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50 Places to Drink Local Brews in 50 States

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 7th 2014 04:44 PM
Vine Street Pub
Vine Street Pub
A belated happy National Beer Day to you! While not an official holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.

While National Beer Day 2104 has passed, we recognize the eternal importance of being able to enjoy beer in a manner more dignified than reaching into your fridge and cracking open a Keystone Light tall boy (not judging -- we've all been there). So Aol Travel and our colleagues at MapQuest compiled this list of a special spots to drink a great local beer in each state (and Washington, DC because we have offices in the area and insight into where to drink nearby).
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Take the Google Fiber Tour in The Silicon Prairie (aka Kansas City)

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Jan 24th 2014 02:43 PM
Diana Lambdin Meyer
When Kevin Collins of San Francisco visited relatives in Kansas City recently, he didn't crash with family or check into a hotel. Instead he booked a room with Homes 4 Hackers, a part of the KC Start-Up Village, an entrepreneurial haven for technology geeks across the country.
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Peeping Tom Causes American Airlines to Divert Flight

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 8th 2014 12:32 PM
On Sunday, American Airlines flight 24 from San Francisco to New York was diverted to Kansas City after "an electronic device thought potentially to be a bomb was found on board," according to NBC News.
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Points of Interest: Gross Restaurant Practices, American Airlines to Settle 9/11 Lawsuit

by Zach Everson. Posted Dec 16th 2013 10:10 AM
mince meat.
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Restaurant workers handling raw beef but not washing their hands, American Airlines settling a 9/11-related lawsuit with Cantor Fitzgerald and Arizona wine country are among today's points of interest.
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Around the Block: Amelia Earhart's Birthplace and Atchison, Kansas

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Oct 11th 2013 01:00 PM
Amelia Earhart Home - Atchison, Kansas
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Just across the Missouri River from Kansas City International Airport lies Atchison, Kansas. Once a major rail hub in the days of western expansion, Atchison is now best known as the birthplace and childhood home of Amelia Earhart.

The world-famous pilot who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting the first flight around the world reached celebrity status because of her pioneering adventures.

A visit to her birthplace and other sites that honor her accomplishments just might fuel a few dreams for the young women of a new generation.
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