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Teens at Easter Egg Hunt Find Dead Body

Grisly discovery made in Des Moines park

(Newser) - An Easter egg hunt came to a startling end for two teenagers who accompanied their younger siblings to the event: They found a body in a Des Moines park. The unidentified man didn't appear to be a victim of foul play, police said. "I guess the children who found... More »

Can Amy Poehler Save NBC's Bacon?

(Newser) - Wallowing in a muddy fourth place among major networks, NBC is betting on Amy Poehler to clean up its ratings with Parks and Recreation, Will Leitch writes in New York magazine. A mockumentary style sitcom “from the people who bring you The Office”—as NBC ads are trumpeting—... More »

Ariz. City Gets a Do-Over

Officials annex extra 5 miles for Mesa's new downtown

(Newser) - Mesa, Ariz., is getting a do-over. The financially battered city experienced explosive growth for more than half a century, and municipal leaders hope to recover that vitality, reports the Economist. Their solution? Start building, but not in the strip-mall-and-tract-home model so familiar in the Sunbelt. The city has annexed 5... More »

Parking Goes Green, For a Day

Drivers from NY to LA find lawns in place of their favorite spots

(Newser) - Signs of a movement to highlight the need for more urban green space sprouted in cities across the US today, the LA Times reports, turning parking spaces into bite-sized parks. The second annual Park(ing) Day may prove an inconvenience to commuters from San Francisco to New York, but that’s... More »

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