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Travel Technology

From booking flights and hotels to checking email at 30,000 feet to Google mapping tourist destinations, technology is changing the way we travel.

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Record Number Of Tourists Visited D.C. In 2012

Close to 19 million tourists visited Washington, D.C. in 2012, spending $6.2 billion.

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Twenty-Four Historic Sites Compete For $1 Million In Preservation Grants

A contest has 24 local historic sites fighting for votes—and $1 million in preservation grants.

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Volkswagen Gives $10 Million For National Mall Restoration Efforts

German carmaker Volkswagen is giving $10 million to help spruce up the National Mall. 

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The Elcie Diaries: From The Eastern Shore To A 'Bioluminescent' Bay

We hear the continuing saga of a Maryland family on a year-long sailing expedition around the world.

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Why Parking May Be More Expensive At Ocean City This Summer

In an effort to make up for declining property taxes, officials in Ocean City, Md., are considering increasing parking fees and metering several previously free streets in the resort town.

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Eternal Flame At Arlington National Cemetery Undergoes Repairs

The eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in the Arlington National Cemetery is undergoing repairs for the month of May.

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Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

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Jeff Chu: "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America"

A journalist’s yearlong pilgrimage across the country to explore what it means to be gay and Christian in America.

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Dulles Airport At 50

As Washington Dulles International Airport marks its 50th anniversary, we look at how its growth reflects that of the region and explore what's new at the airport for passengers.

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