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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 'Fluxos,' 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.

Should Boston Think Differently About an Olympic Bid?

Version 2.0 of the Boston 2024 bid frames the Olympic Games the right way: as a means to an end in building housing and transit.

Wealth Doesn't Trickle Down, But the Effects of Housing Discrimination Do

From 1990 to 2010, wealth has accumulated in ever-richer neighborhoods, thanks in part to exclusionary housing practices.

The Dangerous Consequences of the Supreme Court's Ruling on Mercury Pollution

The court rejected the EPA’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, deeming it too expensive to implement. That’s bad for cities.

An Overpass Built For a Bear

Oslo’s new “bee highway” is just one part of an emerging trend in highway infrastructure.

Story Time With Subway Strangers

One New York transplant documents reading riders on social media—and finds community in the process.