Laurel Wamsley Laurel Wamsley is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk.
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Tuesday

On weekends, Philadelphia's Center City has fully rebounded to its pre-pandemic volume of people out and about. Other cities are also seeing after-hours activity rebound with a vengeance. Jumping Rocks/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Workers assemble a home resembling an instant log cabin on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., with the Washington Monument behind them. Laurel Wamsley/NPR hide caption

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This week, the National Mall in D.C. is sprouting something different: houses

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Tuesday

How are downtowns doing? Philly offers clues

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Thursday

Some baby boomers would like to downsize from their large homes, but say it doesn't make financial sense. Single-family homes in Dumfries, Va., are seen here last year. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Many baby boomers own homes that are too big. Can they be enticed to sell them?

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Tuesday

The economic impact of the Baltimore bridge collapse

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Saturday

Ship-to-shore cranes sit unused after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed, blocking access to the Port of Baltimore. Timothy Wolfer for NPR hide caption

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From longshoremen to charter boats, Baltimore's port closure means lost work

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Friday

Baltimore bridge collapse takes toll on port workers

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Thursday

Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after being hit by the Dali container vessel, as seen from Riviera Beach, Md., on Tuesday. Carol Guzy for NPR hide caption

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For Baltimore-area residents, bridge collapse means longer commutes, uncertain prospects

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Saturday

A view of the Kingfield neighborhood from the roof of the Sundial Building, a new 12-unit apartment building in Minneapolis. Tim Evans for NPR hide caption

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The hottest trend in U.S. cities? Changing zoning rules to allow more housing

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Monday

Mayor of Washington, D.C., pushes for workers to return to the office

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Tuesday

San Francisco is one of many U.S. cities that has thrown out its parking minimums in recent years. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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From Austin to Anchorage, U.S. cities opt to ditch their off-street parking minimums

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Saturday

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. It was one of the biggest pro-Palestinian protests in the U.S. Tyrone Turner/DCist/WAMU hide caption

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Tens of thousands rally in D.C. for Israel-Gaza cease-fire at pro-Palestinian march

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Friday

Family, friends talk about the Americans killed or missing in Israel-Hamas conflict

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Saturday

Students at Minneapolis' Hiawatha Collegiate High School discuss polarization within the federal government. Meg Anderson/NPR hide caption

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Today's lesson in AP U.S. Government: What just happened with Kevin McCarthy

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