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NY Times: Carter Willing to Travel to North Korea

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website Sunday. “I would go, yes,” Carter, 93, told the Times when he was asked in an interview at his ranch house in Plains, Georgia, whether it was time for another diplomatic mission and whether he would do so for President Trump. Carter, a Democrat who was president from 1977 to 1981, said he had spoken to…

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House Panel: 15 Trump Agencies Yet to Provide Travel Costs

A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials’ travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries.   In letters sent this week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee threatened to subpoena the Agriculture and Justice departments by the end of the month if officials fail to provide all the information requested on the use of government-owned aircraft for personal travel or private aircraft for official travel.   The panel said 13 other departments and agencies, including the White House, have…

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Marchers in DC Protest Travel Ban

The Trump administration’s latest order restricting travel to the U.S. was prevented from going into effect by two federal courts, which puts the controversial order on hold while its constitutionality is considered. The administration says it will appeal. The stay did not stop opponents of the measure from taking to the streets Wednesday in the nation’s capital, Washington. VOA’s Esha Sarai reports. … Read the referenced story here: Marchers in DC Protest Travel Ban

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Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

AP Photo/Caleb Jones HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.” It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by the president to be thwarted, in whole or in part, by the courts. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the ruling after the ban on a set of mostly Muslim countries … Read the referenced story here: Judge…

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Get the Best Deal to Your Next Travel Destination in Minutes With Hitlist

Whether you’re trying to see different parts of the world, visit family, or work, many rely on air travel to get where you want to go. Airfare can make or break plans, but it’s not always easy to stay updated on the best deals during your travel window. When you’re trying to go somewhere, you are at the mercy of time. You either actively search for deals to get to your destination in your limited free time and hope that you find a good price, or you wait for a…

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Why Staycation Is the New Vacation for Every Travel Lover

Everyone loves a vacation. I get it. But have you noticed that vacations aren’t always the most rejuvenating experiences? We usually go on vacation to relax and experience something new and fresh. And sometimes we choose to have a fun-filled trip – perhaps packed with adventures. However, if your main purpose for taking a vacation is to get some well-deserved rest, then you may be disappointed. Just think of all the preparation and planning that must go into every trip. As an example, here’s what most people would need to…

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