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The Remarkable Year in Protests

From Kiev to Ferguson, demonstrators took to the streets and made their voices heard in 2014.

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How Chinese Food on Christmas Became a Jewish-American Tradition

The circumstances that birthed Jewish Christmas are deeply historical, sociological, and religious. And nothing else was open on NYC's Lower East Side.

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The Holiday Spike in Domestic Abuse

It's not new, and it's getting worse this year.

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It's Been a Big Year for Outrage in Public Art

Remembering the public artworks the fueled the most heated reactions in 2014.

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Game of Thrones Could Really Use a Public Transit System

This rail proposal isn't perfect, but it sure beats taking the Eastern Road and getting sacked by a hedge knight.

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Inside the High-Stakes Effort to Stop Murder in New Orleans

Three years ago, the violence-stricken city bet big on a data-focused approach funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. When will we know if it's working?

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Should We All Be Eating Reindeer Meat?

A British supermarket is under fire for selling reindeer steaks. Is this "sick novelty for profit," or an eco-smart protein option?

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America's Streets Are Safer for Drivers, But Not for Pedestrians

U.S. roads are safer than they've ever been for people who travel in cars. But has that come at the expense of those who travel on foot?

Hernan Cazares

Welcome to the Startup Tijuana

With the violence of the drug war behind it, the border city is experiencing a boom of arts and startup activity, spurred by the group Reactivando Espacios.  

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How the Chances of a White Christmas Have Changed Since the 1960s

A new analysis of weather data shows that in a few regions, it has become less common to see snow over the holidays.

Brian Libby

Can an Art Collector Save a Portland Ruin?

Jordan Schnitzer wants to turn the long-dilapidated Centennial Mills into the city's next revitalized neighborhood—even if it means reaching into his own pocket.

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14 Maps That Explain 2014

A cartographic tour through the year that was.

Christina Davidson

How the Cycle of Chronic Homelessness Begins—and Ends

Untreated mental illness, addiction, and childhood trauma can spin a life out of control. This is a story about taking it back.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

2014: An Epic Year for Climate Change and Other Weather-Related Disasters

Extreme heat, record-breaking floods, and a terrifying tornado in oil country—all in all, a year we can't afford to forget.

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The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

Guinness World Records

The Intense Competition to Be the World's Most Decorated House

This year, winning took 601,736 lights.

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Tourism to Antarctica Could Be Making Penguins Sick

One group of researchers found 20 different pathogens on 15 pairs of travelers' boots.

Sudaca/Caro Patlis

A Bare-Bones Electric Motorcycle for Green Urban Riding

This ultralight bike is designed to cut pollution and slice through traffic jams.

AP Photo/Diana Haecker

Confronting Climate Change in an Alaskan Village: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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