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Detroit Has 50,000 Stray Dogs and Only 4 Dog Catchers

And only three animal shelters. 

Le Dolci

Canada's Knockoff Cronut Burger Made a Bunch of People Horribly Sick

Several people were hospitalized.


The Astounding Odds That You'll Be Shot if You're a Black Man in Oakland

Over the past decade, the number of African American men killed nearly matched the number who graduated from high schools ready to attend university.


Sochi Is on Track to Be the Most Expensive Olympics in History

Russia may spend as much as $50 billion on new sports venues, better public transit, and modernized electric power systems.


2 Unpublished Studies Say Stop-and-Frisk Doesn't Work

There's no evidence stop-and-frisk works, but there's burgeoning evidence that it doesn't. 


6 Mind-Boggling Facts About Farms in China

China's spectacular run as provider of its own food is looking severely strained.


How Cleveland Can Help Solve America's Student-Loan Crisis

Offering college graduates reduced debt in exchange for moving to distressed cities could address two public-policy problems at once.


How Too Much Parking Strangled the Motor City

When supporting local businesses means driving everywhere.


Why We Should Build a National Internet System Under the National Highway System

A "broadband superhighway" would broaden digital access, boost the economy, and lay the foundation for an intelligent transportation system.

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Heroic Australian Scientists Try to Make a Hangover-Proof Beer

Why let stupid biology dictate our beer drinking, when we can just switch to an experimental hydrating brewski?

Chicago Has Loads of Surreal, Never-Built Visionary Architecture

Behold the Sears Tower deconstructed into flaccid tubes, a Mies van der Rohe building sunk in Lake Michigan, and other incredible concepts.


Kabul's Utterly Mundane Urban Planning Crisis

The city's biggest problem isn't suicide bombers or militants... it's the traffic.

Moment Factory

Mesmerizing Public Art of the Day: A Video Installation to Distract LAX Travelers

Will this really "bring back the romance" of travel?


Detroit Police Are Learning How to Do Stop-and-Frisk

The department says its traffic unit will evolve its mission "toward the prevention of crimes."


3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

Anti-'Stand Your Ground' Ad Recreates Trayvon Martin's Death

A highly controversial new video from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Inside the World's Tallest Slum

Torre de David was supposed to be an office skyscraper for Caracas. Then the city's economy collapsed, and squatters took over.

WNY Heritage Press

What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.


Starting a Marijuana Business in Colorado Will Cost a Small Fortune

Retail pot licensing fees are going to be massive in the state.