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Jack London State Historic Park, 100 years after he died

GLEN ELLEN, Calif.-Rain fell. Nothing major, certainly not on the level of an Old Testament gully washer. Just a steady, spitting splatter of linked hydrogen and hydroxyl ions that turned the ground squishy and made you want to nominate the inventor of Gor-Tex for a Nobel.

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In New Orleans, the ghosts are like family

It's a generally accepted fact 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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Winston Churchill's paintings star in an exhibit on the Queen Mary

It was late summer 1939. Winston Churchill, then a member of the British Parliament, and artist Paul Maze were leisurely painting at their easels by a babbling brook in the French countryside. Suddenly, a young messenger boy came running across the field, clutching a telegram. "Situation worsening," it read. "Advice: Come home. You might have a job," Maze would later recall in a documentary.

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Visit Rancho Obi-Wan, the 'Star Wars' museum

May the Fourth be with you: A former Petaluma, Calif., chicken farm now boasts more than 500,000 items of ‘Star Wars’ memorabilia. From Yoda toilet paper to Darth Vader’s codpiece, it’s there on display. The museum's address is kept secret until people sign up for the tour.
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Visit Rancho Obi-Wan, the 'Star Wars' museum

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Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service

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