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Detroit going green to help slow flooding during heavy rains

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — Massive amounts of green are being spent to find “green” ways to prevent basements, yards, streets and freeways in Detroit from flooding during heavy storms like one last month. Of $100 million pumped each year into infrastructure ...

Former Robert E. Lee home reopens: Confederate general’s mansion overhauled

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Virginia mansion where Robert E. Lee once lived that now overlooks Arlington National Cemetery is open to the public again, after a $12 million rehabilitation and reinterpretation that includes an increased emphasis on those who were enslaved there. The National Park ...

People get on with life by purging pandemic clothing

NEW YORK — Alina Clark is about as tired of her pandemic wardrobe as her comfort clothes are stretched and torn. “I have four sets of jeans, seven shirts and five sweaters that I wear every week,” said Clark, co-founder of a software development company in Los Angeles. “They’re ...

Points, miles on credit cards can ease the return to traveling

As the COVID-19 vaccination era makes it safer to travel, many people who stayed home during pandemic shutdowns are vacationing again. Airport checkpoint numbers have increased about 20% from January through mid-June compared with the same times in 2020, according to Transportation Security ...