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Airbnb bill may limit short-term rentals in U.S. capital

Short-term rentals of Jackie Howard's two-bedroom home near major tourist attractions in Washington, D.C. have helped her family pay for everything from plumbing emergencies to braces for her daughter.

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Uganda Hopes Kanye West, Kardashian Visit Boosts Tourism

American rapper Kanye West and socialite wife Kim Kardashian are visiting Uganda and bringing some much-wanted, positive attention to the East African country. Deadly election-related violence in August caused many tour groups to cancel trips, dealing a blow to the economy. Uganda’s tourism body is hoping the couple's stay will attract more ...

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Mercury, PCBs still threaten Arctic and its wildlife, study shows

A new summary of toxins in the Arctic shows contaminants, such as mercury, continue to threaten ...

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WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging ...

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Tourist calls 911 after spotting whales while boating in Washington: report

Video footage of one family’s boating trip in Washington State has gone viral on social media, as three humpback whales neared their vessel, ...

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More than you think goes into NFL game-day concussion protocol

Just how does concussion protocol work on NFL game days? ESPN's Stephania Bell spent time with NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills to find out ...

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Scientists are spotting deep space radio wave bursts at faster rates

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief but incredibly intense flashes of radio waves that originate outside of our galaxy, and these milliseconds-long bursts of light are rather mysterious since we don't know what makes them or where ...

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Ancient polar bears survived low ice periods by scavenging dead whales: study

New research suggests an answer to the mystery of how polar bears survived previous eras of low sea ice.

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Space tourism may happen sooner than you think

The sky is no longer the limit for a host of entrepreneurs who are vying to offer the first tourist trip into space.

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British tourist rescued after night stranded on North Shore mountain

The lone male hiker is a tourist and was following a smartphone app with outdated information, say ...

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Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fishmarket holds last auction before move

Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market, the world's largest fishmarket and a major tourist attraction, held its final tuna auction on Saturday before a ...

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Rare tree kangaroo, thought extinct for 90 years, photographed in Indonesia

Experts thought it was extinct, but now for the first time in almost a century, a British tourist traveling in West Papua has seen and photographed what is thought to be a Wondiwoi tree kangaroo. ...

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How to not look like a tourist (even if you are one)

Standing out while you're visiting another place can make life uncomfortable, and it could even endanger your safety.        

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Limo Crash Leaves 20 Dead at Popular Tourist Spot in Upstate New York

Local reports said the limousine was carrying a wedding party when it collided with another vehicle.

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Iconic Tokyo fish market, a popular tourist spot, closes after 83 years

Hundreds of merchants are heading for a controversial new location

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Iconic Tokyo fish market moves to a controversial new location

One of Japan’s top tourist destinations is no more. Tokyo's legendary Tsukiji fish market, the largest in the world, closed for good Saturday and is ...

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Paris's most controversial show

Each season, Paris Fashion Week closes a four-week marathon, suggesting future trends and providing an important look into France's cultural psyche. ...

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Japan kills endangered whales for ‘science’ and sells the meat. That’s illegal, regulator rules.

Japan’s whaling operation has suffered a big setback after its “scientific” hunt for sei whales in the Northern Pacific was effectively declared illegal by an international regulatory body.

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Japan kills endangered whales for ‘science’ and sells the meat. That’s illegal, regulator rules.

Japan’s whaling operation has suffered a big setback after its “scientific” hunt for sei whales in the Northern Pacific was effectively declared illegal by an international regulatory body.

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U.S. considers further measures to protect North Atlantic right whales

Proposals include reducing the number of seafloor to surface lines by 50 per cent over 5 years and a month-long lobster fishing closure in the western Gulf of Maine.

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Is Ottawa's save-the-whales strategy 'too little, too late'?

Canada's environmental watchdog says the federal government waited to take specific action to ...

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What happened in Las Vegas isn't talked about, unless you bring it up

In this tourist town, the workers who keep the city moving forward quietly mourn the shooting tragedy a year after 58 were ...

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How much does it cost to visit America's most popular tourist attractions?

Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to visit some of the most popular U.S. ...

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VAR in the spotlight again, this time for not working

The video assistant referee system has been much talked about since being used at the World Cup earlier this year _ praised by some for spotting ...

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Half of killer whale populations in the world threatened by toxic chemicals: Study

More than half population of Killer whales across the globe is under threat posed by a chemical decades after their production and sale banned decades ago, study.

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PCBs threaten to wipe out half the world's killer whales within decades

Whales near heavily contaminated areas around Brazil, the U.K., Japan, Hawaii and the Strait of Gibraltar are at the greatest risk of disappearing

NY Times /
I Was Misinformed: The Wild Alaskan Whales Will Perform at Noon

There’s nothing like a long ocean cruise among the icebergs to make you realize you are not a cruise person.

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