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Reserve Your Cabin At Cape Lookout National Seashore

It wasn’t too long ago that the cabins at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina closed for the winter, but it won’t be long before you can reserve one for next summer. The cabins on Great Island and Long Point will open for the 2015 season on March 16, and close for the year on November 28. You can reserve one beginning January 5 at 10 a.m. EST via recreation.gov.

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10 desert escapes quash cold-weather blues

Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1DrN2Bb Expansive sapphire-blue skies, soaring red rocks, shifting white sand dunes that gleam in the sun – what better way to beat the cold than with a vacation to a desert? Forget the Sahara: You can find surreal and expansive landscapes to explore in the American Southwest and Pacific. From glamorous desert cities that buzz with excitement to solace-inspiring stretches of sand-filled national parks, there is a trip to suit every traveler.

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The latest on powerful Northern California storm

Some street flooding was reported in the Sacramento Valley as heavier rain moved in. The National Weather Service issued an urban and small stream flood advisory until Thursday night for much of the Sierra foothills and northern Central Valley.

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Probe launched of alleged cover-up in child death case

Years after a child was killed by a poorly-maintained wall in Lassen Volcanic National Park, the Department of the Interior inspector general is investigating allegations of a cover-up by government officials. Nine-year-old Tommy Botell was killed in 2009 while hiking with his family after the retaining wall on which he and his sister were sitting collapsed and crushed them.

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Livestock disease found in Montana cow

The Department of Livestock said Friday that the animal was identified during testing by a rancher whose cattle graze inside a designated disease surveillance area around Yellowstone National Park. State veterinarian Marty Zaluski says the ranch where the infection was found has been quarantined and adjacent livestock producers notified.

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Family of Harold Henthorn’s first wife hope “justice is served”

The family of the first wife of Harold Henthorn – now accused of murdering his second wife in Rocky Mountain National Park – have issued a statement saying they are grateful for the renewed investigation into both wives’ deaths. The family of Sandra Lynn Rishell Henthorn, who died in 1995, say that they now hope that “justice will be served.”

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Washington’s lesser-known attractions make for a capital time

But if you’ve already made it to those must-sees, there are plenty of off-the-beaten-path sights, sounds and flavors to enjoy. This is a guide for those who want to march to the beat of a different drummer - make that a hundred different drummers - who converge for a weekly jam.

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One Overreach Too Far

U.S. Navy representatives rolled into Pacific Beach, Washington, for a public meeting on Wednesday, November 19, hoping to sell a gathering of Olympic Peninsula residents on the moving parts of NAS Whidbey’s ambitious new plan for expanding electronic warfare training. It was also an opportunity for locals to comment on what many attendees already considered an overreach of major proportions and consequences, with too many aircraft dispersing way too many electrons over or near their communities and the Olympic National Park.

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Pearl Harbor Day 73rd Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony To Be…

The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy will host a joint memorial ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 2014 on the main lawn of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, looking directly out to the USS Arizona Memorial, at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The ceremony will be attended by more than 2,500 guests, including Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans, and will be broadcast live via webcast so that those who cannot travel to Hawaii can still participate and honor the sacrifices made by the “Greatest Generation.”

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Kentucky diner has developed following

When Calvin and Ramona Durham opened Porky Pig Diner in south-central Kentucky about 19 years ago, Calvin Durham saw it as an opportunity to provide people with better food than he was used to getting when he traveled as a truck driver. It is that emphasis on quality food that Calvin Durham said brings people to his small Edmonson County diner near Mammoth Cave National Park near Ky.

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