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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.
Fur Rondy/Clark James Mishler
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: Confusion Grows about Malaysia Airlines 370

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 13th 2014 09:57 AM
Indonesia Malaysia Plane
Associated Press
Confusion growing about the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines 370 is among today's points of interest.
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Abandoned Subway Stations: Five Cities with the Best Ghost Stations

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 26th 2014 04:13 PM
Abandoned Subway Stations Paris Metro, Station St. Martin
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Often referred to as ghost stations, some travelers obsess over tracking down abandoned subway stations. Subway networks around the world have stations there were cut off from service or never used at all, it's just a matter of finding them. Here are five cities with plenty of options for the abandoned metro-station hunter.
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7 Best Cities Outside of China to Ring in Chinese New Year

by Anna Brones. Posted Jan 31st 2014 10:30 AM
Australia Chinese New Year
Associated Press
The most important social holiday in China, Chinese New Year is tied to the lunar Chinese calendar, where every month begins on the darkest day. The holiday usually falls at the end of January or beginning of February. This year its Jan. 31 -- hey, that's today!-- and marks the Year of the Horse; people born in this year are said to be clever, kind, animated and energetic. Ready to celebrate? Here are the top seven cities outside of China that are going to be full of festivities.
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Points of Interest: 'Goodfellas' Robbery Arrests, Fake Hijacker Sentenced

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 24th 2014 10:17 AM
APTOPIX Lufthansa Heist
Associated Press
Five men getting charged with the 1978 Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport, a man getting 18 months in the clink for drunk dialing the FBI with a fake hijacking threat and a U.S. woman likely getting killed by elephants in Thailand are among today's points of interest.
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