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Colonialism a cause to celebrate in Singapore | Asia Times

Colonialism a cause to celebrate in Singapore | Asia Times

Time and history are relative in Singapore. The city-state turned 50 in 2015, a Golden Jubilee celebrated with great ceremony and enthusiasm, all branded with merchandise, exhibitions and concerts. Just four years later, in 2019, Singapore will also become 200 years old, commemorating the bicentennial of its “founding.” Sir Stamford ...

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The government shutdown: What we know now

The government shutdown: What we know now

CLOSE Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a federal government shutdown. (Jan. 20) AP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber on the first morning of a government shutdown Jan. ...

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African safaris are the perfect unique vacations to take in 2018

African safaris are the perfect unique vacations to take in 2018

CLOSE Even The Terminator gets scared! Arnold Schwarzenegger s a video of his close encounter with an elephant during an African safari. Keleigh Nealon (@keleighnealon) has the story. Buzz60 Dianne Newcomer(Photo: courtesy) In Swahili, the word safari means “long journey,” and I think it is a perfect way to describe ...

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Watertown family finds trouble in paradise

Watertown family finds trouble in paradise

The first eight days of the Even family’s Hawaiian vacation were just as they had imagined: Warm sunny days, snorkeling in the crystal clear Pacific waters, hiking in Maui’s rainforest, laying on the beach and watching whales and sea turtles. The ninth day was a different story. Charlie and Cari ...

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Colonialism a cause to celebrate in Singapore

Colonialism a cause to celebrate in Singapore

Time and history are relative in Singapore. The city-state turned 50 in 2015, a Golden Jubilee celebrated with great ceremony and enthusiasm, all branded with merchandise, exhibitions and concerts. Just four years later, in 2019, Singapore will also become 200 years old, commemorating the bicentennial of its “founding.” Sir Stamford ...

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How The Shutdown Will Impact National Parks

How The Shutdown Will Impact National Parks

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: The Trump administration is looking to avoid one of the most public displays of the ongoing federal government shutdown – the closings of the country’s national parks. During the last shutdown in 2013, those closures gated off national parks, recreation areas and monuments. So this time, most ...

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How a rising tourism tide lifts all boats in Vietnam

How a rising tourism tide lifts all boats in Vietnam

As Vietnam prepares to welcome up to 17 million international tourists this year, a 30 per cent increase on last year’s record, even those in the nation’s most impoverished regions are ready to reap the benefits. Among them is Zu, a Black Hmong woman from the tiny village of Ta ...

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Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

The F.W. Woolworth’s lunch counter is seen at the International Civil Rights Center Museum in Greensboro, N.C. The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region. (AP Photo) The ...

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Federal government shutdown? What shutdown?

Federal government shutdown? What shutdown?

CLOSE Lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill on Friday, sending the federal government into shutdown limbo. After the federal spending authority expired at midnight Saturday, federal workers deemed “non-essential” were furloughed, a temporary layoff. “Essential” federal workers are still on the job. Among others, airports, national mail service, national ...

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