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These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.

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Behold the YikeBike, the Super Lightweight Folding E-Bike That Looks Like a 'Star Wars' Droid

Beep boop bip!

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Beautiful Chaos at Kolkata's Durga Puja

Think of it as the world’s largest, most popular public art fair.

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Team Name of the Day: The Denver Nuggets

Heh, heh.

Superstorm Sandy Meets Tim Burton in This Creepy Animation

A most ominous storm was brewing over the East Coast.

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The Poverty Gap Between Men and Women Around the World

To the extent that "having it all" means women having the same economic security as men, this chart on relative poverty shows it's still an elusive goal.

2012 Ballot Initiatives: Local Winners and Losers

A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.

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Don't Forget, Local Governments Are Facing a Fiscal Crisis of Their Own

It's not too late for President Obama to help fix this, and it's in his interest anyway.

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A One-Ton Gollum Now Greets Visitors to Wellington International Airport

Welcome to New Zealand, now give me back my precious!

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The Ecstasy, the Agony: Reactions to Election 2012

Revelry and misery at bars, watch parties and rallies across the country.

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The Power of Bicycles in Disaster Recovery

For New Yorkers, cycling didn't just come in handy while the subway was shut down.

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Optical Illusions That Make Street Signs 'Invisible'

This is quite an elaborate way to avoid parking tickets.

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Realistic Community-Based Principles for the Next 4 Years

The Obama administration probably won't tackle major urban policy reform, but they do have an opportunity to set our neighborhoods on a better path.

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Do Foreclosures Increase Crime After All?

On the heels of a study that showed no link between home closures and crime, new research finds a clear (though modest) connection.

The Urban Electorate: Why Republicans Can't Afford to Concede the City Vote Ever Again

Just take a look at these maps.

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8 Urban Policy Ideas for Obama's 2nd Term

8 policy ideas the president should feel more than free to steal.

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Eerie Timelapse of the Day: Washington, D.C., Without the People

It's Election Day! Freak out!

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Maybe Americans Aren't Moving Because They Don't Need To

A new paper suggests we're staying put because there's less regional variation between jobs.

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The Surprisingly Versatile Design of the Voting Booth

Images of the election booth, the world over.