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American drivers won’t stop speeding even as roads fill up again

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The latest data shows the number of highway deaths in 2020 was the greatest in more than a decade even though cars and trucks drove fewer miles during the pandemic. (AP) "Summer is an incredibly dan...

Thunderstorms cause flash flooding in London, submerging roads and some train stations

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Severe thunderstorms caused flash flooding across London on Sunday afternoon, sparking major transport delays. London Metropolitan Police said the flooding had caused "severe disruption" on the North Circular Road, ...

Gunfights between gangs and police close major roads in Caracas

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Venezuelan authorities closed roads in northwest Caracas on Thursday due to intense firefights between security forces and organized crime gangs that analysts say are trying to expand the territory under their contro...

Report: Stages of Olympic relay to be pulled off Tokyo roads

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Citing the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Kyodo said the relay would not appear on public streets from July 9-16. Kyodo said organizers would decide on the format for the relay from July 17 until the opening ceremony...

Biden chief of staff once said roads and bridges are what ‘most Americans think’ infrastructure is

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Klain was arguing against using tax incentives to foster public-private partnerships on infrastructure projects.  The tax breaks, he said, would help with "things like pipelines and utility projects," but "would do n...

Ice storm causes treacherous roads and Covid-19 vaccination delays as it sweeps across South

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Residents across the Mid-South and Central US face treacherous roads, school closings and delays to their Covid-19 vaccinations as an ice storm continued to roll through the region Thursday morning. As millions hunk...

Tyler Perry’s Thanksgiving giveaway draws thousands, clogs roads

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Tyler Perry hosted a Thanksgiving food giveaway that quickly ran out of supplies as an unexpected number of people showed up. Perry's Tyler Perry Studios hosted its #TPSGiving food giveaway, where cars are invited t...

Building more roads won’t help fix America’s economy

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Charles Marohn is founder and president of Strong Towns and the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. .leftside-f...