We meet David Ortiz at A.J. Auto Accessories in Chicago. As part of the NPR Cities Project, we'll be hearing "City Life Snapshots" from time to time, sent to us by producers from the Association of Independents in Radio who are involved in its nationwide Localore initiative. This snapshot comes from the Curious City project at member station WBEZ.
The ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights are suing the U.S. Defense secretary, CIA director and two military commanders who played a role in the Obama administration's deadly drone strike program. Drone strikes killed three Americans in Yemen last year. They say lethal force against Americans far from the battlefield should be a last resort.
As many cities add bus and bike lanes, raise parking rates and increase traffic enforcement with cameras, some motorists feel like they're under attack. But advocates of these changes say they give people more options for getting around and make cities safer.
Americans' methods for commuting to work vary by city. Use this interactive map to explore how residents in different cities get to their jobs — by driving alone, carpooling or taking mass transit — and how long those journeys last.
From record-breaking temperatures to long droughts, extreme weather events are on the rise. Many meteorologists and climatologists say it's only going to get worse. Many cities are putting plans in place to prepare for a range of costly and deadly weather disasters.
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