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Jack London State Historic Park, 100 years after he died

GLEN ELLEN, Calif.-Rain fell. Nothing major, certainly not on the level of an Old Testament gully washer. Just a steady, spitting splatter of linked hydrogen and hydroxyl ions that turned the ground squishy and made you want to nominate the inventor of Gor-Tex for a Nobel.

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In New Orleans, the ghosts are like family

It's a generally accepted fact that New Orleans is unlike any other American city. Where else will you find people willingly boarding buses marked "Cemeteries"? Where else will voodoo priests and priestesses be lauded as rock stars, their graves decorated with floral tributes? What other city deifies its sinners and names its football team the Saints?

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Winston Churchill's paintings star in an exhibit on the Queen Mary

It was late summer 1939. Winston Churchill, then a member of the British Parliament, and artist Paul Maze were leisurely painting at their easels by a babbling brook in the French countryside. Suddenly, a young messenger boy came running across the field, clutching a telegram. "Situation worsening," it read. "Advice: Come home. You might have a job," Maze would later recall in a documentary.

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Five places to spend Memorial Day weekend in 2016

Whether you see Memorial Day as a time to party, a time to relax or a time to remember, most people will agree it’s a good time to get out of town without having to worry about using up your vacation days. If you aren’t yet sure of where to go, here are a few suggestions.

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Though TSA problems have been in the news, screening not a huge problem for travelers at KCI

Travelers at Kansas City International Airport say their experience going through security in Kansas City and other U.S. airports hasn't been too bad, despite recent Transportation Security Administration issues.
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Though TSA problems have been in the news, screening not a huge problem for travelers at KCI

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Courtney Frerichs preparing for run at Olympics in steeplechase

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