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US Creates 5 New National Monuments

GOP not happy about Antiquities Act move

(Newser) - President Obama has used his executive authority to create five new national monuments despite Republican opposition, the Washington Post reports. The five sites now off-limits to development "honor the pioneering heroes, spectacular landscapes, and rich history that have shaped our extraordinary country," the president said. The chair of... More »

15 Must-See American Sights

Forget Paris—these great vacation sites can be found in your own backyard

(Newser) - Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die, turns Forbes readers onto her top 15:
  1. The Pacific Coast Highway
  2. Monument Valley, Utah and Ariz.
  3. Texas Hill Country
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