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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.

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Fighting Climate Change With a 300-Mile Bike Ride

200 riders peddled from New York to Washington on the annual Climate Ride.

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Infrastructure, Tourism and Taxes: The Proposed New Orleans 'Hospitality Zone'

New Orleans wants to tax its tourist areas, but can't agree on how.

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Election Day in Cairo

A city celebrates its first free election in 30 years.

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Can Revel Save Atlantic City?

New Jersey's gambling revenues have fallen every year since 2006. With its newest property, Atlantic City pins its hopes on luxury tourism.

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Beirut's 'Big Dance'

A dance initiative that encourages fitness and international connections.

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Better Technology for Planners Also Means More Citizen Participation

Bringing the public into public policy decision-making is no longer a matter of “one-and-done.”

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A Celebration of Steampunk

A festival transforms Waltham, Massachusetts, into a place worthy of Jules Verne's admiration.

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What Killing the American Community Survey Would Actually Mean

Elimination of the annual census would have huge implications for how the federal government allocates money to states and municipalities.

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Newcastle, Australia: World Capital of Tree Drama

For the second time in less than a year, this seaside community is in an uproar over something to do with trees.

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This Week in Bans: No Pets for You in Huntington Beach

Also, the Netherlands bans tourists from purchasing marijuana (yes, really), and one Indianapolis contractor gets a visit from Johnny Law.