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Making Food Stamps More Effective at Regular Grocery Stores, Not Just Farmers' Markets

An innovative program aimed at getting more fruits and veggies to the poor is set to debut this summer in Detroit.

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Yes, Toronto City Hall Is a Joke, But It's Not All Rob Ford's Fault

How a crack scandal has helped reveal the failures of a municipal government structure.

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Typo of the Day: The Wrong Year Got Etched on the Gravestone of Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Whoops.

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'We Don't Need the World Cup': Massive Protests Erupt Across Brazil

200,000 people took to the streets Monday to oppose political corruption and inferior public services.

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Whose Idea Was It to Build a Winter Resort in the Warmest Part of Russia?

Putin's biggest critic talks about the troubles facing the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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2013 Not a Great Year So Far for Canadian Mayors

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has been arrested on 14 criminal charges, including fraud, conspiracy, and municipal corruption.

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Somebody in San Francisco's Public Works Department Is Awesome

A municipal arborist whittled this damaged tree into a street chair for the neighborhood.

Mark Byrnes

How Federalism Has Failed Cities (And Also Might Reinvigorate Them)

Metros as the new sovereign.

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Occupy Greek TV: The Fight to Keep the Country's Only Public Station on the Air

Inside ERT, where workers continue to broadcast news even though they've been shut down by the government.

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Turkey's Protests Just Might End Peacefully

Officials suspend plans to raze Gezi Park.

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The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.

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Non-Human Mayoral Candidate of the Day: Morris the Cat

Yes we cat!

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Climate Change Could Increase Areas at Risk of Flood by 45 Percent

Rising seas and increasingly severe weather could drastically increase the costs of floods in the United States.

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Beating Horses To Make Them Go Into the Ocean: Not Cool

Also, Malibu considers outlawing rat poison and another Mexican city bans bullfighting.

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Activists Protest Russia's New Anti-Gay Laws With Kisses

Opponents threw eggs, stinging nettles and urine at the protesters; at least 20 people were arrested.

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The Latest Images From Turkey as Police Continue Their Crackdown on Protesters

Anti-government demonstrations have spread beyond Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Drowning's Racial History

Drowning is the number-two cause of death in children, and the racial disparities in those numbers are important to consider in improving safety.

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The Depressing Political Reality Keeping Kids Hungry When School's Out

During the summer, students who qualify for free lunches often don't eat them. There's a way to fix that, if only Congress would act.

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In 1961, Harvard Told Married Women They Probably Shouldn't Bother Studying Urban Planning

An amazing look back at an applicant's correspondence with the Graduate School of Design.