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Sam Droege

Glass Architecture Is Killing Millions of Migratory Birds

Architects, however, are becoming more attuned to the issue.

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New York's Hugely Successful Late-Night Delivery Truck Program Is Heading to D.C.

More and more cities are realizing the benefits of off-hour deliveries.

The Laws That Shape Washington, D.C.'s Sidewalks

For instance, there's a reason why the city has so many tree-lined streets.

Reuters/Anthony Bolante

Marijuana Is Now Legal in D.C., But New Restrictive Rules Force Smokers to Stay Home

Smoking is outlawed in all public spaces, including inside private clubs, bars, hotels, and restaurants.

Flickr/DC Central Kitchen

Why Don't Convenience Stores Sell Better Food?

New programs aim to put more produce in corner stores in order to improve the health of low-income communities. Will it work?

Mark Byrnes

How Public Transit Agencies Deal with All Your Angry, Mean, and Terrible Tweets

Some cities ignore the abuse, but others have found success engaging it head on.


NASA Builds a Nightmare Room of Solar Fire

A new exhibit throws viewers into the boiling plasma and eerie soundscape of the sun.


Mapping the Morning Rush Hour

In Nevada, you're likely to leave for work between midnight and 5 a.m.

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All the Ways Germany Is Less Car-Reliant Than the U.S., in 1 Chart

There are rather a lot of ways, as it turns out.

AP / Steven Senne

New England Could Get Yet Another Snowstorm This Week

An impressive-looking system might dump even more snow Thursday into Friday.

AP images

How Local Sales Taxes Target the Poor and Widen the Income Gap

A new report shows that low-income Americans are taxed at twice the rate as the richest one percent.

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

What Caused D.C.'s Deadly Metro Incident?

A preliminary cause has been identified, but many questions remain.

A Death on the D.C. Metro

An investigation into Monday's incident needs to be completed, but Washington area commuters have plenty of reasons to be outraged by their transit agency.  

Jim Saah

Celebrating D.C.'s Punk 'Salad Days'

Filmmaker Scott Crawford on the birth of hardcore in 1980s Washington.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts

In-vehicle travel time is more productive and less stressful travel time.

Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

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Why Gas-Station Restaurants Are Great for Suburbs

A new crop of restaurants in gas stations, like Seoul Food D.C., will help suburbs grow into more authentic urban places.

California High-Speed Rail

Moving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projects

A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.

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Bike-Share Is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America

Charting the equity problem in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.