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Mapping the U.S. Metros Where High Unemployment Could Persist for Years

Yes, there are still plenty of places that are unlikely to rebound until 2018 or later. 

Geoff Mcfetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC

Navigating L.A.'s Future Subway System, as Seen in 'Her'

The public transit map Theodore Twombly would have used to get around.

Actually, the Sochi Olympics Does Not Have a 'Double Toilet'

Russians aren't that weird when it comes to using the bathroom, it seems.

This One Satellite Video Shows All the Weather of 2013

The year's major weather events are all crammed into eight minutes of entrancing footage.

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The Long Regulatory Road to America's First Cat Cafe

Pending a whole lot of permits, one could open in San Francisco this summer.

Utile Inc. Architecture + Planning

Why It Makes Sense for Long Island to Rethink the Parking Garage

A first step toward retrofitting the suburbs.

Accessibility Observatory

This Map Wants to Change How You Think About Your Commute

With the help of 4.2 trillion points of data.

BikeBoards

Strap-on Skis for Your Bicycle

A simple solution for getting around in the snow.

Ride With a Rebel Dirt Bike Gang of Baltimore

A documentary explores a controversial subculture through the eyes of a young boy.

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The Particular Challenge of Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth

These kids are hard to find, and often face even greater struggles than their straight peers.

Reuters

Brazil Faces Another Round of Anti-World Cup Demonstrations

Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of São Paulo this weekend.

Reuters

The Wrongful Death Suit That Could Finally Define Uber

Questions over just who can be held liable in the "sharing economy" are coming to a head.

Reuters

Are Streetcars Part of the Transit Network?

Are they primarily about economic development or getting people around a city?

AP

How Istanbul Will Define This Decade

Istanbul is on pace to become Europe's most populous metro between 2017 and 2018. How will the city handle it?

Reuters

There Are No Gay People in Sochi, Says the Mayor of Sochi

"I am not sure, but I don't bloody know them."

REUTERS

How the Republican Plan for Immigration Reform Repeats the Mistakes of the Drug War

The SAFE Act could lead to overcrowded prisons and misplaced law enforcement priorities.

Associated Press

The Tom Waits Map of the World

Mining the musician's lyrics to find out where, exactly, "all the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes."

Japan's Drivers Must Obey Creepy Traffic Robots

Entering a construction zone in Tokyo can involve interactions with waving, dead-eyed humanoids.

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A Functional Trike Made From Recycled Household Parts

Think beach chairs, scooters, and other junk just lying around.