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This Could Boil Down to Turnout in Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Miami

America's major cities lean Democratic, but these swing state metropolises could end up playing a deciding role.

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The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.

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14 Stunning Sandy Statistics

A by-the-numbers look at the wreckage left behind.

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Why You Should Text, Not Call to Check on Loved Ones Post-Sandy

FEMA and cell phone carriers are encouraging customers to use SMS.

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Sandy Takes Manhattan

Large parts of New York City are in the dark and under water.

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Hurricane Sandy Is a Category 1 Cyclone, But It Has the Eyewall Of a Category 3

Shiver in fear of this 3-D model of Sandy's eye as the storm nears New Jersey.

These Are the Hurricane Maps You Should Worry About Now

Hint: The really ugly part will be the storm surge.

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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.

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Animal Daredevil of the Day: A Cat on a Bike

A Philadelphia man cruises around with his cat on his shoulder.

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As Local Governments Shrink, Private Consultants Reap Rewards

Meet the high-paid experts who are pitching our cities and states on how to save money.

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Why Amtrak Keeps Breaking Ridership Records and Will Continue To Do So

The rail operator's recent success should end the debate over its privatization.

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Online Grocery Shopping Is Returning to the Physical World

A Chinese supermarket giant has announced plans to build 1,000 "virtual" supermarkets.

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Philadelphia Adds Soundtracks to its Public Sculptures

Four musicians, four pieces of city art, four ultra-weird musical compositions.

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The Grim Consequences of Closing Urban Hospitals

New research from Philadelphia finds that the city's newborn mortality rate spiked after a spate of hospital closures.

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Smartphones As Bicycle Lights: Still Not Catching On

The latest entrant claims to be more convenient than a standard bike-safety light, but we've got a few concerns.

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The Most Elegant Transit Maps Ever

The Brooklyn couple behind Lineposters discuss their creative process and inspiration.

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Turns Out Where You Live Really Does Shape Who You Are

Those stereotypes you hear about people in Boston and San Francisco – there's actually something to them.

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Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.