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Community of Gardens is the Smithsonian’s digital home for sharing and preserving the stories of gardens and the gardeners who make them grow.

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Home Prices: How To See If They Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live : NPR

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

In much of the U.S., the housing crash hangover lingers. New tabulation of home price data lets you zoom in on hundreds of metro areas and counties around the country.

Source: Home Prices: How To See If They Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live : NPR

‘It’s the End of Small Talk in Washington’ – POLITICO Magazine

Illustration by Ed Fotheringham

Illustration by Ed Fotheringham

But these aren’t normal times. Team Trump is showing few signs so far of hungering for the sort of social intercourse with permanent Washington that usually accompanies a new administration. And many longtime capital denizens in interviews describe themselves as put off by what they see as Trump’s personal vulgarity, and disturbed on some more fundamental level by the tornado of ethical controversies swirling around him.

“I think you are going to need a very strong blender to mix the Washington community with the Trump crowd, and I don’t think it’s going to end up being a smoothie,” says Sally Quinn, widow of the legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. “A friend of mine said, ‘It’s the end of small talk in Washington.’”

Source: ‘It’s the End of Small Talk in Washington’ – POLITICO Magazine

How America’s Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn’t Always Match Reality : The Two-Way : NPR

See also the Pew Research Center survey, basis for the story…

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Border crossers, farm laborers, new arrivals from Mexico: There’s no shortage of stereotypes about people living in the U.S. illegally. But the statistics tell a different story.

Source: How America’s Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn’t Always Match Reality : The Two-Way : NPR