Sara Hardy

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'We will not be silent': Families of victims vow to bring 'Newtown effect' to gun-control debate

WASHINGTON — Families and friends of the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School gathered Thursday in the nation's capital to honor their loved ones through a solemn vigil and volunteer work nearly one year after the Newtown massacre.<p>Relatives of other gun violence victims from cities …

NFL Week 15 picks: Predictions for all 16 games

With just three weeks left in the regular season, the playoff races around the NFL are heating up. Who did our NFL staffers pick to win in Week 15?<p>Coming off possibly the most entertaining week of the NFL season, this week's schedule doesn't appear to be as good, at least on paper. There aren't any …

Andrew McCutchen Proposed To His Girlfriend On 'Ellen'

Ellen DeGeneres, clearly in on the surprise, started the interview by asking the reigning National League MVP if he was dating anybody. At that point, McCutchen showed a video he had prepared and then brought his girlfriend up on stage.<p>Here is video of the proposal.

David Price trade rumors: SP would not sign extension with Mariners

David Price has been on the trade block this winter, but apparently is hoping the Mariners are not the ones to acquire him.<p>The agent for Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price says his client would not sign a contract extension with the Mariners if he is traded to Seattle, reports Ken …

NFL Referees Keep Making Bad Calls And The NFL Keeps Having To Admit Their Mistakes

Every week of the NFL season brings its share of incredible catches, touchdown celebrations, cringeworthy injuries and press conference cliches. To the likely disappointment of the NFL brass in New York City, each week of the season also seems increasingly likely to include at least one admission …

Craig Morton sues NFL for failing to protect players from head injuries

Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL on Tuesday alleging longtime quarterback Craig Morton and other former players suffered long-term effects from repeated head injuries because the league failed to protect them.<p>The 84-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in northern California, …

Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield to transfer, report says

The Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year will be taking his talents elsewhere.<p>Texas Tech quarterback and Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year Baker Mayfield will transfer from the program after taking much of the college world by storm this season, according to a report.<p>Mayfield was the first …

Corey Hart agrees to join Mariners

SEATTLE -- The Mariners added a pair of slugging first baseman-outfielders to go along with Robinson Cano on Wednesday, reaching agreement on a …

Head injuries in one football season cause measurable brain damage

For college athletes who get through their sport's season concussion-free, new research suggests it may be too early to breathe a sigh of relief.<p>Following a season of grueling practices and hard-fought games, football and ice hockey players who had no outward sign of head trauma showed worrisome …

Top 10: Beach Cities

TravelBest Of<p>See photos of National Geographic Traveler's top 10 beach cities (including Sydney, Barcelona, and Nice) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

11 Music Venue Icons in the U.S.

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For many people, music is the opposite of travel. It comes <i>to</i> us. If your dream is seeing “the Boss,” you wait for a tour, then buy your ticket to a variation on the same show in some big-box arena.<p>Yet some music venues are destinations themselves. After poring through …

Top 10 Museums and Galleries

Travel<p>Experience fine art at one of the top ten museums and galleries in the world.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.</b> <br>The Smithsonian is the world’s largest research and museum complex, with 19 museums and galleries, the National …

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Make Way for the Penguin Parade

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>“Just to the right of that rock,” ranger Ash Belsar said, pointing, as we grabbed our night-vision gear. “You’ll see one straight ahead.” I put the lens to my eye and scanned the beach. There it was: my first little penguin of the night, wobbling out of the surf.<p>And it …

Biking in Lewis + Clark’s Footsteps

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>“A kid can do a whole lot more than most adults think.” That’s how my eight-year-old son responded to people who thought it was too much for him to cycle with me for 67 days down the length of Japan.<p>We traveled 2,500 miles on connected bikes carrying about 75 pounds of gear …

Hiking Zion National Park

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I have a confession to make. The American Southwest wasn’t on my adventure radar until my friend Reed persuaded me to join him on a road trip through Utah Canyon Country.<p>Driving into Zion National Park at sunset was a shot in the arm for my wanderlust. I was ready to explore …

Top 10 Ancient Highways

Travel<p>Travel to the Past Down These Countries’ Ancient Roads<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Old North Trail, North America</b> <br>The Blackfeet Indians traveled along the Old North Trail, which originally stretched nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) from Canada to Mexico, …

Happiness Hot Spots

TravelTips and Advice<p>See photos of happiness hot spots, including Denmark, Singapore, Mexico, and California, from the new book Thrive by Dan Buettner, from National Geographic.

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2013 Tours of a Lifetime

Top 10 Urban Escapes

Travel<p>Some American cities are lucky enough to have units of the National Park System right on their doorsteps, offering recreation and natural beauty within easy reach of millions.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Most people, even dedicated urbanites, need a …

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Island Getaways

TravelBest Of<p>See photos of top island getaways (including Bali, Maui, Lord Howe Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Best Safari? Botswana.

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>This year, my wife and I will be marking our 20th wedding anniversary – a fact to which our kids excitingly wanted to know, “where are we going to celebrate?”<p>Becoming an expert on family travel has pretty much mandated that we vacation with the children at every opportunity. …

The Power of Train Travel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I blame luggage for all my troubles on trains — whether I’m whizzing down to Washington, D.C. or wending my way through Wallonia. I try to avoid clunking other passengers in the head with my elbow as I navigate tight aisles and haul my wheeled carry on over my head, but it’s …

Stargazing in Sedona

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>After a 13-hour drive from Sequoia to Sedona — during which I nearly ran out of gas on a beautiful but desolate stretch of highway 40 (if it hadn’t been for Max‘s hybrid endurance, I absolutely would have!) — I squeaked into Red Rock Country well past dark and barely in time …

Hiking the Inca Trail

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca …

Amazing Road Trips

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European Parks—Mountains

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of the mountain landscapes and wildlife of Europe (including alpine scenery, national parks, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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National Park Coastlines

Travel<p>See photos of U.S. national park coastlines (including Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Channel Islands, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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