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  1. Books by the Bay: Barry Gifford extends the Sailor and Lula saga in 'The Up-Down'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    With fictional series, it's not always easy to tell when you've come to the end of the road; Barry Gifford's new novel may or may not be the final installment in his Sailor and Lula saga. The latest satirical novel by S.G. Browne, a doomsday thriller by Matt Richtel, and the second installment in Patricia Bracewell's Queen Emma trilogy also arrive in bookstores this month.

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  2. 'Eye of the Tiger' would be a fitting campaign theme song, Bobby Jindal tells ABC NewsRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hasn't announced a run for the 2016 presidential nomination, but he told ABC News that, if he does run, Survivor's " Eye of the Tiger ," will be in the running to become his campaign theme song. "It's about an underdog taking on big challenges," Jindal reportedly told ABC News in an interview at CPAC last week.

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  3. Gratuity guide: Rules for tipping in the United StatesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | GantDaily.com

    Awaiting your arrival with a welcoming smile, a claim ticket and a tacit understanding that you'll know how to properly reciprocate when it's time to retrieve your car. And the concierge , who can recommend several good bistros in the area and help with hard-won reservations.

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  4. How Billionaires Travel: $450,000 Vacays to St. Barts, Private Planes, Spare Nannies and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Jaunted

    Nothing gives a better inside glimpse into how billionaires live - and travel - than a good old-fashioned nasty divorce . And that's what's happening right now in Chicago between the richest man in Illinois, Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin , and his estranged wife Anne Dias Griffin .

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  5. Lipsher: Changing the minds of conservation antagonistsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Denver Post

    President Obama signs documents in the Oval Office on Feb. 19 designating Colorado's Browns Canyon as a national monument. Most of the people who bounce down the rapids of Browns Canyon in Bill Dvorak's rubber rafts are not hard-core adventurers.

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  6. Business HighlightsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist. Fifteen years later the Nasdaq has again closed above 5,000 and is close to topping its record from the dot-com boom.

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  7. BLOG: Life on the Road, Lions Build...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Penn State Athetlics

    By Rich Dougherty, GoPSUsports.com Student Staff Writer UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The frigid State College temperatures in February and March make it nearly impossible to play on Beard Field early in the softball season.

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  8. 11 easy ways to reduce your plastic waste todayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | TreeHugger

    Maybe you're not ready to break up with plastic altogether, but there are some low-hanging fruit that can make a big difference in reducing the amount of disposable plastic in your life. Although recycling can help reduce the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills, waterways and ecosystems, only a few types of plastics can be recycled by most municipal governments.

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  9. Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football gameRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned. The newly revealed expenses encompass plane travel around Illinois and to Washington.

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  10. California: Disneyland for big kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    If you book a hotel near Disneyland you can easily fit in an afternoon nap before heading back for the theme park's fireworks display. Photo / Creative Commons image by Flickr user Tom Bricker There are plenty of things I know I probably shouldn't still be doing at the age of 37, but I'm glad I didn't consider myself too old to visit the most famous theme park in the world during a trip to the US last year.

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  11. Dutch embassy smokes DC mayor's office over pot remarkRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    Officials in Washington, DC say the district's new lax marijuana rules are a far cry from what's on the law books in Amsterdam, but the Dutch embassy begs to differ. As of last week, adults in the United States capital could legally possess up to two ounces of marijuana but are still barred from smoking up in public.

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  12. Locals plan pilgrimage for 50th anniversary of Selma marchesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Chloe Coney remembers her segregated grade school, when she finally got permission to sit in the front of the bus and the voting rights marches in 1965. She was just 15 then, but even as a teen, she understood the significance of what was happening around her.

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  13. Dr. Seuss Launches Nationwide 'Kid, You'll Move Mountains' ContestRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Today, on Dr. Seuss's birthday and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the last book of his career, Oh, the Places You'll Go! , Dr. Seuss Enterprises is launching "Kid, You'll Move Mountains," a nationwide search for children ages 5 to 18 who excel in the areas of STEAMScience, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Curiosity and ingenuity are at the center of STEAM learning.

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  14. Loews Hotels & Resorts Opens 400-Room Loews Chicago HotelRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Hotel Interactive

    Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation , today announced that the new Loews Chicago Hotel has officially opened. "Returning to Chicago with a branded hotel has been a goal of ours for some time now," said Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman, Loews Hotels & Resorts.

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  15. Swiss tel Launches New Vitality GuidesRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Hotel Interactive

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  16. A tourist in Dubai: Land where money is no object stuns with skyscrapers, shopping and surprisesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | CultureMap

    Abra boats, mini-ferries, transport locals and visitors across the Dubai Creek which ambles throughout the city, creating soothing water vistas. The Dubai Fountain, set on Burj Khalifa Lake, shoots water jets as high as 500 feet and dances to music much like the fountains of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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  17. US firm buys Temple Bar Hotel in central DublinRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Independent.ie

    A US property firm has become the latest player to enter the Irish market after it bought the Temple Bar Hotel in central Dublin for close to a 30m. Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group and Irish firm Windward Management has taken on the Temple Bar Hotel in Dublin 2. The hotel, which was sold by FBD, had been on the market with a guide price of a 27m.

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  18. Carnival to bring new cruise ship to New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The Carnival Elation returned to port early Monday morning, but next spring that ship will sail to a new home. "New Orleans is one of our fastest-growing cruise markets and deploying Carnival Triumph not only expands capacity on this highly attractive short cruise program but also provides our guests with a variety of on-board innovations and our valued travel agents with an exciting new choice to market to their clients," said Christine Duffy, Carnival's president.

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  19. Chicago to Start Loop Link Construction March 16Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Mass Transit

    Construction on a second project, the Union Station Transit Center, will begin later this spring, creating a new off-street CTA bus-boarding center just south of Union Station and relieving traffic congestion around the train station. Construction will begin with lane closures initially on westbound Madison Street at State Street and on southbound Clinton at Randolph.

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  20. Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space saversRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Home

    Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, orange cones and other stuff that people set out in the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out. Garbage haulers and recycling crews began collecting the "space savers" Monday after Mayor Marty Walsh declared an end to the longstanding practice - at least until the next major storm.

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