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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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  • Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A regional official in Poland wants two fragments of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto put on a list of historical monuments. The proposal published on Tuesday says the red… The post Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments 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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  • 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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  • Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The sorry state of the snowpack in the Sierra has forced a ban on snowmobiling at a popular recreation area near the California-Nevada line until further notice. It’s one of the… The post Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone 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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  • 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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  • NYC celebrates lunar new year with art, dance performances

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is celebrating the lunar new year with artworks and performances that highlight an eight-day festival to usher in the Year of the Dog. Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall… The post NYC celebrates lunar new year with art, dance performances appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Climber's death on popular Oregon peak underscores dangers

    GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s tallest peak rises above the streets of downtown Portland, its gorgeous snow-capped slopes luring 10,000 climbers a year. The picture postcard view of Mount Hood makes it one of… The post Climber’s death on popular Oregon peak underscores dangers appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Mardi Gras marred as 3 killed, 5 wounded in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A festive close to Mardi Gras was marred by shootings across New Orleans that left three people dead and five others wounded. The first two shootings happened in the afternoon, when… The post Mardi Gras marred as 3 killed, 5 wounded in New Orleans appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Man shot along parade route dies

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras (all times local): 11:30 p.m. New Orleans police say a man has died after a shooting along the Mardi Gras parade route. That brings shooting deaths… The post The Latest: Man shot along parade route dies appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Mardi Gras parade honors New Orleans' tricentennial

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers are expected on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its… The post Mardi Gras parade honors New Orleans’ tricentennial appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Philadelphia throwing parade as it gets its 'LOVE' back

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — “LOVE” will be taking to the streets of Philadelphia ahead of Valentine’s Day. The famous 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture is returning to its home Tuesday — and will make a number of… The post Philadelphia throwing parade as it gets its ‘LOVE’ back appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Family, friends ID Grand Canyon crash victims

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash at the west rim of the Grand Canyon (all times local): 7:15 a.m. The three people who died on a sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon… The post The Latest: Family, friends ID Grand Canyon crash victims appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon, kills 3 British tourists

    PHOENIX (AP) — Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital while crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area… The post Helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon, kills 3 British tourists appeared first on WTOP.

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  • NIMBY vs. YIMBY: Housing battle brews in booming Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that… The post NIMBY vs. YIMBY: Housing battle brews in booming Seattle appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Bombings and crashes among Russia's past air disasters

    MOSCOW (AP) — A look at notable disasters that have befallen Russian airliners, either crashes or bombings: –Feb. 11, 2017: An Antonov-148 regional jet operated by Saratov Airlines crashes shortly after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo… The post Bombings and crashes among Russia’s past air disasters appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Igloos warm hearts in old ski town where migrants fill hotel

    SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy (AP) — San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps, once had a thriving ski trade. But financial issues kept the lifts closed this winter. A local hotel houses… The post Igloos warm hearts in old ski town where migrants fill hotel appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Ryanair flight returns to Bucharest airport, lands safely

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say the pilots of a Ryanair flight asked to return to the Bucharest airport amid reports that their plane’s tail may have clipped the runway on takeoff. Henri Coanda… The post Ryanair flight returns to Bucharest airport, lands safely appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Airline 'bumping' of passengers falls to lowest rate ever

    Airlines bumped passengers off flights at the lowest rate on record last year after United Airlines was pilloried when a passenger was dragged off a full plane. The Transportation Department said Thursday that airlines bumped… The post Airline ‘bumping’ of passengers falls to lowest rate ever appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Naked airline passenger taken for psychiatric examination

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow… The post Naked airline passenger taken for psychiatric examination appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Native church's lawsuit spurs training for airport screeners

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A wooden box carried an eagle feather and bone whistle, a gourd rattle and a feather fan — items that carry spiritual energy and are used in Native American religious ceremonies.… The post Native church’s lawsuit spurs training for airport screeners appeared first on WTOP.

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