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  • On the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera art trail in Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — With her unibrow, braided updo, colorful clothing and mustache, the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has become an idiosyncratic cult figure in the United States. Kahlo has an equally passionate following… The post On the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera art trail in Mexico City appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' to July 9 in water crisis

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s city of Cape Town has made more progress in putting off “Day Zero,” the date when it might have to turn off most water taps because of a drought. The… The post Cape Town pushes back ‘Day Zero’ to July 9 in water crisis appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Pastor describes blast, flames in Grand Canyon copter crash

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Las Vegas pastor said witnessing a “big explosion and instant flames” when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, has left him shaken. Pastor Lionel Douglass… The post Pastor describes blast, flames in Grand Canyon copter crash appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California

    BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said. The blaze… The post Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

    YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers say they’re working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. The Whydah (WIH’-duh)… The post Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell appeared first on WTOP.

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  • London Fashion: Erdem shows fancy florals; Kane goes for sex

    LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week saw a flurry of shows Monday emphasizing romance and femininity, often with exquisite workmanship and dashes of mystery and drama. Dresses dominated the runway. Christopher Kane offered a strong… The post London Fashion: Erdem shows fancy florals; Kane goes for sex appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss… The post Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White’s newly complex legacy appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Dozens of Dutch budget carrier's flights canceled, delayed

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new… The post Dozens of Dutch budget carrier’s flights canceled, delayed appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but no injuries have been reported. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot… The post Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it. The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down… The post Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it appeared first on WTOP.

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  • What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret

    LONDON (AP) — Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year — an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church so regal… The post What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape… The post Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins appeared first on WTOP.

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  • London fashion: Ruffles at Rocha, rich colors at Conran

    LONDON (AP) — Newcomer Simone Rocha and veteran Jasper Conran are among the designers showcasing their latest autumn and winter styles at London Fashion Week, as British luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry prepared to round out… The post London fashion: Ruffles at Rocha, rich colors at Conran appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Once near death, Tropicana now No. 2 casino in Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Ten years ago, Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino was on the verge of death, having been stripped of its casino license after its then-owners laid off vast swaths of the workforce,… The post Once near death, Tropicana now No. 2 casino in Atlantic City appeared first on WTOP.

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  • San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s usually cats in trees that need a firefighter’s help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff. San Francisco Fire… The post San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook’s financial support of some… The post Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Avalanche kills 1 Russian skier in Indian Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A Russian skier was killed by an avalanche that hit the Gulmarg tourist resort in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Friday. Four other Russian skiers from the group were rescued… The post Avalanche kills 1 Russian skier in Indian Kashmir appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Stiletto alert: London takes center stage of fashion world

    LONDON (AP) — It’s time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion world. London Fashion Week is set to begin Friday with a number of catwalk shows including exhibits by… The post Stiletto alert: London takes center stage of fashion world appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Avalanche kills 1 Russian skier in Indian Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say a Russian skier was killed by an avalanche that hit the Gulmarg tourist resort in the Indian portion of Kashmir. Police spokesman Manoj Kumar Pandit says four other Russian… The post Avalanche kills 1 Russian skier in Indian Kashmir appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 'Unseen' museum exhibit to depict glow-in-the-dark creatures

    NEW YORK (AP) — Feel as though you’re in the dark when it comes to the underwater world? New York’s American Museum of Natural History is working on just the solution: a floor-to-ceiling installation depicting… The post ‘Unseen’ museum exhibit to depict glow-in-the-dark creatures appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Report: A record 30M people visited Caribbean despite storms

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year, despite two devastating hurricanes that hit a region still struggling to recover, regional tourism officials said Thursday. Visitors spent… The post Report: A record 30M people visited Caribbean despite storms appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Denver moves closer to sparking up at legal marijuana club

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado business is closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. Owners of the Coffee Joint plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own marijuana space, where… The post Denver moves closer to sparking up at legal marijuana club appeared first on WTOP.

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  • For a luxurious lettuce salad, all you need is 3 things

    How often have you tossed the dinner salad? And, I am not talking about tossing it with dressing! If I had a nickel for every time that I’ve seen the salad bowl, left untouched and… The post For a luxurious lettuce salad, all you need is 3 things appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 3 skiers die in avalanche in the French Pyrenees

    PARIS (AP) — Authorities say three skiers have died after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees. The prefecture in the southern Hautes-Pyrenees region said the bodies of the three men were… The post 3 skiers die in avalanche in the French Pyrenees appeared first on WTOP.

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