Beach vacations, done right, have a magical way of getting you to eat, drink and do things you'd normally steer clear of on a regular weekday. Take roller coasters. I hadn't been on one in years, ever since a wild ride on the Phantom's Revenge at a Kennywood school picnic left me dizzy for weeks.
This small island - only 21 square miles in size and 650 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. - gave the world shorts (still used as part of the island uniform), onions (still used in island cuisine), and grass (still used on the island's ubiquitous golf courses).
Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, sea caves used by Neanderthals, 99 artificial islands in the remote Pacific Ocean and 17 structures designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier are among 21 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Embattled former Democratic National Convention chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is up for re-election next month amid an emails scandal. The South Florida congresswoman resigned from her DNC post this week after thousands of emails leaked showed her lending favor to Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
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