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Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city's multilayered history, and the lifestyles of those who've lived it.Read More

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Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said....

Concession stand closures eyed for Chimayo walk
CHIMAYO, N.M. (AP) -- The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking law enforcement agencies to stop all concession and roadside stands along the annual Good Friday pilgrimage route to the El Santuario de Chimayo....

T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex - the king - is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana....

American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific....

JetBlue adding Pittsburgh-to-Ft. Lauderdale flight
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) -- JetBlue Airways plans to add a daily, nonstop flight from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in the fall....

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