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Super Mario Just Moved to NYC

In the video game ‘Super Mario Odyssey,’ he’s ready to leap around the Big Mushroom.

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Why Does Florida Have America's Most Lethal Roads?

There’s no simple solution, but the Sunshine State is trying to tackle its astonishing rates of pedestrian deaths.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Mapping the Drone War Over Pakistan

The controversial campaign of U.S. drone strikes has been intensely focused on small northern Pakistani communities near the Afghan border.

Delfino Sisto Legnani/Italian Limes

When Borders Melt

An Italian project maps how climate change is now shifting the nation’s boundaries.

Bryan Woolston/Reuters

Baltimore Police Agree to Stop Abusing Their Power

Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.

Rick Bowmer/AP

The Birmingham Suburb That Wants to Segregate Its Schools

The predominately white, prosperous city of Gardendale hopes to secede from its poorer, more diverse school district.

Brentin Mock/CityLab

The Hidden Fences of August Wilson's Birthplace

The structures both define and devalue a fabled Pittsburgh neighborhood.

Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

The Fading Dream of a Borderless Europe

Six states in Europe’s normally passport-free Schengen Area have brought back passport controls. So what’s coming next?

Zach Gibson/AP

Does Ben Carson Believe in HUD?

During a brief and jocular confirmation hearing, the retired neurosurgeon gave few answers that suggested he believes in a strong, affirmative role for the department he’s been selected to lead.

Patrick Semansky/AP

Burned Out? Take a Sabbatical

In 2009, the U.S. Navy started offering a career break to help retain service members. Now the other armed forces—and private companies—are following suit.

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Diverse Metros Mean Higher Wages For All

A rise in the number and types of immigrant workers has benefits for high- and low-earning residents.

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Giving Cities Room to Experiment and Innovate

The latest round of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program encourages cities to find solutions based on data analysis and a human-centered approach.

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In Divided Denver, a Highway Promises Reconnection

In working-class north Denver, a $1.2 billion cut-and-cover project may transform the neighborhood that the highway once isolated. But some residents fear they'll be left behind.

Courtesy Andrea Aragón

The Guatemalan Towns Plastered With Icons of America

When workers emigrate to the U.S., the regions they leave behind often adopt identities that straddle borders.

David Ryder/Reuters

The 5 Kinds of Cities We'll See in the Populist Era

Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?

L.A. Metro

The L.A. Metro Gets a First-of-Its-Kind Sexual Harassment Hotline

The 24/7 call center, staffed by professional counselors, is meant for riders who’ve experienced groping, fondling, and indecent exposure.

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When Invisible Borders Trump the Real Ones

The economic clustering of cities often ignores the lines drawn on maps.

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What Trans Men Know About Gender in the Workplace

Want to see how men and women fare differently at work? Change gender.