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The Forgotten History of Cricket in the USA

Before baseball's meteoric rise, cricket was the American game of choice.

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In the World of Food Trends, Nothing Stays Popular Forever

Vodka-mayonnaise cocktails, anyone?

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Cash, Shopping, and Free Dim Sum Brought Pro-Beijing Protestors to Hong Kong

 Hong Kong's silent democratic opposition has finally spoken up. Or has it?

Take a San Francisco Gentrification Quiz from 1985

Signs that your neighborhood has become upscale: computer stores, needlepoint boutiques... exotic-bird shops?

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Las Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network

The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.

Paul Lukas

Learning How to Read Your City's Streets: 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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The Nation Needs a Permanent Memorial for the Lost Lives of Black Men

Their communities won't forget—and the rest of the country shouldn't, either.

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These Georgia Teens Created a Yelp to Rate the Police

Four "solution-focused" siblings are launching Five-O, an app to share and rate experiences with law enforcement. 

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Lessons From NYC's TB Outbreak Could Help Manage Ebola

30 years ago, tuberculosis ripped through New York City's low-income neighborhoods. The experience could translate to Lagos, Nigeria, as it struggles to battle Ebola.

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Justice Reform in the U.S. Should Start With Probation

As the Justice Department probes the police crisis in Ferguson, leaders must also look at racial biases in the probation system.

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Will Wildly Expensive Housing Devour the Economies of Wealthy Countries?

There's not enough cheap housing to go around. 

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The Rise of Robot Scheduling Is a Nightmare for Low-Wage Workers

With automated software, schedules and salaries fluctuate to the point where workers can barely plan ahead.

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The Fergusons We Already Forgot

There's no shortage of examples of militarized U.S. policing gone wrong in recent years. 

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Lawn Signs for People Who Hate Lawn Signs

An experiment in the absurd from Maplewood, New Jersey.

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3 Big-Time Benefits of Real-Time Transit Data

They decrease wait time, improve satisfaction, and (likely) increase ridership.

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Help Science Identify a Kajillion Astronaut Photos of Cities

"Night Cities" is an ambitious project to create an atlas of urban space photography.

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Across the U.S., a Moment of Silence for Ferguson

Hundreds of demonstrators in dozens of cities marched for the memory of Michael Brown and other young black men whose lives were cut short.

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How the U.N. Is Grappling With the Role of Cities in Sustainable Development

Cities are home to a majority of the human race for the first time in history. But finding a place for them in the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years has proven surprisingly controversial. 

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Twitter Made an Amazing Map of Twitter Going Nuts Over Ferguson

Every geotagged tweet about #Ferguson, which shows the speed of global news today.