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Points of Interest: Details Emerge About South Korea Ferry Victims

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 24th 2014 09:09 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressSearchers and divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near buoys that were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea on Thursday.
Details emerging about the South Korea ferry crash victims is among today's points of interest.
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8 Thanksgiving Parades, Ranked

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 28th 2013 08:47 AM
Thanskgiving parade on Broadway, New York, with balloon with animal shapes, illustration by Damblans from french paper 'Le Peler
In terms of Thanksgiving traditions, taking in a parade is right up there with eating turkey, watching football and grimacing as a distant relative drinks too much and drops an off-color joke in front of the kids table.

Here are America's top eight Thanksgiving parades, ranked.
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13 U.S. Destinations France Warns Its Citizens About Visiting

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 20th 2013 03:30 PM
Thief removing item from tourist's backpack, rear view, close-up of hand
France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued travel warnings for parts of these nine U.S. cities-and for the entire state of Florida after dark-last week, "The International Business Times" reported.

Here are the security advisories in their entirety, along with photos of famous landmarks in the supposedly dangerous neighborhoods. (For the full effect, set the slideshow to "God Bless America" at full volume and, while watching it, munch on some Freedom Fries.)
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Discover Something New at Home in Detroit

by Jennifer Conlin. Posted Nov 20th 2013 11:00 AM
Detroit reflection in river
Getty Images
No one, sadly, has missed the news that Detroit is filing for bankruptcy. But don't let that fool you into giving Motown a miss. In spite of Detroit's financial woes, or maybe because of them, the city is reemerging, not disappearing, thanks to a growing number of artists and entrepreneurs.
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Five Best Places to Party In Michigan

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Mar 25th 2013 10:59 AM
Bronx Bar Detroit
These places all come hand-picked from Michigan's very own Wilson, a hard rock band whose members, according to our colleagues at Noisecreep, "take their partying very seriously."
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