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ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY: Win up to $1,000 when you enter the 2018 Destinations Photo Contest!

Vacation photographs often capture perfect moments in favorite places. Send us your best ones by July 16 for a chance to win up to $1,000 in our Destinations Photo Contest. The top photographs submitted will also be featured in a national publication reaching more than 1 million households. Read more

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. Read more

The Latest: Crews to try again to get body of firefighter

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): Read more

Taste of the Tour: Creamy cheese in 'Venice of the Alps'

ROUBAIX, France (AP) — At long last, it's time to climb. Read more

Sanders, Baldwin call for action at Eau Claire rally

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Despite losing a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermon… Read more

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C'est la vie: Canadians still visiting US despite trade flap

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — The United States and Canada are engaged in a trade dispute, angering Canadians, but it doesn't seem to be having an impact on tourism. Not yet, anyway. Read more

Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second-generation California firefighter who was using a bulldozer to prevent a wildfire from spreading was killed Saturday near Yosemite National Park, state fire officials said. Read more

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. Read more

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Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

Photos: This museum is one of the coolest. Literally

The biggest attraction at this temporary ice cream museum: A pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Read more

Photos: A bird's-eye view of the Olympic city

These stunning views helped bring the Olympics to Rio.  Read more

Photos: This Moscow museum offers a trip back in time—and defense against disaster

MOSCOW — For Boris Solomatin, a Moscow railway museum guide, steam locomotives are nothing short of time machines. Read more

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The Latest: Utah residents help neighbors after flooding

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Utah flooding (all times local): Read more

Yellowstone National Park continues to improve cell service

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Cellular phone service in Yellowstone National Park will see improvements this summer despite criticism from some that argue increased connectivity takes away from the serenity of the country's first national park. Read more

California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. Read more

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