Monthly Archives: July 2011

Guinea Bissau Country Specific Information

Guinea-BissauCOUNTRY DESCRIPTION: The Republic of Guinea-Bissau, a small country in western Africa, is one of the world’s poorest nations. The capital is Bissau and the official language is Portuguese, though many people outside of Bissau only sp… Continue reading

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New screening method could speed plane boarding

New airport screening trial set after complaints about aggressive pat-downs, body scans by Transportation Security Administration.

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Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza Bio

NAME: Basil Ben Baldanza

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‘Biggest Loser’ resorts to expand across the USA

The Biggest Loser weight-loss/lifestyle-change resorts (now in Utah and Malibu) are about to gain ground. They are going to become a big cha …

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Olympic National Park warns hikers: Don’t wee in the woods

Responding to a fatal mountain goat attack on a hiker last fall, officials at Washington’s Olympic National Park are urging visitors not to urinate …

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Ticket reservations open for New York’s 9/11 Memorial

Starting today, visitors can make free online reservations to tour the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan, which will be dedicated on the 10th …

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Airbus A380 superjumbo jet is coming to the skies near you

This summer, the superjumbo Airbus A380 will appear in the USA in greater numbers and be available to more American travelers.

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U.S. fishermen still missing off the coast of Mexico

Almost a week after a charter fishing boat sank off the coast of Mexico in the Gulf of California, seven fishermen — most from the San Francisco …

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10 great space-related sites

With the final Space Shuttle launch planned for this week, space fans soon will be facing cosmic withdrawal. Never fear, an array of museums …

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Chicago’s Adler Planetarium rockets tourists into deep space

A new exhibit, Deep Space Adventures, brings the USA’s oldest planetarium into the future.

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