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Daniel Campo

'The Accidental Playground': Why What We Need in Our Parks Is More Freedom

It was paved in broken concrete, overgrown with weeds, and strewn with broken glass. In other words, it was the perfect urban recreation space.

Reuters

Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing's Air?

The city is rolling out a series of regulations to cut emissions over the next five years.

Reuters

Superstorms Like Sandy Might Be Less Likely to Hit New York City, Thanks to Climate Change

Scientists expect stronger hurricanes. But according to a new study, the East Coast is at lower risk of a direct hit.

REUTERS

A Woman in a Wig Claims to Be Committing Revenge Murders Against Bus Drivers in Juarez, Mexico

Emails say that the murders are acts of vengeance for a series of sexual assaults. 

Reuters

Who Is Bill de Blasio: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.

7 More National Parks Threatened by Fire

Yosemite isn't the only park facing a growing risk of wildfires.

Pew Research Center

The Extraordinary 30-Year Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population

In GIFs.

Flickr image: Scarleth White

A Record-High Number of Young People Are Still Living With Their Parents: Why?

A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home."

REUTERS

The DOJ Just Announced It Won't Block Legal Pot in Colorado or Washington (Yet)

States will have to abide by federal guidelines. 

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Why Is D.C. Abandoning an Effective Program That Keeps Kids Out of Jail?

The city's youth court just ran out of funding. Will anyone swoop in to save it?

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The City Council of Columbia, South Carolina, Isn't Sure if it Voted to Kick Homeless People Out of Downtown Or Not

Some council members say they did not actually do what another city councilman said they did. 

Reuters

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Doing Non-Crack Drugs

He smoked a lot of pot.

REUTERS

Nevada Prosecutors Want to Jail People for Chalk Art

Anti-police brutality activists in Las Vegas are facing graffiti and property defacement charges. 

AP

The March on Washington, Then and Now

Photos of the benchmark 1963 event, side-by-side with images from today.

Reuters

The Most Dangerous City in the World Is Not Where You Think It Is

There's a war brewing in Central America.

REUTERS

No, Mexican Drug Cartels Are Not Actually Operating in 1,286 U.S. Cities

How the National Drug Intelligence Center disseminated a bogus figure, and the media ate it up.

REUTERS

In Washington and Colorado, the Real Fight Will Come Down to Marijuana Businesses

Patrick Leahy has scheduled a hearing next month that advocates hope will finally provide some answers on how the Justice Department intends to handle state-legal pot.

Library of Congress

D.C.'s Panic and Fear the Day Before the March on Washington

Memories from history's wild imagination, 50 years later.

Reuters

The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America

... and why this quiet trend is about to reverse itself.