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Tiny Homes: A New Model for Super-Chic Affordable Housing?

A group of Washingtonians say micro-dwellings are the future. But problems abound.

Please, Allow Yahoo! Autocomplete to Insult Your City

This wonderfully poisonous map shows what Yahoo!'s search engine thinks of places, such as "Chicago is so two years ago" and "Philadelphia is ugly."

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3 U.S. Metro Areas Have Economies Larger Than Sweden

And other eye-popping comparisons.

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Are Boomtown D.C.'s Days Numbered?

It's one of the few cities to emerge from the recession unscathed. But for its economy to keep growing, Washington must wean itself from the government.

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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.

HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities

Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.

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Can Hailing a Ride Really Be About Making Friends Again?

Lyft claims it wants to be more than just a taxi service — it wants to connect people. Is it this generation's version of hitchhiking?

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America's Federal Employment Belt

How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.

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Some People Don't Want to Say Goodbye to the Washington Monument Scaffolding

There's a White House petition to keep it up.

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The Simplest Way to Get People Biking

Show them how much time they waste using other modes of transportation.

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Where This Season's NBA Players Come From: L.A., New York and ... Saginaw, Michigan?

Big cities may produce the most players, but the smaller ones have much higher efficiency ratings. 

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The Truth About D.C.'s Growing Knowledge-Based Economy

The federal government plays a major role, but it is not the single largest industry in the region.

The U.S. Cities Where the Fewest Commuters Get to Work By Car

And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.

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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.

Mapping 22 Different Latino Populations Across the U.S.A.

New maps show the geographic differences among Mexican, Salvadorean, Cuban, and other ethnic populations.

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And There Was Joy in Washington

Scenes from a city reopened.

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D.C. Residents Drank More, Spent Less During Shutdown, Says Foursquare

Week one: fancy Italian restaurant. Week two: dive bar.

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How the National Parks Became the Shutdown's Biggest Battleground

What was different, and what was similar, in 1995 and 1996.

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How Not To Protest the Government

A very weird plan to send Washington a message by disrupting D.C.'s commuters.