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The Incredible 1960s Bowling Bubble

Before there were dot coms, there were bowling alleys.

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Across the U.S., the Worst Pothole Season in Recent Memory

Blame the unusually harsh winter.

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How Qatar's World Cup Could End Up Killing 4,000 Migrant Workers

A new report estimates thousands more could die constructing venues for the 2022 event.

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Where Americans Tip the Most

And where they're scrooges.

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California's Drought: More Wildfires, Higher Food Prices

A new climate assessment sees more of the same killing heat this year, if not worse.

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According to at Least One Index, New York Has Overtaken London As the World's Leading Financial Center

A first in the seven-year history of the Global Financial Centres list.

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North Dakota Wants to Help You Find 'the Good Life'

The state is launching a brand-new ad blitz to lure qualified workers.

Even China Is Ragging on France's Air Pollution

It must sting when the world's biggest smog-hole is calling your air polluted.

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The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation

Where the rich live with the rich, and the poor live with the poor.

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A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

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How Urban Light Pollution Could Be Killing Rainforests

And it's probably not in the way you think.

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Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

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How a Simple Gas Leak Could Destroy Two Entire Buildings

A conversation with one of the fire chiefs who responded to the last major U.S. gas explosion.

AP

America's Most Unequal Metros

Overall, the most imbalanced U.S. metros tend to have worse housing affordability and slower job growth.

Reuters

8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

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We Should All Be Eating More Insects, But We Probably Won't—Yet

Why the United Nations is super-focused on bugs as food right now.

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Don't Get Used to the Idea of a Global Warming 'Slowdown'

A recent decline in the rate of increased worldwide temperatures is masking the brow-sweating temperatures of the future.

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The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.