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jalopnik.com — A lot of drivers hate cyclists. A lot of cyclists hate drivers. Then there's Emma Way, who hates cyclists so much that she hit one with her car, drove away, and bragged on Twitter about how it wasn't her problem because the cyclist "doesn't pay road tax."
dcist.com — OUTDOOR MOVIE: Outdoor movie season is here! Grab your picnic blanket and come watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the first film of NoMa's Summer Screen outdoor movie series at Loree Grand Field (Second and L Streets NE). All movies in this year's series will feature " outlaw heros."
businessweek.com — Just before it was lunchtime on the West Coast on Tuesday, Rob Rhinehart went on Twitter to seek donations for something called Soylent. He describes it in the pitch video as "an efficient form of fuel for humanity for the first time in history."
qz.com — Toronto mayor Rob Ford may be smoking crack. Disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner just launched a bid to run for New York City mayor. London mayor Boris Johnson has a secret lovechild. Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto raised ire when he defended the use of wartime sex slaves. Mayoral antics are getting better than reality television.
smartplanet.com — In Paris, the b anlieues - the term for suburbs - are symbols of poverty and marginalization, not prosperity (with some notable exceptions). But at least one new development in northwest Paris is aiming to alter that perception, The New York Times reports: In response, the city government has begun an ambitious program of large-scale, mixed-use developments on the periphery.
smartplanet.com — Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman designed his 54-foot tall rubber duck art installation to spread joy and act as a catalyst to connect people to public art. In Hong Kong, where the duck toy has been docked since May 2, it has ignited a furor, attracting hundreds of thousands of people from the region and prompting businesses to launch a seemingly endless supply of duck-related products and food items, including duck face macaroons (pictured right).
wtop.com — WASHINGTON - Plans are moving forward that would make hopping on a Metro train easier for riders around D.C. Metro General Manager Richard Sarles, who spoke at a transportation forum on Tuesday at George Washington University, says the system must constantly adapt and expand to meet the needs of a growing population with new technology.
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