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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."

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Will the Astrodome Survive Today's Referendum?

Voters will decide whether or not they want Harris County to put up $217 million in bonds to turn it into a convention facility. 

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'Yes, I Smoked Crack Cocaine'

Ford has just admitted using the drug to journalists inside City Hall.

Cory Booker's Replacement as Newark Mayor Doesn't Own a Computer

He also prefers phone calls to Twitter.

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Why Are American Schools Still Segregated?

A new study offers two answers: White people are making up a smaller percentage of the population than they used to, and different races are living in different school districts.

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Election Day 2013: Races to Watch

Miami Beach and Minneapolis are neck-and-neck for "most entertaining" mayoral campaign season.

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The Streetcar at the Heart of the Cincinnati Mayoral Race

Two similar candidates have very different thoughts on whether the city should go through with the project.

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The Novel That Neatly Dissects Latin America's Urbanization Preoccupation

In Peru, there's no shortage of discussion about Mario Vargas Llosa's The Discreet Hero.

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Detroit Heads to the Polls to Elect a Mayor Who Won't Have Any Power

How do you campaign to be in charge of nothing?

Why Dengue and Yellow Fever Could Be Coming to a City Near You

Blame climate change, and the pesky Ardes aegypti mosquito.

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Toronto Loves Its Cracked Mayor

You'd think a video showing Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine would put his approval rating in the basement. Not in Canada!

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How Republicans Killed America's High-Speed Rail Plan

A new report suggests that governors may have passed on the trains so Obama wouldn't "win."

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Scenes From the 1755 Earthquake That Turned Lisbon to Ruins

Tsunamis and tremors reached multiple continents; Portugal's biggest city was thrown into chaos.

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How a Judge's Media Interviews Were Used to Block Stop and Frisk Reform

The fate of the controversial policy now rests with New York's next mayor. 

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The Radical Case for Bloomberg's 'Nanny' State

Is government intrusion into what we eat, drink, and smoke the future of public health?

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Toronto Police Announce They Have the Infamous Rob Ford Crack Video

"I'm disappointed," says Toronto Police Chief William Blair.