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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • A return to New Orleans and its delicious, affordable cuisine

    A return to New Orleans and its delicious, affordable cuisine
    NEW ORLEANS - On Bourbon Street, stout men in narrow-brimmed hats strummed loud music from bars on opposite sides of the street, battling for the attention of passersby. Neatly dressed touts fanned out from strip-club doors, urging men to step within, smiling with well-oiled cheer. I snapped a photo of a woman in one doorway who appeared to be clad in little more below the waist than a strategically placed patch, and as I walked on, a young man followed me, calling out, "Hey, I saw you taking the picture. You want to hook up with any of them?"
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...

    Big Island's lush, isolated North Kohala nurtures music and arts

    Big Island's lush, isolated North Kohala nurtures music and arts
    HAWI, Hawaii - You don't get to North Kohala unless you mean to, or you've made a wrong turn. All the better for local musicians and artists to hide away and find their Polynesian muses. This lush district at the Big Island of Hawaii's north shore is...

    The National WWII Museum showcases tales of terror and bravery

    The National WWII Museum showcases tales of terror and bravery
    NEW ORLEANS - Marine Lt. Leonard Isaaks Jr. was killed on Feb. 20, 1945, during the battle for the Japanese island Iwo Jima. All you really need to know about his death is contained in the painstakingly printed letter found on his body: Dear Daddy,...

    Going beyond downtown Portland for cultural sights

    Going beyond downtown Portland for cultural sights
    Not all of Portland's visual-art attractions are in the downtown core, but they're still easily reachable by foot or mass transit. If you're up for crossing a bridge over the Willamette River or heading toward the hills on the western horizon, you'll be...