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The Skyrocketing Costs of Running for Mayor of a Major U.S. City

While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.

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Where People Are Waiting to Vote the Longest

A quick survey of polling place waits around the country.

Regardless of Who Wins the White House, America Is Still More Conservative Than It Used to Be

The trend over the past decade is clear.

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The Congressional Races Urbanists Should Be Watching

And some other House races to keep your eye on.

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What Happens When a City Can Pick and Choose Its Police Force?

In Bishkek, public officers and private security companies compete for business.

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3 Gubernatorial Toss-Ups With High Urban Stakes

A Cities guide to the very close state-level elections.

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This Could Boil Down to Turnout in Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Miami

America's major cities lean Democratic, but these swing state metropolises could end up playing a deciding role.

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The Intimacy of Apartment Living, Captured in a Graphic Novel Box Set

Chris Ware chats about his imaginative new work, Building Stories.

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The Most Popular Excuses Americans Give For Not Voting

In chart form.

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SNAFU of the Day: D.C. Metro Forgets to Turn the Clocks, Strands Revelers

Whoops!

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London's Raucous Babble of Languages

Data engineers examined more than 3 million tweets to create this sprawling linguistic cartography.

The Story Behind New York Magazine's Hurricane Sandy Cover

How the photo was shot, and what it means.

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Occupy Wall Street's New Gig: Hurricane Relief

Sandy seems to be bringing out the best in a lot of New Yorkers, including the Zucotti Park organizers.

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Will Cities Be Ready for the Next Sandy?

Climate change is here. Here's what cities can do to mitigate some of its worst effects.

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'Much of the Beach Is Gone'

Fire Island, a beach community off the coast of Long Island, struggles in the wake of massive Sandy damage.

In the Wake of Sandy, Is New Jersey Facing a Voting Crisis?

"We really don't care about the election right now, it's the furthest thing from our minds," one resident says. Still, officials are scrambling to keep the polls open Tuesday.

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5 Ways Hurricane Sandy Could Reshape New York's Economy

Using 9/11 as a guide to figure out the super-storm's impact.

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Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.

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Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."