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Here Come the Biggest Walmart Protests Since Black Friday

The push for Walmart to pay its workers a living wage of $25,000 goes national today as employees plan protests in 15 cities.

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Why Fewer Students in College Is Good for the Economy

There were nearly half a million fewer people enrolled in higher education in 2012, and that's a good sign.

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Ariel Castro and the Reality of Suicide Behind Bars

He had the perfect profile for a prisoner suicide. 

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Even if Private Schools Didn't Exist, There Would Still Be Rich Suburbs

Families with options find all sorts of ways to avoid under-performing schools.

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Maybe Start Practicing Saying 'New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio'

He's leading two new polls.

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Sorry Colorado and Washington, You Still Can't Buy Pot With a Credit Card

Why it only makes sense for companies like American Express to stick with federal rules, at least for now.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

In GIFs.

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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."

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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. 

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Doing Non-Crack Drugs

He smoked a lot of pot.

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Nevada Prosecutors Want to Jail People for Chalk Art

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