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$350 Million Might Not Be Enough to Save Las Vegas

Spending millions to revitalize a struggling portion of the city might seem like a good bet, but the current effort led by a billionaire CEO is facing major challenges.

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Why Are Developers Still Building Sprawl?

Boomers and Millennials say they want to live in compact, walkable developments, but builders are putting their money into suburban McMansions.

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A Better Way to Help the Long-Term Unemployed

One successful program pays for an intensive training class, subsidizes wages for the jobless, and has an 80 percent placement rate. Can it be scaled?

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America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.

Am I In Las Vegas?

An Interactive Map Shows Leaving Las Vegas Is Easier Than You Think

It also helps residents of Vegas' many unincorporated communities determine whether they're covered by city services.

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The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings

A new report ranks U.S. metros based on how many jobs residents can access by transit during the morning rush.

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Las Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network

The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.

Nate Berg

What Running Out of Power in a Tesla on the Side of a Highway Taught Me About the Road Trip of Tomorrow

A lesson in range anxiety on the country's emerging Supercharger network.

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America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities

The population of cities with more than a million people jumped 3.2 percent, much better than the 2.4 percent for the U.S. overall.

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Las Vegas (Of All Places) May Be About to Reinvent Car Ownership

The all-you-can-move sharing system Project 100 launches this summer, but many questions remain.

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The Postal Service Is Getting Sued for Accidentally Using a 'Sexier' Statue of Liberty on Its Stamp

Oops.

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Why Some Expensive Cities May Be More Affordable Than We Think

A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.

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This Camera Weighs Less Than 4 Ounces and Can Reduce Complaints Against Police by 88 Percent

So why are law enforcement agencies refusing to use it?

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Can Reflective Buildings That Produce 'Death Rays' Be Prevented?

A recent car-melting incident in London is not the first time a building has produced high-temperature beams. 

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The Flawed Federal Rule That Killed High-Speed Rail to Vegas

It may be time to revisit the Buy America provision in U.S. transportation funding.

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'Why Is Boston So Racist' and 50 Other City Stereotypes Revealed by Google Autocomplete

Austin is 'liberal,' Tampa is 'trashy,' and Buffalo is both 'cold' and 'depressing.'

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The Western U.S. Heat Wave Is So Bad Pavement Is Causing 2nd-Degree Burns

Take a barefooted walk across a Las Vegas parking lot, receive skin grafts and weeks in the hospital.

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

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These Funky 3D Paper Maps Bring a City's History to Life

Artist Matthew Picton evokes specific historical events or time periods with the art, text, even paper he chooses to use.