American Airlines adds four US routes from Miami hub

American Airlines adds four US routes from Miami hub
American Airlines will bolster its Miami hub, adding nonstop service to four cities. American's flights between Miami and the four cities — Austin; Kansas City, Mo.; Salt Lake City and San Antonio — will begin March 5, the company announced Thursday.
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Rick Steves: What's worth a splurge in Europe?
I've always been a fan of budget travel tips. For more than 30 years I've written and lectured about ways to stow-away, picnic and get special deals to be able to afford international travel. My feeling has long been that "you experience more by …
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Tough voting laws useless in identity theft case UPDATE

Tough voting laws useless in identity theft case UPDATE
Federal prosecutors say he took another man's identity to get food stamps and Medicaid, obtain a U.S. passport and driver's license, and register to vote. While Perez-Rivera did not have to prove his citizenship to vote because he registered in 1999 …
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How To Renounce Your US Citizenship And Become Stateless
They are also working to help me update my immigration records to reflect that status as well. … Most people would apply for Paraguayan residency (and therefore a cedula first) and then even get a Paraguayan passport before renouncing. It seems you …
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Environmental measures

Environmental measures
The latter, developed by EcoPorts/European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), certifies ports' environmental management systems and is a stepping stone to obtaining ISO 14001 accreditation. When weighing up the cost/benefit calculation of SDM/PERS …
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Professor Profile: Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield
I showed my old passport to a student the other day, and he told me I looked like a porn star. I think that's a compliment.” Perhaps it is his likeness to other writers that inspired his own career's trajectory, … “I don't think I ever really grew up …
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Kerre McIvor: The perils of online dating

Kerre McIvor: The perils of online dating
Any new singleton, wary of dipping their toe into the murky water of online dating, must surely be even more cautious after two news stories this week highlighting the perils of such behaviour. The one that … When he said he couldn't afford to travel …
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Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations
WASHINGTON (AP) – The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around the world, potentially leaving millions of people awaiting U.S. travel documents in the lurch.
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Pride and prejudice
There is no need to presume that CEO-designate Christoph R. Mueller will not be able to do the job simply because he does not hold a Malaysian passport. … Sadly, it has to take two tragedies for us to wake up to the reality that we need to cure the …
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The Catskills Are New York's New Culinary Retreat

The Catskills Are New York's New Culinary Retreat
It's Friday night in Bloomville, New York, population 213. I'm sitting at a communal picnic table in the backyard of an 1860s Italianate house, eating what must be one of the most exquisite wood-fired pizzas west of the Hudson. The crust is sourdough …
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Cheap travel: Tips and tricks for getting your passport
Even if you have a passport, make sure it doesn't expire within six months. If so, you might not be able to travel on it until it's renewed, as many countries won't let you enter. And the airline might not even let you board the plane to get there …
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Germans Rise Up Against Islamization

Germans Rise Up Against Islamization
"Many people in Germany have legitimate concerns about the spread of radical Islamic ideology, which promotes violence against non-Muslims, robs women and girls of their natural rights, and seeks to require the application of Sharia law…. Because the …
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Passport office: How hard can it be?
News flash for those who need a passport: Don't count on the U.S. Government, which has two speeds — slow and stop. I was dismayed at the front-page article and the accompanying photo which showed a family attempting to obtain a passport from the …
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The other Chinese revolution: Meet the people who took Deng's economic great
His most-cited aphorism – “To get rich is glorious” – did not actually spill from his mouth; historians suspect its provenance can be traced to the West. But in deed ….. She is no longer even a Chinese citizen, and now travels on a U.S. passport …
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NYS Parks: Two-day special offer on Empire Passports sees more than 15000 sold
A two-day special on Empire Passports offered this week by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation resulted in the sale of more than 15,000, three-year passports being sold. The sale generated more than $ 2 million in revenue, a …
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Romanian Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in International Fraud Scheme

Romanian Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in International Fraud Scheme
Caprarescu also admitted that he used a false Belgian passport bearing an alias to rent a mailbox at a U.S. Pak-n-Ship store located in Broward County, Florida. The cases were investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security …
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Sources Sought Notice – Passport Courier / Driver Service for DOT
Although this notice stops short of setting December 21st as an absolute deadline for submitting Statements of Qualifications, the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is not promising to review any qualifications-statements submitted to DOT after …
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Rescinding passport only helps my case, says fugitive sex blogger

Rescinding passport only helps my case, says fugitive sex blogger
They may possibly secure an Emergency Certificate from the Malaysian embassies in the US and Sweden, which will allow them to return to Malaysia where they can appeal the cancellation of their passports, although it is likely both will face arrest for …
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Feds charge two Minnesotans with trying to aid ISIS

Feds charge two Minnesotans with trying to aid ISIS
When a passport office official asked about the cost of his trip, Yusuf said it was about $ 1,500. Federal … Nur left the Twin Cities for Turkey on May 29, also after obtaining an expedited U.S. passport and depositing $ 1,540 in cash to his checking …
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Terrorism forcing more Americans to obtain a passport
And still some will contend that the expensive cost to travel abroad makes it prohibitive. But proof shows that flights from the U.S. are about the same in price to flights from the U.K. to foreign lands at equal distances, and there are many ways to …
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China Increases Tourist Visa Validity from 1 to 10 Years, Starting Today
There's no doubt that obtaining a visa for travel is a headache, and for a long time Chinese visas were among the worst. There was the price ($ 140), the consular visits, the being separated from your passport during processing, and then the frustration …
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Vodacom has big M-Pesa plans
Today, says Singh, M-Pesa has 700 000 users active on the system – although about 300 000 more than that applied, but were rejected because they were either under 16 years of age, or not in possession of a South African passport. Channel growth … "It …
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