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New museum to carry the weight of black history

Now, five special commissions and two acts of Congress later, shovels and backhoes are set to break ground today on the National Mall in Washington for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. President Obama, the nation’s first black president, will take part. The $500 million museum, created by an act of Congress […]

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In Transit Blog: Security Screening Program to Expand

Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times PreCheck, a security program intended to speed the screening process for airline passengers who volunteer information about themselves before flying within the United States, will expand to 28 airports this year, the Transportation Security Administration announced this month. Prescreened travelers will usually not have to take off items like […]

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UAE travel insurance segment to grow by 40 per cent in 2012

Text size     AMAN InsuranceAMAN Insurance launches three new travel insurance products aiming to capture significant share of country’s travel insurance market Backed by a robust tourism market amidst the impact left by the recent economic downturn, the UAE’s travel insurance market is poised to grow by 40 per cent in 2012, according to […]

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Airline shares fall as oil prices rise

The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type NEW YORK — Airlines stocks fell on Tuesday as fuel prices rose, suggesting that investors may be nervous that recent fare increases may not be enough. Shares of some of the big airlines fell 10 percent or more, although they recovered slightly on […]

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Tahiti cruise ship undergoes major rehab

This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. The 332-passenger Paul Gauguin, which cruises from Tahiti to French Polynesia and the South Pacific, has undergone a $7 […]

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Top 10: Whitney Houston’s hotel is No. 1

This week’s roundup of the Top 10 most-popular stories on Hotel Check-In includes stories about Wall Street’s love for luxury hotels. But the No. 1 story, not surprisingly, involves Whitney Houston’s final hotel stay at the Beverly Hilton. The full list for the week ending Feb. 18: 10. Rooftop hotel bars attract too few when […]

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Google goes mobile with Flight Search tool

Google has extended its Google Flight Search tool to mobile devices, the company announced today. Google says users can now access its Flight Search feature via browsers on iPhone and Android devices. All the options on the desktop version also are available on the mobile platform, Google says. ARCHIVES:  Google offers new tool to shop […]

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In Transit Blog: On Vacation, and Playing Chef for a Day

Beall and Thomas. Many people go to a restaurant or hotel as a respite from household obligations like grocery shopping and preparing meals. But for the person who views cooking as leisure, one hotel and a few restaurants are allowing guests to play chef for a day. Blackberry Farm hotel near Knoxville, Tenn., for example, […]

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Discovering Agnes Martin’s artistic roots

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type TAOS, N.M. — A Taos museum is about to open an exhibit of work by an abstract painter who was a quiet fixture of the local community but who was well-known in the art world for her seemingly simple […]

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Doobie Brothers join Southern rock cruise

This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. Add The Doobie Brothers to the list of musical acts heading to sea. The legendary rock band will join […]

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