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Tourists Expected To Flock To Cities This Summer

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Cities will be the hotspots for tourists this year, according a transportation advocacy group.
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Cities will be the hotspots for tourists this year, according a transportation advocacy group.

Tourist season is starting, and according to one transportation advocacy group, cities are a hotspot destination this year.

About one third of Americans plan on taking a trip to the city, according to a new survey by the American Public Transportation Association. The nation's capital alone is expected to be the second-most popular city destination, bringing in 8.3 million visitors.

Nearly 60 percent of city summer travelers nationwide plan to use public transit according to the survey.

According to Destination DC, tourists spent $6 billion in the nation's capital in 2011.

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.
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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Episode 721: Unbuilding A City

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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