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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holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.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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Points of Interest: Still No Trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 10th 2014 10:04 AM
Malaysia Plane
Associated Press
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is among today's points of interest.
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Greyhound's 100th Anniversary: 7 Fun Bus Trips to Celebrate It

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 19th 2014 05:02 PM
2014 marks Greyhound's 100th anniversary. Founded in Minnesota in 1914 under the name Mesaba Transportation Company, nowadays you can take Greyhound to more than 3,800 places in the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. And if you can make your way across the pond, you can even ride Greyhound in the United Kingdom.

In honor of Greyhound's 100 years, we rounded up a few notable bus trips for the road warrior in you.
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Experience Somali Culture -- Beyond Watching 'Captain Phillips' -- in Minnesota

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Jan 16th 2014 10:39 AM
2013 Governors Awards - Arrivals
Associated Press
When casting began for Captain Phillips, nominated today for six Academy Awards, including best picture, the search for Somali actors to play the pirates led to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Roughly 50,000 Somali-Americans live in the Twin Cities and another 30,000 in other parts of the state, comprising the largest Somali population outside of Africa.
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The All-American Road Trip to Break Your New Year's Resolutions

by Anna Brones. Posted Jan 1st 2014 03:30 PM

You stuffed yourself with food over the holidays and now you're committing to eating and living better. In 2014 you will be healthy! Or will you?

Already sick of those resolutions? Feel free to break them. We have the perfect road designed for you to do just that. From the Spam Museum to all-American barbecue, there are plenty of places across the country where you can break down and defy your good intentions.
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