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The Big Texas Plan to Copy Japan's High-Speed Rail Success

Texas Central Railway intends to build a Houston-Dallas line with private money.

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Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities

New York and L.A. are losing more Americans than they're gaining, but the flood of immigrants more than makes up for it.

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

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Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

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8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

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The Race Is On for the Transit Ticket of Tomorrow

The next-generation fare card will definitely be much more than a fare card. But what, exactly?

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Dallas, 1963: 'City of Hate'?

In the wake of the Kennedy assassination, Dallas was reviled as a hotbed for right wing agitators. Was the reputation deserved?

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Beyond Cowboy Hats and Big Belt Buckles: Images of Modern-Day Dallas

Photographer Loren Smith captures the region's endless diversity and growth.

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The Evolution of How We Build Airports

The shift from close-in spaces to far-flung outposts like Denver International reflects changes not only in travel, but in the culture.

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The Places That Defined JFK's Assassination, Then and Now

One photographer lines up images of Dallas on its darkest day with his own photographs from today.

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An Unusual Proposal to Block Architectural 'Death Rays' in Dallas

It's 400 feet tall, and sunlight-responsive.

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How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.

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This Chicken Coop Is Modeled After Versailles and Costs $100,000

The perfect gift for the urban farmer who's trying to alienate loved ones with dumb purchases.

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Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.

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Exploring the Curious Connections Between Traffic Deaths and NFL Home Games

With millions of fans driving to stadiums every week, is it more dangerous to take to the road after a football game?

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Manhunts Made Smarter

Could better software change how police departments find fugitives?

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A Nighttime Mystery Over the Biggest Cities in Texas

See if you can spot all the different light sources in this International Space Station image.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.