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Ferguson Awaits an Answer

But when we learn the grand jury's decision Monday, it will not provide answers as to the guilt or innocence of Officer Darren Wilson.

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Wanted: More (and Better) Discourse on Designing Diverse Communities

Broadening our understanding of how different groups interact with their physical environments would be a great first step.

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Rio's 2016 Olympics Have Already Done One Thing Better Than London 2012

These mascots are actually kind of cute.

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The World's First Marijuana Credit Union Will Open in January

Thanks to an overlooked law, Colorado's legal pot enterprises will finally get the legitimate banking services they need. But discord with the feds still casts a shadow over the industry.

Lunar Mission One.

For $100, You Can Put Your DNA on the Moon

Lunar Mission One will launch in 2024—if enough backers fund the project on Kickstarter.

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Why the Delhi Metro Needs to Get Rid of the 'Ladies Compartment'

Grouping female passengers into single cars underscores the idea that women can't use transit freely.

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Wearable Basketball Tech: Should You Bring It To a Pickup Game?

New devices aim to help you improve your game like the pros do. But do you really wanna be "that player" at your neighborhood's next game?

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How to Make a Better Map—Using Neuroscience

These three cartographers are applying advances in brain science and cognitive psychology to their work.

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Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

Demonstrations in nearly 100 cities will follow the grand jury announcement on officer Darren Wilson.

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Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

One of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy is trying a radical attempt at harm reduction. Will it work?

Arlington County

Its Streetcar Plan Defeated, Arlington Looks to Better Buses

For much less money, the county can still get much-improved mobility.

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The Best Reads on Marion Barry, D.C.'s Mayor for Life

With his death early this morning, the District is mourning a complicated man.

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Friday's Verrazano Bridge Protesters Join a Long History of Pro-Bike Activism

New Yorkers have been advocating for a bike and walking path for as long as the bridge has been around: 50 years.

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The Fight to Bring Pittsburghese to Merriam-Webster

Some jagoffs are trying to get Pittsburgh's go-to insult into a real English-language dictionary.

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Big-City Mayors Line Up Behind Obama's Immigration Order

Leaders plan to meet next month in New York to discuss how their cities can work with the new federal action.

Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Venice Declares War on Wheeled Luggage

The city's reasoning is ... sound. Way too much of it.

Victoria Lautman

Can India's Ancient Stepwells Help Solve the Country's Water Crisis?

Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.

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Rethinking Whole Foods in Detroit: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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This 'Beer Price Index' Will Streamline Your Party Budget

If you love cheap beer, steer clear of Oslo and head for Warsaw.