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Points of Interest: O'Hare Train Derailment Injures 32; Search Continues for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 24th 2014 09:54 AM
O'Hare International Airport Chicago train derailment
Associated Press
A train derailment at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport injures 32 people, the search continues for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and a New York Times report on TSA's misplaced faith in reading body language are among today's points of interest.
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Pi Day: 4 Places to Celebrate π on March 14

by Elise Hartman Ford. Posted Mar 13th 2014 01:43 PM
Pi Day is March 14, 3/14.
Pi Day: March 14, also 3/14, marks the day the world celebrates pi, the mathematical constant that defines the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The number hovers around 3.14 (hence the date chosen to honor it), but its decimal places go on infinitely. Mathematicians have been chasing after π 's exact value for thousands of years, to no avail.

Obviously, something so mysterious must be heralded. Here are four ways people are celebrating the holiday around the United States.
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Chicago Spring Break Crawl: Lincoln Park Zoo, Shedd Aquarium and More

by Elaine Glusac. Posted Mar 4th 2014 11:45 AM
Spirit of Chicago Cruise Lake Michigan
Eat all you can aboard the Spirit of Chicago sightseeing yacht as it glides across Lake Michigan. Photo: Spirit of Chicago.

Spring fever rages in Chicago where the perennially pent-up-by-winter shed a dozen pounds -- literally and psychically -- just by shrugging off their Gore-Tex and shedding Sorels.

Get the All-Inclusive Treatment: Spirit of Chicago
Pay one price for a bundled food or drink experience

Combine a sightseeing tour with an all-you-can-eat meal aboard Spirit of Chicago. The Navy Pier-based, 600-capacity yacht makes dining tours several times weekly. Gorge on salads and chicken at lunch (from $49.90) and sirloin and talapia at dinner (from $72.90) between selfies and panoramas of the skyline.
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3 New Hotel Openings: Chicago's Kinzie, Miami's Cambria Suites and Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 10th 2014 04:15 PM
Facebook/Kinzie Hotel
Chicago's Kinzie Hotel (pictured at top), Miami's Cambria Suites Miami Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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3 New Hotel Openings: Chicago's Godfrey, New York's Crowne Plaza JFK Airport and Glasgow's easyHotel

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 3rd 2014 04:22 PM
The Godfrey
Chicago's The Godfrey, New York City's Crowne Plaza JFK Airport and Glasgow's easyHotel highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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