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The New Face Of Terrorism

In its top story on Wednesday, U.K.'s The Sun calls ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the world's most powerful terrorist. The chief of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is "seen as more influential than Osama Bin Laden," the paper wrote.<p>On Sunday, Baghdadi was declared the leader of a …

5 Amazing Libraries You Must Visit

To safeguard libraries from analog death, modern book houses are spruced up with crazy cool architectural cues and new forms of media to keep you people comfortable and entertained while being informed.<p>Modern libraries that are far from those dingy book crypts from your research paper nightmares!<p>To …

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10 Reasons to Visit Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Discover one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods.<p>One of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods in the late 19th century before falling into disrepair in the 1960s, the Old Fourth Ward is also where Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up (you can visit his boyhood home) and honed his …

The Cheapest Time To Fly This Summer

If you're looking for ways to get the most out of your travel plans by spending the least this summer, look no further.<p>Based on data from thousands of flights, the folks at CheapAir have concluded that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days to fly this summer. On average, you'll save $64 if …

10 Fun Facts About The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter's New Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is about to get a little bigger. And while Diagon Alley, the park's new addition, won't open until July 8, perhaps some fun facts will tide you over until then.<p>First, some basics. Harry's world spans two parks: Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. …

Every Reason Why Hilton Head Is The Place To Be This Summer

Hilton Head is a great go-to summer destination because it has a little bit of everything. Prime golf and tennis, beautiful beaches and a focus on family, making your stay the best vacation ever.<p>So pack your bags, get the kids in the car and start your road trip to the only place you'll want to be …

10 Amazing Free Museums in the U.S.

Cultural discovery doesn't always come cheap. While admission fees support and sustain museums, they can add up for tourists looking for artistic experiences on a budget.<p><i>National Museum of Natural History (Photo: Smithsonian Institution)</i><p>Cultural discovery doesn't always come cheap. While admission …

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The Traveler Photo Contest may have ended, but we're still loving these submissions. Pictured here, a supercell in the north of Champagne-Ardennes, France. See more standout entries from the final week, and vote for the Viewer's Choice: http://on.natgeo.com/1rgY3yl Photograph by Maximilian Conrad

Rome will be conquered next, says leader of Islamic State

Muslims have been called to flock to the 'Islamic State' to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the world<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the 'Islamic State' stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to …

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements<p>A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>You know Yellowstone and Yosemite... but how much do you know about the America's 56 other National Parks?<p>These lesser-known National Parks are less popular than their famed counterparts, but they're just as beautiful. Whether you want to explore ocean, mountains, caverns or …

What Makes Puerto Rico the Most Special Place in the U.S.A.

I'd like to share my viewpoint on why Puerto Rico truly deserves to have been chosen by USA Today readers as "The Best U.S. Island"; explained with the top ten reasons of what I think makes Puerto Rico the most special place in the U.S.A. Puerto Rico should be on any bucket list, and any …

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10 Inspiring Summer Drives to Add to Your Bucket List

Summers were made for cranking up the tunes and hitting the open road, ready for anything to happen. Get behind the wheel and let one of these 10 feel-good road trips inspire you to live in the moment. Read on to find legendary stretches of highway where you can careen around gutsy mountain passes, …

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Disgusting scandal could cost lives in Virginia: How suspected quid pro quo may doom Medicaid expansion

<b>State Sen. Phillip Puckett, D-Russell, gestures as he poses a question during the Senate Committee on Agriculture, conservation and Natural Resources public hearing on a bill that would limit strip mining of coal, at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)</b> …