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In New York, Low-Income Smokers Spend 25 Percent of Their Money on Cigarettes

And they paid nearly 40 percent of the state's cigarette tax revenue.

Library of Congress

The Real Town Behind This Year's Newbery Medal Winning Book

Dead End in Norvelt is based on a New Deal-era subsistence farming community in rural Pennsylvania.

A New Idea for Growing Start-Ups in Rust Belt Cities

In Lansing, Michigan, an incubator encourages sustainable companies to take root in the shrinking city.

Patrick Baty

A Day in the Life of a Paint Detective

Meet the man who can figure out the birthplace of 200-year-old doors, just by looking at them.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Center

The Right Way to Turn Art Into Economic Development

Project Row Houses transforms Depression-era homes into a community art museum and affordable housing.

Mark Byrnes

Anatomy of an L.A. Police Pursuit

How police and media helicopters navigate the crowded airspace of L.A. when a suspect's on the run.

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Cities Get Sick in Different Ways

Manchester fights depression, Cardiff obesity, and Amsterdam respiratory disease. What's up with these differences?

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Finally, Shoes With GPS

Keep track of wayward family members with these high-tech kicks.

Athanasia Leivaditou

A Fully Hermetic Motorcycle for Safe Urban Riding

It's like riding inside the Popemobile, but less cool.

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Restoration of the Day: The U.K.'s Largest 3D Map

A preceding model was created by exiled Polish troops to defend the Scottish coastline.

NYC Mayor's Office

Artist Builds Living Room Atop Towering NYC Statue

Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus” is mounted six stories up in Columbus Circle.

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A Grim Map of Disappeared Mexican Journalists

Drug wars and cartels have been blamed for the disappearance of at least 13 journalists since 2003.

The Geography of the 47%

The states with the highest share of tax non-payers may actually contain the very conservative votes that Romney needs.

Reuters

What the End of the Chicago Teachers Strike Means for the Rest of the Country

A broader debate about the rights of public sector employees is just beginning.

Boosted Boards

This $1299 Electric Skateboard Kind of Misses the Point

The "world's lightest electric vehicle" has the backing of Stanford engineers. But is it really skating?

Reuters

In Kathmandu, a Festival for Women

A ten-day festival for purity and happy marriages.

Spothero

You May Never Have to Circle the Block Looking for a Spot Again

With SpotHero, you can reserve a space in advance online.

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How Yale's Outgoing President Made Peace — and Prosperity — With New Haven

Richard Levin's remarkable legacy on the home front.

10 Amazing 'Living' Green Roofs

Long popular in Europe, these designs are gaining a foothold in America and beyond.