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  • NASA space shuttle: Coming to a city near you?

    For three years, 29 institutions competed for a (very large) piece of NASA history. On Tuesday, Charles Bolden, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, named the four cities that will house the space shuttles Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour, and Enterprise. To make it to their new homes, the vehicles will hitch rides on the backs of 747 jumbo jets. Each institution will pay $29 million to cover the space shuttle preparation and transportation costs. Here are the cities that won.
    04/12/2011 07:14 pm

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  • How Twitter has changed local politics

    As social media becomes more pervasive, local officials have seen their constituents use social networking sites as tools for community building and political discourse. 

  • NASA space shuttle: Coming to a city near you?

    For three years, 29 institutions competed for a (very large) piece of NASA history. On Tuesday, Charles Bolden, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, named the four cities that will house the space shuttles Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour, and Enterprise. To make it to their new homes, the vehicles will hitch rides on the backs of 747 jumbo jets. Each institution will pay $29 million to cover the space shuttle preparation and transportation costs. Here are the cities that won.
    04/12/2011 07:14 pm

  • Houston mayor race shows progress - and limits - of gay rights

    Annise Parker, who is openly gay, was elected mayor of Houston Saturday. It makes Houston the largest US city to elect a gay or lesbian mayor.
    12/13/2009 10:44 am

  • Atlanta's mayoral runoff may hinge on city's gay voters

    A black candidate and a white candidate are facing off in Atlanta's mayoral runoff election Tuesday. But another bloc, gay voters, may well decide the outcome.
    12/01/2009 12:00 am

  • Election 2009: Economic woes challenge incumbent mayors

    Incumbent mayors are facing tougher-than-usual reelection bids due, in part, to a struggling national economy.
    10/27/2009 01:00 am

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