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Bloomberg Plans to Give Out Free Advice on How to Copy Him

The outgoing New York mayor ramps up "Bloomberg Associates," a free consulting group for any city that will listen.

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How One Mayor Pulled His City Back From the Brink of Bankruptcy

Providence's mayor tamed his city's money problems in just one term. Will that propel him to statewide office?

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For Once, Here's a Video of a Cop in Action Doing Everything Right

This policeman could teach law enforcers a lesson in how to behave when a bystander is filming.

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How People Outside of Kiev Feel About the Ukraine Protests

In industrial Donetsk, locals see the ongoing protests as economically dangerous. In tourist-friendly Lviv, it's a fight for self-preservation.

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How Do Criminals Get Illegal Guns?

The short answer: We don't know.

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Homelessness Is Up in New York City, But It's Down Everywhere Else

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development says he's optimistic about the homelessness trends in many places.

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A Whole Lot of Americans Would Be Angry if Their Public Library Closed

More people use them than you may realize.

The Surprisingly Stressful Life of a Greek Presidential Guard

The soldiers wear 7-pound shoes and stand motionless for more than 100 hours a month.

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Why New Yorkers Are Hating on the NYPD's New Interactive Crime Map

The mapping system has some serious shortcomings. 

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Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa

Gripping photos show what decades of segregation looked like in Nelson Mandela's home country.

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Will the Greeks Ever Stop Smoking?

The country largely ignores a 2010 ban. This Christmas, that could change.

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10 Unusual Ideas to Fight Crime

These latest research-backed policy proposals may surprise you.

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Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Gets 3 Years Probation

And he still faces a civil lawsuit.

What Do People Tend to Get Wrong About Your City?

Mayors address their worst cultural stereotypes.

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Using the Heat Island Effect for Good: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Shanghai's Air Pollution Today Was Literally Off the Charts

Blame cars, and coal-fired burners.

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Rand Paul Thinks He Can Show the GOP How to Court Urban Voters

The libertarian from Kentucky has his own plan for how to save Detroit.

Reuters

Mourning Mandela, Around the World

Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.

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Bill Bratton Will Head the NYPD. Can He Keep Bill de Blasio's Stop-and-Frisk Promise?

What today's appointment means for the future of crime fighting in New York.