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Introducing Officials Gone Wild: A Blotter of Local Leaders Behaving Badly

It's hard to keep up with all the minor political scandals out there. Let us help you with this weekly list.

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Are These the Fastest-Gentrifying Neighborhoods in the U.S.?

What changes in the white population share can and can't tell us.

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Is It Time to Stop Building Convention Centers?

The convention center market is over-saturated, but the race to keep building them bigger and better hasn't slowed.

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Famous Glasgow Slum Meets 600 Lbs. of Explosives

The '60s-era Red Road Flats complex was once seen as the solution to urban overcrowding in Scotland; now it's turning to rubble.

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Scenes From Myanmar's Slums

Crushing poverty has fueled violence between the country's Muslims and Buddhist communities.

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Canaries in the Global Coalmine: Birdsong in a Changing Climate

How increasing CO2 in the atmosphere will affect the songs of birds.

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Potholes Are Big Politics in San Diego

Amid a contested mayoral race, deferred road maintenance costs end up front and center.

The Cost of Sprawl on Clean Water

The way we grow could have a major impact on water quality in the future.

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11 of the Best Documentaries About Cities Streaming on Netflix

Profiles of cities, their people and their dramas.

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The Geography of Abortion

America's deepest economic and political divides are reflected in the rate of abortions across the 50 states.

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How Ghana's Coffin Builders Inspired 'Zombie Furniture'

Looking for furniture that will both tie the room together and make your guests gag with fear?

Chart(s) of the Day: How D.C.'s Infrastructure Is Changing

There are many more apartment buildings, for one thing.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Hated Cities, Which Might Explain Why Americans Love Him

On his 145th birthday, a look back at Wright's legacy.

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How an Austrian Mountain Village Ended Up in China

Developers unveil a tourist attraction that mimics a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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This Dresden Drainpipe Will Rock Your World

This byzantine downspout would be a deathtrap for Mario and Luigi.

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Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us to Walk More?

How Americans might be able to leverage technology to get back in our pedestrian groove.

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In Spain, a Festival to Ward Off Sea Monsters

Little girls dressed as angels celebrate the Festa da Coca.

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The Fastest Road in America

Texas bets drivers will pay more than $5 to drive 5 mph faster between San Antonio and Austin.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: Rail Edition

New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.