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Your State: Ready for Climate Change?

Find out with this handy new map.

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A Documentary That Puts a Human Face to America's Fatherlessness 'Crisis'

Daddy Don’t Go tells the story of four New York City fathers trying to hold onto their kids.

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The Atlanta Braves Are Getting a New Stadium and Yes, That Is Ridiculous

Turner Field hosted its first baseball game in 1997. It will host its last one in 2016.

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Should Food Stamps Buy Soda?

The problem with increasing health-oriented restrictions on what can be purchased.

What's the Weirdest Place You've Ever Been Confronted by a Constituent?

There's no such thing as personal space when you're mayor.

What's the First Thing You Do When You Arrive at City Hall Each Day?

You asked. Mayors answered.

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How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.

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David Ortiz Came in (a Very Distant) Third in Boston's Mayoral Election

Bostonians really do love their baseball.

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A Clever Way for New Yorkers to Give Bill De Blasio a Piece of Their Minds

Talking Transition is going to collect comments, suggestions, and kvetching from people across the city.

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Don't Freak Out, but the First 3D-Printed Metal Gun Totally Works

It fired 50 rounds and showed no signs of stopping.

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Coming Soon to the E-Cigarette Regulation Debate: A Sliver of Clarity

The FDA is set to release proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes by the end of this month. Confused local governments could sure use them.

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It Would Actually Be a Big Deal if Brussels Made English an Official Language

This is the city where language is more politicized than anywhere else in Europe.

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New Rob Ford Video Includes Threats and Tons of Swearing

"I need f---ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead."

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People Love (to Sue) Rails-to-Trails Projects

The federal government has paid $49 million in claims in the past year alone.

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An Ex-Cop's Guide to Not Getting Arrested

Extremely frank tips for avoiding a night in jail.

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Boston's City Hall Wants New, Locally Sourced Hold Music

It's replacing boring elevator tunes with ... #BOStunes.

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Are Today's Cops Too Quick to Shoot?

When unarmed civilians are killed, questions arise over how law enforcement officers are trained to deploy deadly force.

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Who's Afraid of a Liberal New York Mayor?

Bill de Blasio's sweeping victory doesn't mean the country's largest city wants to turn back time.

Rob Ford: Still Not Resigning

"I can't do anything else but apologize."