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When All Else Fails, Paint Their Faces on Potholes

Our new urban heroes.

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Europe's Great Untapped Revenue Source: Property Taxes

But will they take advantage of it?

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A Depressingly Crowded Map of Conflicts in Africa

A lot has happened in just a few years.

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Everything You Need to Know About the New York Soda Ban

It's official: New York City restaurants will soon be barred from serving sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces.

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Messages of Protest: Reactions to the Embassy Turmoil

"Anything but our prophet," "America supports all faiths," and other signs from the protests in the Middle East.

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In Aiding Struggling Megacities, Can Any Conference Solve These Problems?

Thousands gathered in Venice last week to discuss the future of cities. But urbanization seems almost impossible to coordinate on a global basis.

Love Is Destroying Rome's Infrastructure: This Week in Bans

The freshest news in what's been outlawed across the world.

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Walmart and the Climate of Hatred

A recent study connecting the presence of Walmarts with hate groups makes a number of problematic logical leaps.

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What Chicago Can Expect From a Long Teachers' Strike

During a 19-day strike in 1987, teachers eventually set up temporary classrooms.

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The Legal Activities Banned in London

More than 400 zones in Britain's dominant city have extra rules. Disobeying them can get you a ticket.

Iowa Mayor Cleans Filthy Commode Himself After Complaints

Ready for a feel-good edition of our weekly restroom column?

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Chicago Teachers Strike Puts Charter Schools in the Spotlight

With traditional public schools out of session, will parents make the switch?

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We Remember: September 11, Eleven Years Later

Private moments at public gatherings in New York and Washington.

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How to Create More Latino-Run Businesses

Latino immigrants open fewer small businesses than other groups. Here's how we can close the gap.

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Mapping L.A.'s Endangered Pot Shops

Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.

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The High Cost of Stadiums: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Baby Formula Is Out at Tulsa Hospitals: This Week in Bans

Also, Sioux City bars texting while driving and a notorious hoon gets jailed in Australia.

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The Netherlands' Awkward Intersection of Drugs, Tourism, and Local Culture

An effort to ban marijuana sales to foreigners threatens more than just the economy.

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3 Sizes Fit All: Norfolk's Downtown, Urban, and Suburban Designations

Easing revitalization by placing the city's neighborhoods into one of three groups.