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What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom

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3 mentions13 hours ago 13 hours ago
The federal minimum wage doesn't cover fair market rent anywhere in the United States.

What happens when public-school students are promised a college education

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7 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Enrollment goes up, but the achievement gap can also widen, study finds.

Peeps Show 2014: the winner and finalists of the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest, in detail

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31 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
We asked for masterpeeps. You delivered. Here are the finalists of the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest.

Population Growth in Dense U.S. Cities: Short-Term Correction or Long-Term Trend?

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People are moving to city centers in record numbers, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a permanent change in where Americans want to live.  

Explaining Baltimore's Complicated Relationship With Its Sister Cities

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3 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Does that urban sibling connection mean anything at all?

Hypothetical technology is fun. Real technology creeps us out.

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3 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
We love dreaming big. But what happens when those dreams come true?

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

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Today, the tech industry is apparently on track to destroy one of the world's most valuable cultural treasures, San Francisco, by pushing out the diverse..

Why is the teen birth rate falling?

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8 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The teen birth rate has been on a steep decline since the early 1990s. What's behind the trend?

Airbags stolen from more than 50 cars in Fairfax County

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
There is a surprising black market for the safety devices — and a handful of areas have been hit.

Congressional Republicans are winning at Twitter in 2014

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6 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
How politicians on the Hill are using the social network.

Catherine Rampell: Americans think owning a home is better for them than it is

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Americans wrongly think that owning a home is a great financial move.

Taxpayers loaned $192 billion to the government last year. Here’s where that money came from.

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Where Americans are really good â and really bad â at estimating their taxes.

Why ‘trust and safety’ are no longer free on UberX and Lyft

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The costs of insurance, background checks and safety inspections are now part of your bill.

When Taking Back the City Means Returning to the Scene of the Crime

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2 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
In the relentless Boston bombing anniversary coverage, the tagline on one local news channel is, "Let's Remember, Let's Run." Can we really do both?

There is no one living on 47 percent of the land in the United States

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Many thanks to Nik Freeman for sharing the map above with Know More. Census tracts with zero population are shown in green.

The Many Deceptions at the Heart of the Internet

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4 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
We tend to overlook the mild deceptions that shape online living, often perpetuated by companies like Apple and Amazon.

Teens who expect to die young are more likely to commit crime

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Hope could be a surprisingly good tool to stop repeat offenders.

More homeowners no longer need to be in foreclosure, and they may not even know it

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3 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
The share of foreclosures with positive equity is rising, and it probably has everything to do with timing

Why the NYPD’s decision to drop a unit that spies on Muslims may help counterterrorism

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7 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Opinion data show that perceptions of police fairness strongly influence the willingness of Muslims to assist the police in investigations of Muslim suspects.

Good People Do Bad Things in the Afternoon

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Our morality seems to run out before the end of the day.

New York court guts a groundbreaking health-care fund that would have changed taxi drivers’ lives

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6 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Six cents from every fare could have helped pay for health-care services and disability insurance for taxi drivers.

The Secret Cost of a Surveillance Society

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Fear of the criminal justice system can lead to negative health, financial, and educational outcomes.

Here’s how many times Easter will fall on 4/20 in the next 1,000 years

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3 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Easter and 4/20 converge this year.

What Gabriel García Márquez taught us about literature, journalism and history

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4 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
One of the greatest novelists of the last century saw himself as a journalist and recognized that the fantastical was sometimes the best way to express the truth.

Your brain is over the hill by age 24

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4 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
If you're older than that, you have already squandered your potential, according to Science.

Whose Suburbs Are We Talking About Again?

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One of my pet peeves in reading through the various press on metropolitan areas is when the notion of suburb (and on occasion urban)is mislabeled. This happens one of two ways, when an incorporat...

Actually, cyclists make city streets safer

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8 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Cycling fatalities decline as more people bike. The same is true for pedestrians.

Can Michael Bloomberg really build a gun-control lobby bigger than the NRA?

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3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
The former New York mayor is investing $50 million in a revamped advocacy group of mayors and moms.

The British want to stop Starbucks from dodging taxes. It won’t work.

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3 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Tax experts also suspect that Starbucks could ultimately end up paying less in taxes, not more, by going to London.

Driverless vehicles will force us to rethink car ownership

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4 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
When you no longer need to own a car to conveniently use one, will you still want your own anyway?