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The Biggest X-Factor in the Housing Market? Where Baby Boomers Will Choose to Retire

Planning and construction all over the country will need to shift dramatically as the retired population grows.

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More on the Teen Birthrate Bible Belt Connection

What other factors influence which states have the highest teen birthrates?

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Barcelona Without Its Bulls

Is one of Spain's most famous traditions fading away?

Elena Olivo

Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.

A National Mall People Actually Want To Visit

Right now, the National Mall resembles nothing so much as an empty high school football field. But it could be much, much better.

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The Post-Storm Chaser

Using a car-top video camera, USC researcher Andrew Curtis tracks disaster recovery over time.

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How to Green Southern Cities Built in the Age of Cars and Air Conditioning

U.S. cities in the South have their own set of challenges to face in going green. But Atlanta, for one, is trying.

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The Olympics and the U.K.'s Complicated Relationship With Its Rule Breakers

Organizers of the London games have taken unprecedented measures to stop "lone wolves" from wreaking havoc. But that hasn't stopped them from making them a central part of this summer's festivities.

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Police Overreach of the Day: A 6-Year-Old Is Handcuffed in Georgia

A kindergartener was arrested after she threw a tantrum in the principal's office.

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China's New Super-High, Super-Long Suspension Bridge: Not Recommended for Vertigo Sufferers

In the realm of tall bridges, Aizhai takes first place as the world's longest.

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The Global Economic Dominance of U.S. Cities

Collectively, America's cities contribute more to global GDP than the rest of the world's cities combined.

Bicycle Routes Built for a Tiger, Zebra, or Other Zoo Animal

Tokyo cartographers create cycling routes that resemble wild animals.

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Flavors We Do Not Want to See in Lickable London Elevators: Jellied Eel, Blood Pudding...

The U.K.'s first "lickable lift" raises horrific questions about what kind of flavors will be gracing the walls.

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What I Learned About Community By Working with Community Gardens

Just outside Washington, D.C., our small nonprofit collects extra food to help hungry neighbors.

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Occupy Wall Street Gears Up for Round Two

Banned from a park, New York Occupiers take to camping on the sidewalks.

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A Biking Crash-Test Dummy Could Make Us Smarter About Cycling

We're getting closer to understanding exactly what happens to our bodies when our bikes crash.

Traffic Explained in Less Than 4 Minutes

A video on what causes congestion, and how to fix it.

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Making a Game Out of Town Hall Meetings

By awarding points for civic participation, MindMixer has helped cities across the country increase citizen engagement.

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Three Paths to Large-Scale Urban Regeneration

Paris, San Francisco, and Guangzhou have very different approaches to realizing big plans.