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Throughout England, Signs of Security Shortages

Dozens of G4S staff failed to turn up for guard duty at a Manchester hotel hosting Olympic athletes.

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Olympic Traffic Pushes London to the Brink

Over 235,000 visitors will arrive in Heathrow today, putting the city's specially designed transportation network to the test.

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The Architecture of London's Olympics

London's architectural legacy from this summer's Games.

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If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

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London's Secret Gardens

Dozens of quiet green spaces dot the city scape.

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London's Bus Drivers Might Not Strike Before the Opening Ceremonies After All

After walking out last month, a deal could be signed by next week.

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Knitting the Olympics

The cutest tribute to the Games we've come across – just don't tell the brand police.

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McDonald's Conspires to Keep Olympic Visitors From Real English Chips

If this sounds trivial to you, you don’t know Britain.

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This Week in Bans: Massachusetts Whiner Gets American Flags Removed

Also, a tony California beach town shoos away smelly persons from its libraries, and the Olympics outlaws everything.

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How the World's Top Security Firm Bungled Olympic Security

G4S, which has a record of mismanagement in Britain, faces scrutiny in the press and from lawmakers.

This Is What It Will Look Like When the Plants Take Over London

One British designer imagines future office space as symbiotic orchid farms.

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Abandoned Tunnel Use of the Day: An Underground Disco

London pays tribute to Saturday Night Fever with a party in some abandoned train tunnels.

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What Could Have More British Troops Than Afghanistan? The Olympics

The British Armed Forces could provide up to 16,500 personnel for the Olympics, 7,000 more than are in Afghanistan.

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A Vast Universe of Olympics Ticketing Blunders

Spotty sales, an illegal black market, and corporate favoritism have marred the ticket buying process for this summer's games.

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Did Olympics Organizers Fail to Plan for London's Rain?

Forecasters warn that this will be the wettest Summer Games ever, and many venues were not designed for dreary weather.

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Was London's Fancy Olympics Media Center Worth It?

The expensive, state of the art facility bears little resemblance to media accommodations for the 1948 "Austerity Games."

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London Creates Public Transportation Chaos on Purpose

The city's effort to simulate Olympic-level congestion leaves commuters frustrated and late.

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A Personnel Shakeup as London Frets Over the Future of Olympic Park

Andrew Altman will step down as CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation.

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Should a Fast Food Company Be Sponsoring the Olympics?

Londoners are often singularly skeptical toward corporate sponsorship, as the latest fight over McDonald's shows.