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In Rio, It's Still Full Speed Ahead for 2016

Hazardous water, displacement, and rising police violence still plague the city, but Mayor Paes insists Rio is already better off thanks to next year's Summer Olympics.

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What L.A. County Is Doing to Make Voting Suck Less

The county is on the cusp of unveiling new voting technology that might actually convince more people to show up at the polls.

Cleveland Won the First GOP Debate

The city is taking the opportunity to make changes large and small.

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A Grim Animation of All the Nuclear Explosions in History

Watch the Atomic Age evolve from 1945 to 2013.

Your Vacation Destination Really Does Reflect Your Personality

New research shows introverts do, in fact, prefer the mountains.

Nearly Every Major U.S. City Has Beef With Donald Trump

Even Cleveland, where he will star in tonight’s Republican Party presidential debate.

On the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, There's Not a Lot to Celebrate

An onslaught of recent local elections laws have made it more difficult for Americans of color to vote.

A Controversial Ad Campaign Sparks Protest in Stockholm

A far-right political party covered a busy subway station in posters and banners that demonize the country’s homeless people.

The Hidden Health Dangers of Buried Urban Rivers

Cities have been paving over streams since the 19th century, but scientists are only now learning of potential harms to water quality.

How the Clean Power Plan Will Affect Low-Income and Minority Communities

A significant chunk of the plan focuses on “community involvement and environmental justice.” Here’s what that means.

Talking to My Son About Street Harassment

Young women experience the problem early on. Young men should learn about it, too.

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Where $15 Is Only Worth $12

Local costs of living complicate the conversation around a huge increase to the federal minimum wage.

The Economics Lessons in a Single New York City Block

How Greene Street went from a red-light district to hosting some of the highest property values in the world.

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A Long Road Home

The systems in place to provide aid after natural disasters often fail those who need help the most.

Curfews Are for Humans, Not Cats: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

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San Francisco's Humble Request to Luxury Developers: Pitch in for Public Transit

A new impact fee asks residential towers to pay their fair share.

How Mass Incarceration Takes a Toll on the Environment

Both prisoners and surrounding communities are affected by this under-studied issue.

Millennials May Have Jobs, But They're Still Living With Their Parents

A new report presents puzzling data on the generation hit hardest by the recession.

Why Flashy Plans for LaGuardia Don't Impress Transit Advocates

If an outdated airport is “un-New York,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, then what’s a crumbling subway system?