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Points of Interest: Israel to Equip Commercial Jets with Lasers, Virgin Cruise Lines May Be in the Works

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 4th 2014 10:38 AM
El Al Boeing 777-200 (4X-ECD) landing at Heathrow Airport, London.
Israel's commercial jets will soon be firing lasers, Virgin Cruise Line may be next for Richard Branson and winter storms causing up to $500 million in losses for U.S. airlines are among today's points of interest.
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Mardi Gras: Top 9 Cities Not Named New Orleans to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Mar 3rd 2014 10:30 AM
Feb. 18, 2012 - Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S - Patrons take time out of their celebration for a quick photo showing off their cost
AlamyPatrons take time out of their celebration for a quick photo showing off their costumes during the 2012 Mardi Gras parade and festival at the Soulard District in St. Louis, Missouri.
It's Mardi Gras season -- time to blow some steam and overindulge before the Christian season of Lent begins. Think New Orleans is the only place to throw some beads? You need to get out a bit more.
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Mardi Gras for Kids: Tips for Celebrating in New Orleans

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Feb 7th 2013 10:07 AM
As one happy group of purple-clad visitors wraps up its triumphant visit to New Orleans, another group is currently descending on The Big Easy in advance of Mardi Gras 2013. These travelers are asking a lot of questions: What's the Mardi Gras parade schedule? (It's right here.) Why does everyone on the floats wear masks? (It's the law.) How many beads do you think I'll be able to amass? (A lot.)
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans: A Gallery of What You Missed

by Zach Honig. Posted Mar 9th 2011 04:15 PM
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Zach Honig

Mardi Gras isn't only about topless girls and drunken antics on New Orleans' Bourbon Street – though there's definitely plenty of that among the city's tourist population. It's also about spending time with family and friends, putting work on hold, and forgetting about life's hardships, if only for a few days. Children joined drunken partiers along the parade route, though few could be found in the French Quarter, with the occasional youngster tossing beads from a balcony.
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Anderson Cooper, Kelly Ripa Toss Beads at Mardi Gras Parade

by Zach Honig. Posted Mar 7th 2011 03:45 PM
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Zach Honig

Tourists visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras this week may have spotted CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and TV host Kelly Ripa on-board a float during Sunday night's Endymion parade – the pair served as grand marshals for the famous parade, which often features celebrities.
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