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Postcard From Tashkent

Officials terrified residents of one neighborhood when they staged a mock terrorist attack, and other news.

Elephants and Whales on the London Tube

Artists connect the dots to reveal animal shapes on the city's subway map.

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Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.

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Chicago's Booming Beer Scene, Explained

The Windy City is setting itself up as America's next beer mecca. Here's how they did it.

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Where to Find a Service Job in 2020

Service jobs are projected to make up more than roughly half of all new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

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Why China's Urbanization Isn't Creating a Middle Class

The nation's infamous two-tier classification system prevents rural migrants from rising up in cities.

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Faces of the Rust Belt

Photographer Gregory Halpern captures scenes of despair and surprising strength in his new book, A.

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Number of the Day: 23,700

The estimated number of security personnel needed for the London Olympics.

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Europe's Most Irritating Public Artist

Many urban dwellers would no doubt like to give Austrian artist Michael Heindl a piece of their minds.

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The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.

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Sleek, Redesigned London Bus Gets Off to an Awkward Start

The U.K.'s first "Boris Bus" hit the streets yesterday, then broke down and had to be "rebooted."

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How More Expensive Housing Can Actually Cost You Less

An expansive new database could change the way Americans think about where we can afford to live.

Postcard From Warsaw

A monument to 22,000 massacred Poles is looking for a new home, and other news.

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The Worst Public Bathroom in New York

Plans to renovate the New York Public Library best not overlook the loo.

A Tilt-Shift Video of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival

A dramatic glimpse of Rio's vibrant street culture, in miniature.

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The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

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The Secret Life of India's Slums

What Katherine Boo's new book teaches us about the country's sky-rocketing inequality.

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Pittsburgh to Get Its Own Burning Man-Style 'Festival of Fire Arts'

The first-ever Pyrotopia will introduce Pennsylvanians to everyone's favorite art – the kind that burns.

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Can a Town Get By Without Its Public Works Department?

Favoring privatization, a New Jersey mayor’s budget proposes to cut garbage collection, street cleaning, and more.