public areas appear like bustling marketplaces.

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Is It Harmful to Release Gang Maps?

Probably not, but as a recent case in Chicago shows, it might not be too helpful either.

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Grisly Public-Bathroom Collapse in Ghana Claims 1 Life

Here's your extra-sad edition of Toilet Tuesday, news from loos across the world.

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Los Angeles Rids Its Schools of Styrofoam: This Week in Bans

Also, a British tractor thief gets his comeuppance and a Nigerian church freaks out over bombs in women's headdresses.

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Where Chicago's Guns Come From

This summer's horrific body count comes courtesy a large number of firearms purchased well outside the city.

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How Honest Is Your City?

An experiment tests the honor system across a wide range of demographics and places.

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Shooting at Empire State Building: What Will Happen If Injured Bystanders Sue the NYPD?

A recent ruling suggests the courts would support the officers' actions at the Empire State Building, should a lawsuit arise.

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Grisly Reports From Britain's Worst-Rated Public Toilets

Bathroom users warn of the boogers, blood and unbearable stench in the U.K's allegedly three foulest loos.

Matt Stroud

'We Buy Houses': Decline and Opportunity in Pittsburgh's East Suburbs

Penn Hills, Pennsylvania's foreclosure woes have left it in deep trouble. At least two entrepreneurs are cashing in.

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A Problematic Map of Stop-and-Frisk

Its flaws cloud rather than clarify the recent debate over NYPD tactics.

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Foreclosures Have Caused a Lot of Problems – Crime Isn't One of Them

New research debunks this fear in 142 cities across the U.S.

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'Not Guilty,' Says Boulder's Alleged Poop-Covered Voyeur

And other developments in world bathroom news.

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This Week in Bans: New Jersey Town Bullied By Aggressive Turkeys

Also, Spokane bans malt liquor after a rash of drunken crimes and Austria outlaws noisy cows.