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The Spike of Cop Killings in 2011 Was Thankfully Just a Spike

Despite concerns over an uptick, both felonious and accidental killings of police officers fell substantially in 2012.

The U.S. Cities Where the Fewest Commuters Get to Work By Car

And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.

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Bicycles Are Outselling Cars in Europe

And that might not be just a blip.

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What the Future of Driverless Cars Will Actually Look Like

Tallying the potential benefits in fewer accidents, less fuel needed, and more road capacity.

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Why Eminent Domain Can't Save Broke Cities Like Richmond, California

The very places forced to consider last-ditch solutions for underwater homeowners have problems that are too complex to be easily solved.

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American Education Isn't Mediocre, It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great while their peers in Alabama and D.C. are languishing.

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How Seattle Transformed Parking Without Spending a Fortune

The city's demand pricing program balances efficiency with affordability.

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Why America's Carbon Emissions Are Dropping

Amazingly, half the cuts came from reductions in household energy use.

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Why McDonald's Killed the Dollar Menu—in 1 Chart

A dollar ain't what it used to be.

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San Francisco's Fluctuating Rent Looks an Awful Lot Like the NASDAQ

A startling chart of the booms and busts of office space.

Michael Vanger

The Agonizing Wait for the Train, Charted

A smart new visualization of what it really means to wait for the subway.

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White Flight's Surprising 'Silver Lining'

The historic exodus of whites from American cities helped boost black homeownership nationwide.

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How Old Media Helped Spur New York's Tech Boom

The city's tech and information sector has been pulling away from the rest of the country since 2009.

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The Salaries of Every Single BART Employee, in One Uncomfortable Picture

Fascinating context for the transit workers who may soon go on strike, again.

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Where Even the Middle Class Can't Afford to Live Any More

Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.

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Get Ready for Record Temperatures ... for the Rest of Your Life

In 35 years, U.S. cities consistently will be hotter than their hottest year on record.

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The Incredible Rise of Stop and Frisk, in One Chart

In New York, stop and frisk grew from 97,296 stops in 2002 to 685,724 in 2011.

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Almost All of the Shrimp Americans Eat Is Now Going Uninspected

Thanks, government shutdown.

The Daily Diets of Different Nations, Squeezed Into One Awesome Chart

The United States and China eat the most meat, and poorer nations tend to subsist on cereals and starchy roots.