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The Remarkable Philanthropic Result of the Most Expensive Team Purchase in NFL History

Charities and nonprofits in Buffalo and Detroit are poised to get a big boost thanks to late Bills owner Ralph Wilson.

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Should Massachusetts Change Time Zones?

Support is growing for a defection from the dark and dreary EST.

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3 Big Challenges for Planning Multi-Modal Cities

It's just not as simple as "stop prioritizing cars."

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Nutritious Food Is Getting More Expensive

New research shows a widening gap between the price of healthy and not-so-healthy foods.

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Seattle May Miss Its NBA Team, but Its Old Arena Doesn't

After losing millions of dollars during the Sonics' final years, the 52-year-old Key Arena is a moneymaker again.

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Oslo Really Didn't Want the 2022 Winter Olympics

Hosting the games has become a sprawling, expensive, drama-filled honor.

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Advice for Hong Kong's Protesters From a Tiananmen Activist

"To have everything or nothing is not the goal. It’s whether we can make a step forward."

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The Fading Distinction Between City and Suburb

As high-income people return to cities and urban neighborhoods, they bring much of their suburban lifestyle with them.

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Here's Why Ello Will Work

The founder of the latest social-media craze shares how design will distinguish Ello—and make it a success.

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Hong Kong is Attacking the Protest Movement's Fragmented Leadership

Varied groups of protesters have differing demands—and differing ideas of how far they will go to be heard.  

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The Diverse Suburbs Movement Has Never Been More Relevant

Lessons from—and for—this summer's tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Are Hong Kong's Protests Peaceful to a Fault?

Research shows that nonviolent demonstration is more likely to get a movement’s message out. But what if your protest is too peaceful?

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Karl Lagerfeld Takes the Fight for Feminism to Paris' Streets

Actually, the fashion designer used the cause to turn the Grand Palais yesterday into a "demonstration" for Paris Fashion Week.

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Why Mothers Have Occupied a London Public Housing Complex

Focus E15 Mothers is fighting displacement of the poor in East London.  

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The Outrageous, Unjust Rule That Lets New York Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians Off the Hook

If the city is serious about street safety, it must replace a terrible old precedent with a strong new one.

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The Political Geography of Hong Kong's Protests

The territory's residents are demanding democracy in city intersections, not central squares.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

One Affordable-Housing Solution for Cities: True Home Rule

Independence is the difference between dense cities that achieve affordable housing, like Hong Kong and Singapore, and the ones that don't.

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The Ugly Economics of Subprime Auto Loans

For many Americans, having a car means keeping a job in transit-barren suburbs and cities. Losing transportation could mean losing everything.

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Why Wednesday Could Be Hong Kong's Tipping Point

A looming national holiday means even more people could join the region's huge protests.