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Reuters

Despite Successes in Colorado and Washington, Marijuana Advocates Still See Cities As Their Best Bet

The working theory: If big, liberal cities won't liberalize their marijuana laws, statewide initiatives are bound to fail. 

Associated Press

India Finally Gets Its Own Street View, But It's Missing Most Famous Monuments

Wander through 12 cities for the first time.

Sophie Quinton

How Gentrification Is Reshaping Oakland's Schools

The city's incoming middle- and upper-class families are rallying around public schools.

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The Future of Air Travel Has Arrived in Denver

The NextGen system has made flying into the city's international airport smoother, quicker, cleaner, and above all predictable.

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This Heat-Sensing Helicopter Can Find Your Illicit Marijuana-Grow House

British police busted an apartment-tower grow operation after noticing its heat signature through the walls.

John Locke

New York Could Get a Classroom Inside a Dumpster

The proposed learning center looks like a blimp got stuck in a rubbish bin.

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The Neverending Evolution of 'Quality of Life' Rankings

Society has been quantifying the "best" places to live for a long time, but the things we care most about are never fixed.

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Welcome to Madrid! Here's a Long List of Things You're Not Allowed to Do

Spain's capital is banning everything from dangerous rollerblading to jumping in a fountain.

Sky Horse Publishing

Tree Houses for Grown-Ups, the Complete Collection

Birdhouse apartments, hanging human-sized nests, and other wonders are all featured in a gorgeous new book by Barcelona-based Loft Publications.

BitLock

Start Your Own Bike-Share With This Keyless Bike Lock

Unlock the bike with a smartphone and grant access to friends. 

Associated Press

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

He won't face any jail time though.

Reuters

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

If everyone you know is telling you to buy a house, you should read Robert Shiller's work.

Reuters

Catholics in Germany Aren't Happy With This Bishop's $42 Million Residence

The bathtub alone cost $20,000. 

AP

When Should Cops Be Required to Wear Cameras?

Striking the privacy balance is key. 

The French Are Building a Mall by the Eiffel Tower, and China Wants to Buy It

The country's bid to buy property in the heart of the City of Light.

Reuters

Cities Are Trying to Fix Their Schools by Luring the Middle Class: It Won't Work

These initatives cannot substitute for reforms that address the root causes of concentrated poverty, budget shortfalls, and failing schools.

Right of Way

What We Can Do About Kids Killed by Cars

In the 1970s, the Dutch launched an effort to "stop the child murder" by drivers. Could the U.S. do the same?

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Could Free Rent Bring Oakland's Downtown to Life?

The city's commercial center still feels depressingly lifeless. "Popuphood" wants to change that, fast.

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White Flight's Surprising 'Silver Lining'

The historic exodus of whites from American cities helped boost black homeownership nationwide.