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An Amazingly Effective Support System for Single Moms

The Jeremiah Program knows what single moms need to finish college: housing and child care.

The Forgotten Urban Transportation Problem We Should Be Trying to Fix

Freight is crippling metro areas, but it's rarely part of city planning.

Just 15 Percent of L.A. Voters Turned Out to Elect a New Mayor

Low voter turnout is something of a trend in America's second largest city.

Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps

Hey, is that soybean field looking at me?

The New Geography of Teen Mothers

A look at why birth rates vary so dramatically across states.

New York Street Vendors Displaced by Bike-Share Want Their Voices Heard

Turns out it's not that easy for a sidewalk food cart to just pick up and move.

Is Beirut's Reputation for LGBT Tolerance a Myth?

The presence of Syrian refugees may have also played a role in a recent crackdown on gay bars.

Visualizing the Impact of Mega-Storms on Transit

A graphic shows the movement of New Yorkers during and around the worst storms of the last three years.

New Satellite-Eye Views of the Deadly Oklahoma Tornado

Even from space, the storm that dropped the Moore tornado looks chilling.

Airline Perk of the Day: A Book That Lasts Precisely the Length of Your Flight

Qantas Airways' new literary marketing strategy.

Imagining Syracuse Without Its Elevated Highway

Syracuse University students are tackling the issue at the same time as the state DOT.

Where Do Schools Spend the Most Per Kid?

New York spends three times as much money per student as Utah.

The Surprising Reason Oklahoma Doesn't Have Enough Tornado Shelters

Yesterday's tornado was deadly not just because of the vagaries of the sky. It was deadly, too, because of the fickleness of the ground.

Atlanta's Getting a Ferris Wheel

The city has approved plans for SkyView Atlanta, scheduled to debut next month.

Quantifying the Cost of Sprawl

In infrastructure, service delivery and tax receipts.

'Worse Than May 3, 1999'

What will Oklahoma's recovery cost?

How Climate Change May Reshape Tornado Season

Of all the weather phenomena, from droughts to hurricanes, it's hardest to figure out how a warmer planet will impact Tornado Alley. Here's why.

Miami's Newest Proposed Tourist Attraction: A Gigantic Fake Sun

The giant artificial orb would sit in the middle of the harbor and change color throughout the day to replicate solar effects.

The Lopsided Geography of America's Bacteria-Related Deaths

Bacterial infections are killing more people in some parts of country, but not others.