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FEATURED STORY FOR MAY 18, 2017

Democratic Norms Are Under Attack, and Not Just by Trump

Like the president, state politicians are playing by new rules and openly trying to undermine critics who threaten their power — whether they’re lawmakers, reporters or voters.

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Top 10 American Cities for International Tourists

This recent report provides an essential guide for cities on how to attract the most profitable international visitors. Here’s how New York, Los Angeles and Boston are leading the way. Learn more

 

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10 minutes The longest it takes for every person in San Francisco to walk to a park from their home. It’s the first city in the country to achieve this universal measure of proximity to parks.

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WHO SAID THAT?

“Officials get the support, either direct or indirect, for their re-election efforts because they were good little water boys for their paymasters.”

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