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Remembering Beaches as Battlegrounds for Civil Rights

In 1960, black protesters in Biloxi, Mississippi, were attacked while demanding equal access to public beaches. Now the remaining activists are working to preserve the history of the “wade-ins” that opened the space to everyone.

Ed Maloney/AP

To Reduce Urban Inequality, Reconsider Unions

It’s "not merely a coincidence” that the height of unionization coincided with the lowest point of wage inequality, a new working paper suggests. But will that solution work today?

Adnan Abidi/Reuters

What Will Uber Become Without Travis Kalanick as CEO?

Investors forced the brash executive’s resignation for the good of the company—but what does that mean for its future?


Lab Report: Kalanick Out at Uber

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Giorgio Gaudio

Bus Shelters Are Less Boring When Equipped With a Rubik's Cube

Here’s a DIY guide to livening up your bus stop with the world’s most-beloved puzzle.

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Student Pen-Pals Anthologize Their Lives in a Divided Chicago

Collected in a new book, a series of dispatches between Chicago teens spotlights conversations that look beyond their differences.

Matt York/AP

Why It's Too Hot to Fly in Phoenix

When flights are grounded, climate change isn’t acting alone.

Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

The Heated Politics of Renewable Energy

As cities vow to meet the Paris climate commitments, rival researchers debate the true costs of going 100-percent renewable.

Brad Ogbonna

Retracing Black Gotham

A walking tour and graphic novel series memorialize Manhattan’s earliest African residents.

Stephen Chernin/AP

Why Asthma Is a Housing Issue

A bill introduced to New York’s City Council would compel landlords to eradicate mold, vermin, and other asthma triggers that are particularly pervasive in low-rent units.

Stephen Lam/Reuters

Where's the Real 'Next Silicon Valley'?

A new report digs into the metrics of America’s emerging tech hubs, and finds some surprises.

Jim Young/Reuters

Lab Report: A Closer Look at Partisan Gerrymandering

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Don Ryan/AP

Oregon May Strip Portland of Its NIMBY Powers

A controversial bill before the state legislature would preempt cities’ rights to prevent new affordable housing.

Erin Einhorn/Chalkbeat

How Private Funding Creates Disparities Among Detroit's Pre-K Classrooms

Some students get field trips, science kits, and new toys while the kids down the hall get nothing.

Kevin Coombs/Reuters

London's Summer of Discontent

As terror attacks and disasters meet political instability, London really is reeling this time.

Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

In New York City, Bike Share Is Faster Than Cabs When It Matters

As the city strives to cut carbon emissions, backseat travelers should know when there’s a quicker, cleaner route.

Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

A Look Inside Nepal's Abandoned Railway to India

Villagers in Janakpur are anticipating the return of a colonial-era train route that’s considered their lifeline—but progress has been slow.

Kevin Coombs/Reuters

Lab Report: London's Continued Terror

A morning roundup of the day’s news.