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Mayors' requests laden with pork

CNN's Abbie Boudreau and Scott Zamost found more than $300 million in questionable projects submitted to Congress by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Boudreau and Zamost examined each item in the 800-page report. The proposals included a water park ride in Miami, a plan to help prostitutes in Dayton, Ohio, and a baseball museum in Durham, N.C. Critics called many of the items in the mayors’ report “pork.” Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, the president of the mayors’ group, told CNN he did not read the entire report and was unfamiliar with the $1.5 million water park ride proposal in his own city.

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