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Percent of the Day: 51

Half of Detroit's children live in poverty, more than double the state average

Dallas River Turns Red With (Hog) Blood

A nearby meat-packing plant is being investigated as the cause of Trinity River's platelet-rich waters

Olympic (City) Hopefuls

Bidding for the 2020 games is heating up. Local support bolsters unlikely Baku

Rochester, New York: Then and Now, Through Video (1963 to 2012)

How the claims in a promotional video stack up today

Why the Most Environmental Building is the Building We've Already Built

A new report suggests that retrofitting is almost always more energy efficient

Postcard From Taipei

A set of striking photos from around the city

In Chicago, A Store for Bike Snobs (and Coffee Lovers)

A new shop will sell hand-made, locally built bicycles to riders who want to stay a while

A Swiss Village Becomes an Experiment in Modern Art

What happens when a town offers its public spaces to artists to do what they want

A Homeless Man's Unused Subway Card Empire

John Jones says he's made $20,000 reselling tossed Metrocards. Should that be legal?

GPS, Smartphones, and the Dumbing Down of Personal Navigation

Does a controversial new app herald the death of street smarts?

The Where and Why of NBA Super Stars

For one thing, location matters

The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

A new report blames land use restrictions for driving up prices, but there's much more to it than that

Good Deed of the Day: A Parisian Bank Pays It Forward

One of the world's oldest micro-lenders cancels the debt of 3,500 clients

College Kid Will Try to Bring Pa. City Back From Brink

Deep in debt, Harrisburg looks to its new 23-year-old treasurer

Demolition Looms for 'Blues Brothers' Mall

Scene of epic indoor car chase will be torn down after more than 30 years empty

Watch a Bicycle Get Stolen Piece by Piece Over 365 Days

New Yorkers are surprisingly honest when it comes to dismantling an unattended bicycle, as this neat time-lapse video shows

'You Are Listening to New York'

A new website mixes live streams of police chatter with ambient music

Why Portland's Public Toilets Succeeded Where Others Failed

The Portland Loo's defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity

Postcard From Tokyo

A nearly-naked man swims across the palace moat and other news