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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'Yes, I Smoked Crack Cocaine'

Ford has just admitted using the drug to journalists inside City Hall.

Cory Booker's Replacement as Newark Mayor Doesn't Own a Computer

He also prefers phone calls to Twitter.

Why Are American Schools Still Segregated?

A new study offers two answers: White people are making up a smaller percentage of the population than they used to, and different races are living in different school districts.

Election Day 2013: Races to Watch

Miami Beach and Minneapolis are neck-and-neck for "most entertaining" mayoral campaign season.

The Streetcar at the Heart of the Cincinnati Mayoral Race

Two similar candidates have very different thoughts on whether the city should go through with the project.

The Novel That Neatly Dissects Latin America's Urbanization Preoccupation

In Peru, there's no shortage of discussion about Mario Vargas Llosa's The Discreet Hero.

Detroit Heads to the Polls to Elect a Mayor Who Won't Have Any Power

How do you campaign to be in charge of nothing?

Why Dengue and Yellow Fever Could Be Coming to a City Near You

Blame climate change, and the pesky Ardes aegypti mosquito.

Toronto Loves Its Cracked Mayor

You'd think a video showing Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine would put his approval rating in the basement. Not in Canada!

How Republicans Killed America's High-Speed Rail Plan

A new report suggests that governors may have passed on the trains so Obama wouldn't "win."

Scenes From the 1755 Earthquake That Turned Lisbon to Ruins

Tsunamis and tremors reached multiple continents; Portugal's biggest city was thrown into chaos.

How a Judge's Media Interviews Were Used to Block Stop and Frisk Reform

The fate of the controversial policy now rests with New York's next mayor. 

The Radical Case for Bloomberg's 'Nanny' State

Is government intrusion into what we eat, drink, and smoke the future of public health?

Toronto Police Announce They Have the Infamous Rob Ford Crack Video

"I'm disappointed," says Toronto Police Chief William Blair.

Paris by Wheelchair: A Seemingly Impossible Challenge

France is supposed to be implementing a sweeping law similar to the Americans with Disability Act, and the capital is utterly unprepared.

Today, New York City May Raise the Age to Buy Cigarettes to 21

The last gasps of Bloomberg's nanny state?

When Outsiders Take Over Schools: Lessons From Memphis

Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.

When an Olympic City Becomes a War Zone

Sarajevo's 1984 facilities became battlegrounds of the Bosnian War. Though scars remain, some are showing new signs of life.

Food Stamps Are About to Get Cut by $5 Billion

Stimulus spending that boosted benefits runs out on November 1.