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Why We Should Worry About the Drop in Immigrant-Led Start-Ups

New visa requirements are pushing American-trained foreigners to start their businesses in other countries.

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The Christian Case for Cities

In The Space Between, pastor Eric Jacobsen makes a compelling case that the faithful have a special calling to care for our urban spaces.

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What Really Drew Asian Immigrants to the Suburbs?

Perhaps, more than anything else, it was the allure of the "American Dream."

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Humanitarian Organizations Turn Their Attention to Europe

The Red Cross is now trying to raise millions for the urban poor there.

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St. Petersburg Moves To Outlaw Noisy Sex: This Week in Bans

Also, New York City cancels the livestream of a rebellious Rubber Room teacher, and Rhode Island pours grass killer on America's Lawn of Freedom.

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Is This Recording Enough to End Stop and Frisk?

Listen to the audio a 17-year-old secretly recorded of police disparaging his mixed-race appearance and threatening to break his arm.

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The Perils of Rust Belt Memes

National coverage of ruin and revival gloss over deeper truths about these cities.

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Athens Erupts in Anti-Merkel Protests

Lots of police clashes, and even a bit of nakedness.

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Bostonians Committed to School Diversity Haven't Given Up on Busing

Mayor Thomas Menino says busing is unpopular and outdated. So why are 10,000 Boston kids on a waiting list to be bused to higher-quality schools?

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The Geography of the Latino Vote

Hispanic voters could influence the presidential race in key battleground states.

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The Grim Consequences of Closing Urban Hospitals

New research from Philadelphia finds that the city's newborn mortality rate spiked after a spate of hospital closures.

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The Irreplaceable History Being Destroyed in Aleppo

The city's cultural treasures, including its Grand Mosque and centuries-old souk, are in danger of being permanently lost to the war.

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Yes, This Ad Is Offensive. But Free Speech Rides Public Transit, Too

Sometimes embracing free speech means sharing the subway with an ad that churns your stomach.

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Belgrade Cancels Its Gay Pride Parade, Again: This Week in Bans

Also, Britain bans curves from school architecture and two chaps get exiled from an all-you-can-eat Mongolian restaurant.

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A 50,000-Person, 217-Mile March for Land Reform

Landless Indians are taking their concerns to the capital en masse.

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The Aftermath of Hong Kong's Deadly Ferry Crash

37 people were killed after two boats collided.

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How Michigan Duped Canada Into Buying a New Bridge

Canada agreed to front the money after Tea Party activists voted against paying to replace the aging Ambassador Bridge.

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Will Ousted Georgian President's Instant City Live On?

Plans to build a city of 500,000 from scratch may not survive after he leaves office.

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Thousands of Gandhis March Through India's Streets

Celebrations in time for the former leader's 143rd birthday.