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Boston Marathon Too Square for You? Try These 8 Fun Runs

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Apr 17th 2014 01:21 PM
The Boston Marathon is coming up. Here are some stranger running events.
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Monday's Boston Marathon is certainly one of the more celebrated events for runners to show off their moxie. But if you're looking to travel for races that are more eclectic -- and at considerably less than marathon distances -- check out these crazy events around the country designed for athletes on two feet.
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Points of Interest: Search for Survivors of South Korea Ferry Disaster Continues

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 17th 2014 10:33 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressSouth Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea on April 17.
The continuing search for survivors of the South Korea ferry is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 16th 2014 09:29 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressA helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea on Wednesday
A South Korean ferry sinking is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Searchers View China as 'Hurting as Much as Helping'

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 15th 2014 11:21 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressThis map from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre details the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The search area for the missing has proved too deep for a robotic submarine, which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the black boxes, authorities said.
A New York Times report that China's actions in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 "are seen as hurting as much as helping" is among today's points of interest.
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citizenM Times Square, Portland's Residence Inn by Marriott and Iconic Santorini: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 04:40 PM
citizenM, Residence Inn, Iconic Santorini
citizenM Times Square, Portland's Residence Inn by Marriott in Downtown/Pearl District and Iconic Santorini highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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IRS Tax Refund 101: How to Travel on Your Refund

by Megan Swanick. Posted Apr 14th 2014 02:24 PM
Dreaming Of Refunds
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As most Americans know, tomorrow is the deadline to file your 2013 taxes with the IRS. There is an upside, however, to paying taxes. Well, other than paved roads and schools and whatnot: getting your refund. And the best use of that newfound money is, of course, travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of ideas where your refund can take you, broken down by just how much you're getting back.
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Aldon Smith or Random Twitter User: Which Alleged Airplane-Bomb Threat Maker Had the Worst Sunday?

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 12:59 PM
Super Bowl Football
Associated PressSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during the second half of Super Bowl XLVII.
On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after allegedly telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. In a separate incident earlier in the day, now former Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_ Tweeted to American Airlines that he was part of Al Qaida and on June 1 was "gonna do something really big."

Sunday was not a good day for either Smith or @QueenDemetriax_. Let's see who had it worse.
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Points of Interest: Submarine Searches Ocean Floor for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 09:29 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressThe chief coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Center retired Chief Air Marshal Angus Houston speaks at a press conference about the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, on April 14.
A submarine searching the ocean floor for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Signal Now in Doubt

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 11th 2014 10:32 AM
Australia Malaysia Plane
Associated PressA Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion is flown by Flt. Lt Tim McAlevey back, in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean on April 11.
Searchers casting doubt on the signal for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is among today's points of interest.
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Cherry Blossom Festival: 5 Easy iPhone Photography Tips

by Jess Moss. Posted Apr 10th 2014 01:39 PM
Cherry Blossoms DC
Jess Moss
The Cherry Blossom Festival is on in Washington, DC, and after a long winter the white and pink flowers are blooming. The blossoms are expected to peak this weekend, and if you visit the Tidal Basin you'll see more cameras than at a Hollywood red carpet. But you don't need fancy equipment to capture memorable cherry blossom photos. Here are five tips for taking awesome cherry blossom pictures using only an iPhone.
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