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4 Ways Robin Williams Changed the Way We Think About Feminism and Gay Rights

The world lost a comedy legend on Monday, one children all over grew up with as he took us on magic carpet rides, literary journeys and inside the …

5 Things You Should Never Wear on an Airplane

When you're flying in a metal tube at 30,000 feet, comfort trumps style. To help you avoid an in-flight fashion faux pas, avoid wearing the 5 items below.<p><b>Jumpsuits</b><p>Save the jumpsuit for when you're at your destination. While jumpsuits are comfortable, chic and easy to layer, they're impractical when …

10 Trips That Are Better Taken Solo

By Allison Williams, CNTraveler.com<p>If you have the will (and the way), you can travel just about anywhere, but some trips beg for solo exploration. These are 10 getaways that are even better when you're alone.<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to …

Why Well Traveled Kids Make The Most Successful Adults

Photo Courtesy of Viva Tropical<p>When I was 3 years old, my dad decided to take us on a road trip to Paris. Our departure point was Naples, Italy. Boy, was I not eager to leave my beloved home, my cherished yard and my local beach to embark on a 48 hour trip towards an unknown destination with an …

Travel Tip: What to Pack in Your Daybag

This is a question that you guys have asked time and time again. When I travel, there are a few things that are always in my bag. These keep me out of sticky situations and have made all the difference when I travel.<p><b>Baby Wipes</b><p>Simple, but useful. Baby wipes have an endless number of uses. Walking …

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Brela Is The Secret European Beach Retreat You've Been Dreaming About

Warning: This beach will make you want to hop on a plane to Croatia ASAP.<p>The search for the perfect beach is never-ending, from a white sand paradise in Australia to an epic strip of sand in Greece, yet somehow each find is better than the last.<p>Brela is another one of those insanely gorgeous, …

Cevennes National Park, France

<b>Name:</b> Cevennes National Park <b><br>Location:</b> France <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1970 <b><br>Size:</b> 353 square miles (913 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Peaks to Plains</b> In Cevennes National Park low mountains flow smoothly onto the plains of Languedoc, creating a patchwork of rocky heights, grasslands, forests, and farms. …

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Transgender teen told she can't come to school as girl

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — The last time Rachel Pepe was at school, she was known to her teachers and classmates as Brian.<p>Now, as the 13-year-old transitions her identity and gender with the support of her mother, Rachel may not be able to go back.<p>Her mother says an official at Thorne Middle School told …

Pacific Islands inch towards gender equality with female appointments

A pledge by political leaders two years ago to accelerate efforts towards closing the gender gap in the Pacific Islands has been boosted with the announcement that three women will take the helm of the regional intergovernmental organisation, the Pacific Islands forum secretariat, headquartered in …

Court: Poland culpable for CIA secret prisons | Europe

<b>Haarlem, Netherlands -</b> On July 24, seven judges on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Poland in a landmark case, making it the first European Union country to be held accountable for its involvement in the United States' systematic, extrajudicial detention of suspects, known as …

Denver teenager was not deemed high-level threat before fatal shooting

A teenager who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed “not a high level of threat” after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.<p>The disciplinary records show …

German spy agency nabbed phone calls by Kerry, Clinton

Spy outfit accidentally recorded calls by current and former US secretaries of state, says report, an awkward revelation given Germany's outcry over NSA.<p>Germany's foreign intelligence service recorded phone calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry as well as former secretary Hillary Clinton, …

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Kenya bars travellers from Ebola-hit nations

Kenya is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the government has announced.<p>Kenya Airways also announced that it would suspend its flights to Freetown and Monrovia when the government travel ban on passengers …

My lost son: Carol King Eckersley retraces Lockerbie victim's life

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1101000/1101805_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524722946_c224253e2d2891e65279555f75232936<p><b>A mother who only learned last year that her son was killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has made an emotional visit to the town.</b><p>Carol King …

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Scottish independence: NHS becomes referendum battleground

<b>The health service has become a key battleground in the Scottish independence campaign.</b><p>The Scottish government claimed that "wholesale privatisation" of the NHS in England threatened Scottish funding.<p>A UK government spokesman denied this, saying Scotland's NHS was totally devolved and all policy …

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Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

CAIRO/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires.<p>A Palestinian protester hurls a stone at Israeli …