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Their Towns Overrun With Tourists, Some Italians Cry, ‘Basta!’ - WSJ

By<p>Pietro Lombardi<p>In Capri, a squabble between two mayors—who are also cousins—highlights a larger debate throughout Italy. While tourism is an important revenue source, many Italians up and down the Italian peninsula would like tourists—at least some of them—to stay away.<p>Last year, Giovanni De …

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Back to the future: A last look at NYC's 1960's-era TWA Flight Center | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of visitors are expected at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday to get a last look at the iconic architecture of the Trans World Airlines Flight Center before the futuristic 1960’s building is converted into a hotel.<p>A woman poses inside the …

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3 Steps to the Greatest Pasta Meat Sauce of All Time

Breaking news: You never have to spend all Sunday simmering a pasta sauce ever again. (Unless you want to, which is totally cool).<p>Meet our 15-minute …

This restaurant chain started by 2 McDonald's veterans is leading a fast-food revolution

Mike Roberts, former global president of McDonald's, and Mike Donahue, former chief of global communications of McDonald's, teamed up with organic-food entrepreneur Stephen Sidwell three years ago to launch the healthy chain.<p>The restaurant, which serves chef-inspired meals designed with …

APOD: Blue Sun Bursting (2013 May 20) Image Credit & Copyright: Alan Friedman (Averted Imagination) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130520.html Explanation: Our Sun is not a giant blueberry. Our Sun can be made to appear similar to the diminutive fruit, however, by imaging it in a specific color of extreme violet light called CaK that is emitted by the very slight abundance of ionized Calcium in the Sun's atmosphere, and then false color-inverting the image. This solar depiction is actually scientifically illuminating as a level of the Sun's chromosphere appears quite prominent, showing a crackly textured surface, cool sunspots appearing distinctly bright, and surrounding hot active regions appearing distinctly dark. The Sun is currently near the maximum activity level in its 11 year cycle, and has emitted powerful flares over the past week. During times of high activity, streams of energetic particles from Sun may impact the Earth's magnetosphere and set off spectacular auroras. http://www.avertedimagination.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130520 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0520

Top adviser defends White House in IRS scandal

President Obama and his team are looking to move past last week's parade of scandal stories, but it won't be easy.<p>White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer hit the talk show circuit Sunday, but faced more questions about the Internal Revenue Service than about the economy and national security, and …