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How President Obama's Budget Proposal Would Affect Cities

Three programs to watch as federal budget negotiations kick off.

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Blacks Wait Longer Than Whites To Vote. Are Cities To Blame?

African Americans waited an average of 23 minutes to vote in the 2012 election, compared to 12 minutes for whites.

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Your Wine Habit Is Threatening Endangered Pandas

Climate change is forcing a showdown between vineyards and sensitive habitats.

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New Orleans: America's Next Great Innovation Hub?

New Orleans was once a great city to get away from business. How it became a great place to start one.

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Could Earth's Population Peak in 2050?

Spanish researchers are making the case that the world will in fact be less crowded in 2100 than it is now.

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Why Unemployment Has Hit Black Households the Hardest

The problem isn't just job loss. It's having no cash on hand when it happens.

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China's Deadly Air Pollution Jumped 30 Percent This Year

In 2010, air pollution contributed to 1.2 million deaths and 2013 looks like it could be even worse.

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3 Reasons 30-Somethings Are Accumulating Less Wealth Than Their Parents

It's not just the recession.

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Irish Homeowners: World Champs at Not Repaying Mortgages

The fascinating historical reason why a quarter of the country's home loans are in some kind of trouble.

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Do School Districts Matter?

According to a new study, their quality has little effect on student performance.

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The Next Housing Bubble Might Be Here

The latest measure from the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indexes shows an 8.1 percent year-over-year increase.

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After Decades of Sprawl, Density Comes to Denver

The city's push for transit-oriented development has paid off, according to a new report.

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How the Focus on 'Energy Intensity' Is Hurting the Fight Against Climate Change

It's a misleading metric that actually tells us very little about efficiency.

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Will America's Oil Boom Save Its Manufacturing Sector?

It may actually make it sicker.

How the Young Get Left Out of the Wealth Puzzle

The average wealth of today's 20 and 30-somethings is 7 percent below that of those in their 20s and 30s in 1983.

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The Sequester Is Hitting the Country's Neediest Students the Hardest

Children from poor families and special needs kids are disproportionately impacted by the cuts.

Metros Clobbered by the Housing Crisis Are Growing Again

Populations in markets hit hard by the 2008 crisis – like Phoenix, Orlando, and Las Vegas – grew faster than others.

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When It Comes to Talking on Phones While Driving, Americans Are the Worst

According to a CDC study, we do this more than most European countries.

In America, Food Is Getting Cheaper ... Unless You're Poor

New charts explain how America spends money on food.