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The Pain of China's Devastating Earthquake, 5 Years Later

The Sichuan earthquake killed more than 70,000 people, and an additional 18,000 are still listed as missing.

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Another Spate of Wicked Storms Headed for the Midwest

Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas expected to take the next round of brutal thunderstorms and possible tornadoes.

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How the Location of State Capitals Influences Political Corruption

Remote cities are especially vulnerable to scandal, according to a new study.

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The Economic Geography of America's Abortion Wars

Increasingly, abortion has become a privilege reserved for residents of affluent states.

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Did Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoke Crack on Video?

Three reporters who have seen the tape agree that's what it looks like.

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The Truth About the Fecal Matter the CDC Found in Atlanta's Public Pools

Only you can prevent your municipal swimming pool from being filled with poo.

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Why Recess Might Be the Most Important Part of School

Schools can create an environment where sharing and cooperation are the highest values, rather than winning.

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The States That Use the Most Green Energy

Texas leads the nation in wind power; in Washington, hydroelectric dams provide 60 percent of the state’s energy.

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Chicago Wants to Crack Down on Pedicabs: This Week in Bans

Also, Tampa wants to turn down the bass on car stereos and an Iowa city declares war on poopy geese.

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Beyond Farmers' Markets: Louisville Kicks the Local Food Movement to the Next Level

An innovative city program hooks up farmers and food vendors.

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Endorsement of the Day: Jesus Christ Weighs in on the North Miami Mayor's Race

The divine right of North Miami mayors.

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Man Refuses to Stop Drone-Spying on Seattle Woman

Is this legal?

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In 2012, Extreme Weather Drove More Than 30 Million People From Their Homes

The majority were displaced by flooding from monsoons and typhoons in Asia.

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Does Every City Need A Chief Resilience Officer?

The Rockefeller Foundation plans to fund positions in 100 cities worldwide.

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Mayor of the Day: Bobby Tufts, Age 4

This is what happens when you choose your mayor by drawing names from a hat.

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The Correlation Between Gun Deaths and the Assault Weapons Ban

According to new data, gun deaths declined the fastest when the federal law was in place.

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The Murky Ethics and Uncertain Longevity of Privately Financed Public Parks

As the new generation of state-of-the-art parks begins to age, will we live to regret creative financing models?

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More Evidence That Marlins Park Was a Horrible Deal for Miami

The city still can't find tenants to fill up retail spaces along the stadium's parking garages.

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How to Resurrect an Urban School District

Cincinnati has improved students' test scores by fostering cooperation between teachers, administrators, and local community service organizations.