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Flags for the Fallen

The country prepares for Memorial Day.

This Is What the Scar From a Tornado Looks Like Through a Suburban Town

Aerial images of destruction on a stunning scale.

How Waze Became the Hottest Map App Around

Why is the Israeli mobile GPS startup drawing acquisition prices as high as Instagram and Tumblr?

The Feds Are Fighting Forest Fires Wrong

The government pours billions into fighting fires but skimps on cheap, proven methods for stopping megafires before they start.

What We Know So Far About the Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Officials have confirmed a truck collided with the trusses.

Will Brick-and-Mortar Stores Find New Life ... as Datacenters?

Sears is looking into re-purposing its shuttered stores as datacenters, starting with one in Chicago.

The Case for Caution When It Comes to Building Streetcars

There are several reasons to be excited about streetcars — and several others to be skeptical.

Has the Golden Gate Bridge Been Ruined by These 'Ugly' Sculptures?

Some San Franciscans are not happy about the new public art at Crissy Field, which they claim obstructs views and looks like "giant steel droppings."

Did a Well-Meaning Reality TV Show Help Reinvigorate Vancouver's Anti-Gentrification Movement?

The Downtown Eastside neighborhood had a rocky spring.

Brazil's Most Expensive New Stadium Faces Its First Test

Demolished and rebuilt, Brasilia's Mane Garrincha National Stadium is almost ready.

4 Big Questions Looming Over Chicago's School Closings

It's been a bruising and emotional year for Chicago's Board of Education and opponents alike. But the hardest part is still to come.

Technology Alone Won't Save Poor Kids in Struggling Schools

Researchers gave hundreds of computers to California students who didn't have them at home. Nothing changed.

Invention of the Day: Shoes That Generate Power From Your Steps

Soon there will be a windmill for your exhale, too.

Drowning Was the Largest Cause of Death From Superstorm Sandy

A new report examines the human toll of the hurricane.

Anthony Weiner's NYC Mayoral Campaign Website Features ... the Pittsburgh Skyline

Whoops.

What's Going On With Rob Ford, Toronto's Alleged Crack-Smoking Mayor?

Plus a brief history of Rob Ford impersonators.

Dramatic Photographs of Alaska's Erupting Volcano, as Seen From Space

Turns out, it's hard to get a good picture of an eruption, which makes these shots all the more remarkable.

Selling the Public on Public Housing

There's a lot of fear and misinformation out there, but a new public relations initiative called ReThink is trying to change that.

The Moore Tornado May Have Done $2 Billion of Damage

That's about a quarter the size of Oklahoma's state budget.