Washington, DC

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17-Year Brood II Cicadas Emergence Update: They're Nearly Heeeere!

The sex-crazed insects have been busy in the past few weeks, with early sightings in the lands surrounding New York and Washington, D.C.

How the Highway Killed Washington's Waterfront

And how the city plans to bring it back to life.

WMATA

D.C.'s Elegant Metro Map Suffers From Growing Pains

WMATA's new design proposals foretell a busier, uglier future.

Where the Cicadas Are Now Emerging

People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.

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Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

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Road Testing the Newest Wave in Taxi Hailing Apps

Uber Taxi vs. TaxiMe vs. myTaxi, a head-to-head match-up.

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How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification

Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.

Reuters

Major U.S. Cities Remain on High Alert Following Boston Marathon Attacks

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have stepped up police presence on transit, at tourist attractions, and near hotels.

8 Tools We Used to Navigate the World Around Us Before GPS and Smartphones

A new Smithsonian exhibit takes on the history of "getting from here to there."

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How the Suburbs Could Drive a Compromise on Gun Control

An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.

How President Obama's Budget Proposal Would Affect Cities

Three programs to watch as federal budget negotiations kick off.

Reuters

Luminous 'Light Paintings' of D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms

With a long exposure and a flashlight, Jacques Domenge brings out the surreal beauty of the cherry trees after the crowds have gone.

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

Reuters

15 Ideas for Making Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Better

The federal government has prepared a short list that includes 220 mph trains.

Associated Press

2013 Opening Day: Baseball Begins

Fans descend on ballparks around the country as Major League Baseball gets underway.

Reuters

Pails of Water and a Fight for a Beer Bucket: Bizarre Easter Traditions

A collection of strange and lovely Easter traditions.

Reuters

Homeless in the Suburbs: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Parking Ticket of the Day: The One Rep. Louie Gohmert Isn't Paying

Will the Texas congressman pay up?

The Strange Case of Squatters' Sovereignty

A new twist on property rights, in a suburb outside of Washington, D.C.