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Why Black Churches Are at Risk (and Not Just From Arson)

The ATF says recent blazes at black churches are likely not hate crimes. But black churches still face serious existential problems.

Things That Go Boom In the Night

Pyrotechnic nuts share the craziest new firework trends.

How U.S. Schools Are Failing Immigrant Children

A 40-year-old Supreme Court decision obligates schools to assist English-language learners. San Francisco has just been ordered to figure out how.

Make a Print of Any Place on the Globe

For a custom map, just click, drag, and zoom.

Inside London's New Subterranean Urban Farm

The farm, located 115 feet below a busy South London street, uses hydroponic techniques to grow pesticide-free crops.

Juárez to Tourists: It's Safe to Come Back Now

The Mexican border city’s murder rate is nowhere near where it once was. But Americans haven’t gotten the message.

18 Reasons America Should Adopt a Per-Mile Driving Fee

The complete case, in one chart-filled list.

Overtime Gets a Break

President Obama announced a regulation to more than double the threshold for overtime pay. How much will this help the American middle class?

An Intro to 'Fluxo,' São Paulo's Latest Funk Music Craze

Teenage casanovas, booming car speakers, and freaky dance moves make these street parties a weekly destination for the city’s music fans.

An Artist Trolls London Into Painting a Wall Over and Over

A year-long experiment with the anti-graffiti squad.

Smoke From Canada's Wildfires Is Reaching All the Way to Texas

The fire season up north is off to an early and aggressive start.

How Seattle Is Reclaiming Its Waterfront From an Elevated Urban Highway

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down, and a vast new park system is coming up.

What Makes a Great Bus Driver, According to the Best in the World

Past and present champions of the world’s premier bus-driving competition tell all.

Why Employment Protections Must Be the Next Step for LGBTQ Americans

After 40 years of efforts, there is still no federal law protecting queer and trans workers from job discrimination. This failure is keeping those communities in poverty.

The Bug-Eating Movement Is Coming for Your Milkshakes

This protein powder is like whey, but made out of crickets.

London Will Soon Have Its First All-Electric Double-Decker Bus

The city has had single-decker electric buses since 2013, but electric double-deckers had previously been thought to be too difficult to build.

How Walking in Nature Prevents Depression

A study finds that wild environments boost well-being by reducing obsessive, negative thoughts.

A Mysterious Streak of Fire Appeared Over the Southeast U.S.

“I thought it was a plane exploding at first,” says a witness.

Nearly a Third of Americans Own at Least One Gun

They’re predominantly “white, married men over the age of 55,” say researchers.