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The Workforce Is Even More Divided by Race Than You Think

The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing much higher wages and lower unemployment than blacks and Hispanics.

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A City With No Children

We've made it harder than ever for kids to walk, bike or even play outside and the consequences are dire.

What's the Weirdest Place You've Ever Been Confronted by a Constituent?

There's no such thing as personal space when you're mayor.

What's the First Thing You Do When You Arrive at City Hall Each Day?

You asked. Mayors answered.

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Why These Midwest Millennials Are Choosing Milwaukee Over Chicago

"I don't have to work seven days a week here to pay the bills and do what I want to do."

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How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.

Andrew Brooks Photography

A Quest to Expose the Forgotten Spaces of Europe

Like a church tower used for hiding from the Nazis, and a paved-over river full of colossal spiderwebs.

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The Fatigues Off Her Back

A beautiful new book about women in the military is printed on paper made from their uniforms.

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Inside the World's Most Outrageous Mall: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

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Moscow Introduces a Rather Unusual Way to Pay for the Subway: Squats

Thirty can win you one free subway ticket.

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One World Trade Center's Skyscraper Supremacy Hinges on One Thing

What do you call that thing on top?

Associated Press

David Ortiz Came in (a Very Distant) Third in Boston's Mayoral Election

Bostonians really do love their baseball.

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Someone in Philly Is Using Instagram to Intimidate Witnesses

The "stop snitching" movement meets social media. 

Reuters

A Clever Way for New Yorkers to Give Bill De Blasio a Piece of Their Minds

Talking Transition is going to collect comments, suggestions, and kvetching from people across the city.

Mark Byrnes

A Windfall of Art as Buffalo's Tallest Building Goes Dark

HSBC Bank moved out of the city's biggest skyscraper and its leaving its impressive modernist art collection behind.

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Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality

The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.

Don't Freak Out, but the First 3D-Printed Metal Gun Totally Works

It fired 50 rounds and showed no signs of stopping.

The Sad Fate (But Historic Legacy) of the Houston Astrodome

Though now likely doomed for demolition, when the Astrodome first opened in 1965, it was a profoundly American invention.

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4 Hard Truths About Transit

Lessons that bear repeating to residents of large cities around the world.