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This Week in Bans: U.K. Libraries Fight Off Waves of Pint-Sized Droogs

Also, Bogota outlaws public handguns; L.A. says no to beach football; a palm-reading aptitude test is no longer acceptable in China; and Hoboken bans Snookie.

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New York vs. Boston: Which Is the Better Sports Town?

A statistical examination of the long-term sports successes and failures of the cities in this year's Super Bowl.

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London to Rio: Keep Your Statue

Londoners object to Brazil’s idea to build a promotional replica Christ the Redeemer statue for the Olympics.

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How Istanbul Became One of Europe's Safest Cities

The city's unique policing system is deeply rooted in its history.

Chart of the Day: Africa's Greenest Cities

A side-by-side comparison of 15 major metro areas.

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Indy's Super Bowl Building Boom

Football's biggest event has done more to catalyze change in Indianapolis than it does in most cities.

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Is Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program Worthy of Hate?

The murals can't be that ugly. Or can they?

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London's New Superpower Recycle Bins

They have LCD screens for news, wi-fi and can withstand major bomb blasts.

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What Happens to a Small Town When Its Coal Plant Shuts Down?

The city and schools of Eastlake, Ohio, will take hit when a nearby FirstEnergy plant closes in September.

Postcard From San Francisco

Free street parking may be over and other news.

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Public Transportation's Hidden Gender Imbalance

A new Stanford study says women ride transit more often than men. How can we better accommodate their needs?

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The Surprising Geography of Persistent Unemployment

The chronically jobless are not where you'd think.

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3 Ideas to Fix the U.S. Housing Markets

It's time to take some serious action. Here are three first steps.

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Increasing Density and Diversity Likely to Make Western States More Blue

A new report finds growing urban and minority populations that will affect redistricting and reapportionment in the Mountain West.

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Imagining a Super Bowl in London

Why the ultimate American event could go global as early as 2015.

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Would Casinos Hurt Miami's Art Scene?

Artists worry that a proposed mega casino might "suck the life" out of the city's neighborhoods.

Chart of the Day: A Nation of Renters

The number of homeowners is falling.

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Troy Mayor Comes Out as Anti-Gay, Again

Janice Daniels, the tea party mayor of Troy, Michigan, recently said something bad about homosexual people at a student forum on bullying and suicide. But what was it, exactly?

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How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.