Article URLs week: Day 1

Welcome to the first day of Article URLs week. I’m going to be judging news sites’ article URLs on readability, brevity, cleanliness, hierarchy, and permanence.

Each URL will get an A through F letter grade. I will reduce a given URL’s grade for containing redundant “garbage” (marked as deleted text), being obviously impermanent, or using numbers rather than words to identify articles. I will increase its grade for being hackable or using hierarchical year/month/day dates. Let’s get started:

On Tuesday we’ll hunt for some URLs worthy of As and Fs.

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