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Visiting the major cities of the U.S. is great fun, and a patriotic way to spend your travel bucks. But many cities such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago can be very pricey options compared to some other vacation ideas. Kiplinger’s has some good tips to follow when visiting any major metro area and breaks them down into accommodations, transportation, entertainment, and dining.  For example, “taking advantage of a city’s bike-rental program” can be a fun way to get a more intimate look at neighborhoods, and of course it’s great exercise. And what with the trend in food trucks, good, cheap, local grub is the perfect way to keep tabs on your budget and hang with locals at the same time.

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The first debate is typically the most dramatic occasion of every general election presidential campaign. Two (or three) rivals who have been contending with each other from a distance finally have to confront each other face to face, with the nation watching raptly and the election hanging in the balance.

It's great theater, particularly this year when Donald Trump and Joe Biden square off in what could be an epic brawl. The 90-minute forum, to be held Tuesday evening in Cleveland, will undoubtedly produce a large audience. The initial confrontation between Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016 drew 84 million viewers, more than any previous debate. This one will dominate media coverage for days.

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