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What the Government Has Spent on Sandy So Far

6 months after Sandy, the feds haven't spent nearly as much as they will on recovery efforts.

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Piles of Sneakers, Rose Petals and Other Moving Memorials to Boston

From the city and beyond.

Yerevan Loves Grandiose Graves, But It's Running Out of Room for Them

Only four of the city's cemeteries have space remaining.

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Building a Bike and Pedestrian Lobby With Teeth

New York advocates for safer streets form a PAC to influence city elections.

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This New Data Should Make You Pretty Nervous About the Latest Bird Flu

Only 4 of the 81 people with confirmed cases of bird flu in China have fully recovered; human transmission still can't be ruled out.

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Immigrants Boost the Wages, Income and Economic Output of Cities

Contrary to the political conventional wisdom, higher shares of immigrants are associated with many good things in U.S. metros.

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Florida County Starts Paddling Students, Again

How else will educators get naughty kids to fall in line?

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An Architectural Reflection of George W. Bush

The Bush Presidential Center will include a library, museum, and think tank.

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Why Big Cities Make Media Liberal

And why the Koch Brothers can't do anything about it, even if they buy up the Tribune papers.

How Sprawl Made This Week's Devastating Midwestern Floods Worse

Spread-out development contributes more rooftops and pavement to the watershed than walkable neighborhoods.

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In Bangladesh, a Frantic Search for Survivors After a Factory Collapse

At least 70 garment workers have died and scores more were injured when an 8-story building fell down Wednesday morning.

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How Toronto's Muslim Community Helped Catch the Would-Be Train Bombers

Religious groups can be capable -- and sometimes incredibly deft -- at policing extremists within their own ranks.

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Beijing Residents Can't Escape Dismal Air Pollution

Wildly fluctuating urban air pollution is prompting some residents to seek homes elsewhere. But most Chinese cities suffer similar problems.

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Everything You Need to Know About Why Chicago Is Furious With Rachel Shteir and The New York Times

An old-fashioned battle over civic character.

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New York's Mayoral Hopefuls Highlight Their Green Bonafides

At a forum last night, 8 of the city's 9 candidates tried to sell the crowd on their passion for sustainability (even biking!).

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Manhunts Are the New Car Chases

Urban manhunts have captivated cities and provided fodder for a frenzied 24-hour media. But at what cost?

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Are 'Lockdowns' the New Standard?

There's a lot we still need to know about the strategic decisions that led authorities to shut down Boston for a manhunt.

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The Psychology of a Citywide Lockdown

People around Boston didn't stay inside Friday because the city forced them to. And this distinction matters.

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How Much Will the Boston Lockdown Cost?

The estimates at this early stage vary widely.