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Charlottesville, Va., Says 'No' to Drones

Also, BART tries to get public poopers to keep it in their pants, and Penn State fights against a boozy "State Patty's" tradition.

That Adorable Local Ad That Defined Your Childhood Ran in 100 Markets

The "Hello News" jingle personalized local TV news for a generation of watchers.

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The Study That Could Upend Everything We Thought We Knew About Declining Urban Crime

An NYU sociologist now says New York's famed police tactics had nothing to do with the city's turnaround.

New Englanders Probably Shouldn't Look at These Photos of the Catastrophic Blizzard of 1978

Considering the "historic" blizzard in this weekend's weather forecast and all.

Video Compilation of the Day: Movie Scenes Where Someone Gets Hit by a Bus

It's the oldest, dumbest trick in the book.

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The White House Has a Powerful New Advocate for Healthy Living

Sally Jewell, Obama's pick for Secretary of Interior, is a former CEO of REI.

Which Small Businesses Get a Bump From the Super Bowl?

Heat maps from Square highlight how concentrated the benefits from the big game really are.

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The French 'Spider-Man' Freeclimbs in Havana

Daredevil Alain Robert takes his talents to Cuba.

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Do Big City Drivers Actually Have It Worse?

The latest look at how much time American commuters spend in traffic, and the methodology problems that come along with it.

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Perhaps the Biggest Losers in Today's Postal Service Announcement? Freelancers

Saturday mail delivery still matters – a lot – to independent contractors.

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4 Reasons the U.S. Trails the World in Road Safety

The biggest one is simply that Americans drive more.

America's Biggest Landlord Would Be Much Greener If It Followed Its Own Rules

The federal government controls an enormous amount of land. Here are some ways for them to use the space responsibility.

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Legendary 'Fritz the Cat' Director Plans a Film About Coney Island

Ralph Bakshi's newest animation deals with the "freaky midways" of Coney Island, as well as "Kennedy’s assassination, the mafia, Bobby Dylan, Vietnam, Dick Tracy, Miss America, and more."

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How the Internet Reinforces Inequality in the Real World

What happens to a community with no "digital shadow" on the web?

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Density vs. Livability in the World's Biggest Cities

The two don't necessarily go together, according to a new report.

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In Search of the Cheapest American Cities for Beer Drinkers

A new cost-of-living calculator lets you plan your next move based on a city's bar density and price of a six-pack.

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Imagining a Drone-Proof City

A sci-fi riff on Middle Eastern building traditions.

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Visions of the Seattle That Could Have Been

The city's new Museum of History and Industry offers a portrait of how Seattle innovated its way into the 21st century, and what got lost along the way.

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Urban Annihilation Fantasy of the Day: Attacking the Nest of Wickedness, a.k.a. New York City

If destructive fantasies are, like imitation, a form of flattery, then New York City should feel pretty good about itself.