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Rick Steves: Top tips for traveling light

Sometimes I wonder why I lug my bag through airports, following my own recommendation to pack light enough to carry it on. It can be a drag, dragging your bag through airports. But once in a while I’m reminded of the joy of having everything with you – like the time I avoided a long layover by hopping on an earlier flight from Copenhagen to Bergen. After getting to my hotel two hours before planned, I enjoyed a jumpstart on my Norway time with a lovely evening in a salty port town, where summer’s “magic hour” lasts until 11 p.m.

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The faces of Southern Italy

SANT'ELIA, Italy - When you're standing on a cliff on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, you don't look down. You look up, mumble a prayer and you jump.

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Six hot new spots to dine in Stockton

It doesn't matter what draws you to Stockton's sunny streets. Whether you're Delta bound, wine-country set, or simply headed downtown for a concert or game, you'll need nourishment. Stockton's dining scene has taken off in recent years.

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Learning lessons about Lady Liberty

Her brow is resolute, as if hardened by innumerable Yankee losses. Her right arm is aloft, as if waving for the Uber guy. And her feet – they’re a ladies’ Size 879, rangers like to say.

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In New Orleans, the ghosts are like family

It’s generally accepted that New Orleans is unlike any other American city. Where else will you find people willingly boarding buses marked “Cemeteries”? Where else will voodoo priests and priestesses be lauded as rock stars, their graves decorated with floral tributes? What other city deifies its sinners and names its football team the Saints?

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Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton

The funeral service for Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Capt. Robert "Dave" Melton on Saturday morning at Children's Mercy Park.
David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com
Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton 1:02

Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton

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New glasses allow Wichita man to see color for the first time

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