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The Latest State to Try to Ban Foreign Law in Courts

In what some call an effort to demonize the Islamic faith, all but 16 states have recently considered banning their courts from taking foreign, international or religious law into account.

States Where Government Aid Goes the Furthest

Two new studies question federal funding formulas for public assistance. Are some states getting shortchanged?

How the Recession Beefed Up Sister City Relationships

U.S. cities traditionally develop relationships with foreign cities for diplomatic, cultural or educational purposes. But more and more are looking to them for economic development.

Does Eric Garcetti Have a Big Enough Vision for L.A.?

In breaking with his predecessors, the mayor isn’t focused on one or two big priorities. Instead, he’s sweating the small stuff -- at least for now.

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