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Potholes Are Big Politics in San Diego

Amid a contested mayoral race, deferred road maintenance costs end up front and center.

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The Geography of Abortion

America's deepest economic and political divides are reflected in the rate of abortions across the 50 states.

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The D.C. Government's All-Star Embarrassments

The hits just keep on coming for the District of Columbia's elected leaders.

5 Ways Data Can Save After-School Programs

Using information to improve programs, even when money's tight.

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Dead Pipe Dream of the Day: Syracuse's 'Destiny USA'

It's surely just as well.

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Guatemala City's Teacher Problems

Students call for reform to the pedagogical schools.

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Which Cities Are Most Prepared for Climate Change?

According to a new report, governments in Latin American and Canada are doing the most, American cities come in dead last.

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Number of the Day: 4,700

That's the number of measures the world's 58 biggest cities have passed to fight climate change.

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The Never-Ending Tumult in Cairo

Protesters decried the most recent ruling on deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.

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Concerned Citizen of the Day: D.C.'s 'Squeaky Wheel'

Does your city have a Michael Sindram?

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Rio's Garbage Pickers Lose Their Jobs

One of the world's largest open-air landfills will be shuttered. What does that mean for the 1,700 people who worked there?

The Risky Business of Parking Lot Creation

A wetlands restoration project in Boston is a cautionary tale about making bad decisions in the first place.

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Are Cities Losing Power to States?

According to a new survey of public officials, city governments face new restrictions from states.

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What To Do When There's No Water

In Dhaka, severe shortages have forced residents to get resourceful.

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Slum Evictions Move Ahead in Nairobi

Contested land ownership remains an open question for residents of Nairobi's Kiberia slum.

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Mapping 'Urbicide' in World War II

Wartime cartography shows how U.S. bombing of Japan shifted from military targets to cities in general.

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Taxpayers Foot the Bill to Protect Rush Limbaugh Statue in Missouri

There's been a lot of human-on-statue violence this week. Could Rush be next?

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Remember the Fallen

An annual ritual at Arlington National Cemetery.

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New York as Flyover Country

U.S. Navy Blue Angels soar above the World Trade Center as part of Fleet Week.