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How to Become a Travel Writer

The life of a travel writer may look glamorous, but there's a lot more to the job than lounging in exotic locales. Organized press trips and customized "familiarization" junkets feature rigorous schedules that last from sunrise until...Show More Summary

Terrifying Locusts Plague Madagascar, Nobody Seems to Notice

Today's weather forecast: a swarm of locusts. You'd think someone might panic as a cloud of winged bugs cover just about every surface at an intersection in Antananarivo, Madagascar. But local residents don't seem to mind as they goShow More Summary

U.S. authorities investigate suspected threat against Obama: reports

(Reuters) - Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama, local media reported. The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, issued a statement saying, "Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and vehicle. Show More Summary

dial F for fabio

Need a workshop speaker? I’m here to help out! I work for free if it’s local, and I work cheap if you pitch in for travel costs. Topics: Black Power/Black Studies – Student protest and the rise of ethnic studies The Antiwar movement after 9/11 – How did the peace movement fight war in the […]

2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak previewed

Dodge and Mopar have never strayed far from success in drag racing, be it on run-what-you-brung nights at the local strip or at the highest levels of the sport. Hoping to both add to that heritage and capitalize on some of the mediaShow More Summary

NARRATIVE MANAGEMENT: After Hearing What a Tea Party Group Recently Did in Ferguson, You Likely Won…

NARRATIVE MANAGEMENT: After Hearing What a Tea Party Group Recently Did in Ferguson, You Likely Won’t Be Surprised That You Haven’t Heard About It. Many local businesses in Ferguson were vandalized, looted, and even set on fire as demonstrators took to the streets to protest the shooting. Sadly, innocent business owners have been left to [...]

ISIS Threatens Pope Francis – Italy On Alert

Earlier this month Pope Francis cautiously approved action to stop ISIS in Iraq-Syria. Today there are reports that ISIS is targeting Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church. CBS Local reported: A new report claims that the Islamic State … Continue reading ?

Cuban migrants head back to sea after being turned away in Caymans

By Peter Polack GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - Sixteen Cuban migrants who sought refuge in Grand Cayman have resumed their voyage in a small, homemade aluminum boat after local officials turned them away, citing a migration agreement with Cuba. Show More Summary

Washington judge upholds local pot business bans

9 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge says cities in Washington state can ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law.

Another Country Confirms Case of Ebola

Ebola has spread to yet another country in Africa: Senegal. Local press reported today that a university student infected with the virus had traveled from Guinea into the West African nation, CNN reports. The student, 21, has been placed in quarantine in a hospital in Dakar and is in stable...

Ultra-orthodox Jews forced from Guatemala village after local opposition

10 hours agoReligion : FaithWorld

A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra orthodox Jews have been forced out of their homes in a bitter conflict with hostile villagers.

Snow Peak Stacking Shelf Container 50

Outdoor goods company Snow Peak presents their latest rugged design in the form of the Stacking Shelf Container 50. Started in Japan’s Sanjo City, known locally as a hardware town, the units can be locked in two different configurations and… Snow Peak Stacking Shelf Container 50 is a post by Brock Cardiner on Highsnobiety.

Small Town, Big Corruption

11 hours agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

Inside the case of a public corruption ring in a small Texas town, where several members of the same family—all local government officials—were recently sentenced for using their positions to exact bribes and kickbacks from city and school district service providers.

Nigeria monitors 160 after Ebola kills doctor in oil city

Port Harcourt (Nigeria) (AFP) - Some 160 people are being medically monitored in Nigeria's oil-producing hub Port Harcourt after a doctor died from the virus, the local government said on Friday.

Blog: CPJ signs joint letter to Bahrain calling for Ahmed Humaidan's release

Today, CPJ joined 10 local and international organizations in sending an open letter calling on King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa and the Bahraini government to release photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan and dismiss all charges against him. The letter calls on the government to fulfill Bahrain's obligations under international law and...

On-Break EMTs Rescue Applebee’s Customers and Staff From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Scary stuff. Justin Gau and Kyle Page, two Long Island volunteer EMTs, had hardly even sat down to get some riblets at their local Applebee's in Hauppauge before the carbon monoxide detector they were carrying "went crazy" with a reading that registered twice the safe limit. Show More Summary

A Diverse Assortment of "Children" Now Taking Advantage of Obama's DACA to Enroll in Local Schools

Think of the children. The mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts gave a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Here is what she said of the "children" taking advantage of DACA and enrolling in her schools. "One of...

San Francisco Art Show Pays Tribute to Stanley Kubrick

13 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Artwork by Dave MacDowellSpoke Art Gallery in San Francisco's upcoming show Kubrick features the work of 67 artists, all inspired by the films of director Stanley Kubrick. The show runs from September 6th to September 27th. Locals or travelers planning to attend can RSVP via Facebook. Show More Summary

Star Ratings of a Different Color: Google Testing New Formats

Google is reportedly testing additional colors for the stars in its ratings for companies and local businesses.

tons of Boston bands reuniting for 'Pipeline' festival (Dumptruck, O Positive, Cavedogs, Gigolo Aunts, Fuzzy & more)

Boston has a fervent music scene and MIT's radio station, WMBR, has been documenting it for 25 years via local music show Pipeline!. In celebration of the show's quarter century, they're throwing a festival called "Pipeline! At 25: 50...

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