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At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month.

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors

There are five free ocean beaches in New Jersey 

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

This photo taken July 4, 2014, shows bicyclists on the Tony Know Coastal Trail in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. The trail is among some of the free activities for people to do while waiting to catch a flight home after an Alaska cruise. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

This photo taken July 4, 2014, shows people watching fishermen angle for salmon on Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Watching fishermen from pedestrian bridges is among some of the free activities for people to do while waiting to catch a flight home after an Alaska cruise. (AP Photo…

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

This photo taken July 4, 2014, shows bicyclists on the Tony Know Coastal Trail in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. The trail is among some of the free activities for people to do while waiting to catch a flight home after an Alaska cruise. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

This photo taken July 4, 2014, shows bicyclists on the Tony Know Coastal Trail in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. The trail is among some of the free activities for people to do while waiting to catch a flight home after an Alaska cruise. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

This photo taken July 8, 2014, shows some of the police department badges from other states and displayed the Alaska State Trooper Museum in Anchorage, Alaska. The free museum offers a history of law enforcement in Alaska dating back to territorial days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

This photo taken July 8, 2014, shows some of the police department badges from other states and displayed the Alaska State Trooper Museum in Anchorage, Alaska. The free museum offers a history of law enforcement in Alaska dating back to territorial days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

This photo taken July 8, 2014, shows Cameron Sanders with the National Park Service, center, at the start of a walking tour of Captain Cook sites from the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in downtown, Anchorage, Alaska. The center is a clearinghouse for state and federal land in the na…

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is accessible from many points in downtown Anchorage, and takes walkers or joggers about a mile and a half to the scenic Westchester Lagoon.

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5 free things to do in Anchorage

5 free things to do in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska’s biggest city, also home to the state’s largest airport, there are plenty of free things to do. Here are a few:

July 10, 2014 10:09 am Photos

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

A restored 1952 Hudson Hornet displayed at the Alaska Troopers Museum in downtown Anchorage.

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Ship Creek runs along the edge of downtown Anchorage, attracting anglers hoping to hook a salmon.

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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

Skulls and hides are on display at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center.

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This week on TV

This week on TV

A week of fireworks, zombies and things British on television.

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

FILE - This April 30, 2013 file photo shows people fishing near the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island, N.J. The Jersey shore is full of spots to drop a baited line or a wire trap over the side of a bulkhead, and come up with a bucket full of tasty blue claw crabs. They’re biting now a…

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Miss Alabama, Chandler Champion, shows off her shoe during the Miss America show-us-your-shoes parade at the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The pageant is now back in New Jersey.

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

The boardwalk at Seaside Heights is among the most popular in New Jersey. There’s no better place to engage in people-watching than on the boardwalks of the Jersey shore.

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Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Jersey shore: 5 free things for visitors to do

Beachgoers enjoy a sunny day in Atlantic City, N.J. The city is one of five Jersey shore beach towns that don’t require visitors to buy beach badges.

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A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Hispanic bakery that changed my understanding of what a delicious pudding could be.

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