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The 5 Worst Packing Problems and How to Solve Them

Back when the TSA first introduced its 3-1-1 rules for carry-on liquids, an IndependentTraveler.com staffer named Ashley inadvertently tried to bring a large, expensive bottle of shampoo through airport security. When the TSA officer threatened to confiscate the shampoo, Ashley returned to her airline’s counter to check her bag. The line was long, and she was in danger of missing ...

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Toronto Maple Leafs unveil retro St. Pats sweaters

Feb. 21 (UPI) — No, those aren’t green and white candy canes. The Toronto Maple Leafs will sport the colors on striped sweaters for its March 18 contest to honor the teams from 1919 to 1927. The Maple Leafs are facing the Chicago Blackhawks during that contest at the Air Canada Centre. Before being named the Maple Leafs, the franchise ...

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American flag contains 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and EU Council President Donald Tusk pose for photographers as Pence arrives at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.  (AP) BRUSSELS –  The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s appearances in Brussels. A background picture of the American ...

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The busiest airports in Europe

ANYONE who has tried to hold a conversation in a West London garden will wonder how it is possible to squeeze any more more flights into Heathrow Airport. On average, a chinwag is interrupted every minute or so by a Boeing or an Airbus rumbling overhead.  And yet each year more people manage to pass through. The latest figures from ...

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How to keep cool without costing the Earth

ABOUT 6% of the electricity generated in America is used to power air-conditioning systems that cool homes and offices. As countries such as Brazil, China and India grow richer, they will surely do likewise. Not only is that expensive for customers, it also raises emissions of greenhouse gases in the form both of carbon dioxide from burning power-station fuel and ...

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Victor Cruz worked out for Carolina Panthers

Feb. 20 (UPI) — Cam Newton could use a veteran wide receiver in the Carolina Panthers‘ locker room. That player could be Victor Cruz. The former New York Giants wide receiver recently worked out for the Panthers, according to reports. Some reports say the workout happened over the weekend, while others suggest that the parties met Monday. Cruz was released ...

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Euphoria returns to markets

LIKE the weather in Chicago, you don’t have to wait long for a new trend in the stockmarkets. Just a few weeks ago, investors seemed to have second thoughts about their Trump-related euphoria (which itself was a contrast to the widespread nervousness ahead of the election). Now they have been recording new highs again. While the spark for the rally ...

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