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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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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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