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History lessons at the Hanford Site

On our last family road trip to the Pacific Northwest, my wife and I drove a big loop with our daughter, then 6. We hit Seattle and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. On the way south toward Portland, we stopped at Walla Walla in southeastern Washington. Nice people, pleasant wineries.

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One park, three sites

Besides the Hanford Site, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (www.nps.gov/mapr) includes two locations that are owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Miami Beach � America's sexiest metropolis

This just may be America's sexiest city - a symphony of sand, surf and sherbet-colored sunrises set to a sassy salsa beat. It is palm trees and pulsating nightlife; torpid days and tropical nights; shimmering pools and shimmying revelers.

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Nuclear weapons timeline

"Nuclear weapon" is a broad term for any weapon involving a reaction among atomic nuclei. An atomic bomb is one kind of nuclear bomb; a hydrogen (or thermonuclear) bomb is another kind that's more powerful.

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No small mission at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park

On a spring morning in high, dry southern Washington, a bright yellow bus rumbled to a stop in a lot at the Hanford Site near the Columbia River. The fourth-graders of Orchard Elementary School in nearby Richland, Wash., were about to see one of this nation's newest historical parks, surrounded by a valley filled with sagebrush, eagles and elk.

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Lawmakers agree on this: Airports need better breastfeeding spaces

The Senate approves an aviation bill that requires major airports to provide lactation rooms for breastfeeding mothers, a provision pushed by Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri. Under the bill, large and medium hub airports would have two years to install the lactation rooms and could use federal funds from the Airport Improvement Program, which is supported by airline passenger fees.

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