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Is Anyone Happy With Their Local Schools?

Hispanics largely are, but African Americans aren't, according to the State of the City Poll. 

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A New Penn Station Wing for Amtrak in New York May Be Closer Than We Thought

The second phase of Moynihan Station is nearly funded.

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The Best Job Markets for Young College Grads Now

The U.S. economy added 2.2 million jobs that require post-secondary education between 2010 and 2014. Here's how they shake out.

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A Resurgence of Ravens in New York City: 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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Moving This Weekend? So Are Your Microbes

Each of us has a unique bacterial fingerprint. New research indicates it's stamped all over our homes.

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Cyclists: Let's Talk About Shoaling

Why you shouldn't let inexperienced cyclists get under your skin.

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A Vast New Archive of Images From the Great Depression

A new project from Yale invites viewers to explore some 175,000 photographs of America in the 1930s and '40s.

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How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions

Webcams, Twitter, and data visualizations show you what's going on with Bárðarbunga and Mount Tavurvur.

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People in a Hurry Choose Uber Over Traditional Cabs

In San Francisco, unlike with taxis, people rarely wait more than 10 minutes for a ride service.

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Beachfront in the Time of Climate Change

It's the end of the summer, but it's starting to feel like the end of an era. 

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What Mitch McConnell Gets Wrong About the Minimum Wage

A minimum-wage increase will be a boon to tens of thousands of workers in San Francisco, D.C., and other cities. These hikes don't stymie business—in fact, they don't go far enough to address inequality.

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A Pot That Makes Plants Too Adorable to Neglect

Are you guilty of forgetting your succulents? Meet Rainy Pot.

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Cape Town's Universal Wi-Fi Program Isn't Ambitious Enough

It offers too little data—and, with a completion date of 2030, too late.

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St. Louis Is Growing More Diverse, Just Not in Majority-Black Areas

Rust Belt cities like St. Louis want to attract more immigrants, but few are integrating into African-American neighborhoods.

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The Many Ways to Map the Islamic 'State'

Is ISIS carving out borders by controlling infrastructure? It depends on your definition of 'control.'

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You Should Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things

Anticipation of a new experience is the best part, new data shows.

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This Year, We'll See Big Differences in the Roles of Cops in U.S. Schools

As classes resume, school districts around the country try different approaches toward police on campus. 

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College-Educated Minorities Report Far Fewer Good-Paying Job Opportunities Than Whites

The other education gap. 

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The Memphis Airport Is on a Mission to Become Its Own City

But whether America's cargo capital can support a real urban center remains to be seen.