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How to jump-start travel after flight snafus

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Too often, flight plans damper our travel in these growing uncertain airplane delays and destination chaos. Here are some tips to get through them.

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12 travel facts about yerba mate, the drink of choice in Argentina

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While US markets advertise yerba mate as an herbal tea to remain awake and slim down, in Argentina, the birthplace of the herbaceous plant, is far from the get-skinny-quick remedy.

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More than steak and Tango: Buenos Aires in the winter for first-time travelers

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Buenos Aires was never on my travel radar until my wife told me she received an invitation to attend a conference in Argentina.

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Salt on old wounds: Plans sour to memorialize 100-year-old remains of victims at Sugar Land, Texas prison plantation

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Agreements stall to bury Sugar Land 95, a memorial site historicizing one of the harshest penal systems in the US

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From sports performance enhancing drugs to Jay Z’s NFL partnership and the missed-education of college athletes | Sports Talk with Chase Matthews Podcast

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We’ve got sports. Yay! Introducing, “Sports Talk with Chase Matthews,” a podcast by budding sports journalist, Chase Matthews who invites fans of sports and athletes to speak on the intersections of the game, the politics and social-cultural issues.

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Hurricane Dorian evacuees forced to get off ferry shows deeper immigration issues in the US, Bahamas

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Immigration issues emerge in Bahamas during post-Hurricane Dorian clean up and recovery.

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‘We are suffering’: African migrants seeking asylum in the US, halted in Mexico, now report inhumane conditions

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While the press covers deplorable conditions and treatment at detention centers along the US-Mexico border, currently, the pleas for help from 3,000 African migrants and asylum seekers at the Mexico-Guatemala border go largely ignored. 

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When the femcees came: Rapsody, the emerging queen takes the throne

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Years of grinding and putting out great music leaves Rapsody sitting on the throne. Will her Roc Nation ties be an issue?

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Its Ryck Jane, Bih: Rising emcee sets up shop in the West

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Jenee Dixon, who crowned herself, Ryck Jane, answers the long absence of women emcees on the West Coast.

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Breaking the mold: Tierra Whack reconstructs reality and rhymes in hip hop

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hen Tierra Helena Whack rhymes, she transports you to a world she imagined with extraterrestrial intelligence, wit and beauty. Hands down, her creative approach to her work is multi-dimensional.

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