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Slavery at Monticello subject of new exhibit

Thomas Jefferson considered slavery an “abominable crime.” Yet, he owned 600 slaves during his lifetime and provided for the emancipation of only seven upon his death in 1826. That’s the central paradox explored in a groundbreaking exhibit that opened Friday at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (located in galleries within the […]

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Bites: Restaurant Review: Le Grand Pan, in Paris

But then you turn right onto a small street called Rosenwald, and soon you find a neighborhood bistro like the ones you probably assumed disappeared from the Paris landscape long ago. Even better, you enter a world of Parisians — the kind of folk who go out to dinner for one reason: for the enjoyment […]

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Obama’s Speech Took Ideas From the GOP and Rhetoric From Madison Avenue

Though he is celebrated for his eloquence, Obama’s language has often been a knock-off of someone else’s. You could write a thick book tracing his appropriation of rhetoric from Lincoln, FDR, Truman, JFK, and lately, Teddy Roosevelt. Even the now-legendary campaign slogan from 2008, “Yes We Can” was derived from none other than George W. […]

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17th body found on cruise ship; fuel removal stalled

By Pier Paolo Cito, AP Italian firefighters work on a deck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, grounded off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Saturday.

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Next Stop: Off Tanzania, Serene Mafia Island

Just a half-hour after leaving Dar es Salaam, our shaky 12-seater approached a dirt-and-gravel runway. As we made our descent, a few sparks of civilization flashed into view: a lone wooden dhow patrolled the coastline; a trio of gleeful children pointed up at the plane from the edge of a marshy mangrove; two women wrapped […]

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Travel insurance worth every penny

Attorneys for some of the Costa Concordia survivors are filing lawsuits in America despite the fact that the cruise tickets say lawsuits must be filed in Italy. It’s that fine print on tickets most don’t read, that could cost you on cruises, concerts and just about any event. So, 10 On Your Side found out […]

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Los Angeles Times Travel Show: a mini-vacation right here in LA

Crowds poured in to the 2012 Los Angeles Times Travel Show, which opened Saturday morning at the L.A. Convention Center, Sharon Donald of Huntington Beach, who plans travel itineraries through her company called Travel Adventures, said she and her husband, Robert, come to the show to get ideas for her clients. “We want to be […]

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17th body found on cruise ship; Fuel removal stalled

By Pier Paolo Cito, AP Italian firefighters work on a deck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, grounded off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Saturday.

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Heads Up: In Potsdam, Germany, a Time to Celebrate

The castle, though, became just one gem in a city that is home to many. The Prussian royal family continued to live in Potsdam, adding residences, including the Orangery, in the 19th century. Babelsberg, Potsdam’s largest district, developed into a prewar Hollywood with the founding of Studio Babelsberg, the world’s first major movie studio. Large […]

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Travel Insurance Tips for Smooth Sailing From InsureMyTrip.com

Information contained on this page is provided by companies via press release distributed through PR Newswire, an independent third-party content provider. PR Newswire, WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. SOURCE InsureMyTrip.com WARWICK, R.I., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster has many today doubting the safety […]

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