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The Congressional Races Urbanists Should Be Watching

And some other House races to keep your eye on.

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What Happens When a City Can Pick and Choose Its Police Force?

In Bishkek, public officers and private security companies compete for business.

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3 Gubernatorial Toss-Ups With High Urban Stakes

A Cities guide to the very close state-level elections.

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This Could Boil Down to Turnout in Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Miami

America's major cities lean Democratic, but these swing state metropolises could end up playing a deciding role.

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The Most Popular Excuses Americans Give For Not Voting

In chart form.

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In the Wake of Sandy, Is New Jersey Facing a Voting Crisis?

"We really don't care about the election right now, it's the furthest thing from our minds," one resident says. Still, officials are scrambling to keep the polls open Tuesday.

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5 Ways Hurricane Sandy Could Reshape New York's Economy

Using 9/11 as a guide to figure out the super-storm's impact.

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Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.

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What's the True Cost of Incorporation?

Texas master-planned community The Woodlands still isn't interested in becoming a city, and they have a strong case.

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Trailer of the Day: The Central Park Five

Revisiting a miscarriage of justice.

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'Everybody Is Resistant to Change'

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains why he'll win you over on sodas, and everything else, in the end.

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New York Islanders Will Move to Brooklyn

The announcement is expected to take place at 1 p.m. today.

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As Local Governments Shrink, Private Consultants Reap Rewards

Meet the high-paid experts who are pitching our cities and states on how to save money.

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Can Turkey Capture the Islamic Tourism Market?

"Halal" hotels are fast establishing themselves in such seaside vacation regions.

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Massive Car Bomb Rocks Central Beirut

At least eight were killed in the explosion.

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In India's Cities, Separation Doesn't Mean Safety for Women

Women-only trains and taxis may only be reinforcing the threat of sexual violence in places like Gurgaon.

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Why Amtrak Keeps Breaking Ridership Records and Will Continue To Do So

The rail operator's recent success should end the debate over its privatization.

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Billboard Intimidation of the Day: Anti-Voter Fraud Signs in Ohio and Wisconsin

Anonymous advertising is against Clear Channel Policy, but this contract was signed by mistake.

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No, Urbanization Does Not Inevitably Improve a Country's Economy

This new chart from the World Bank charts the uneven relationship between urbanization and GDP in Africa.