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A scene from the 1983 box office smash National Lampoon's "Vacation." (Warner Bros.)

Vacation rental nightmares: 5 ways to avoid online scams

- Deseret News

A vacation rental is a popular option for people with special needs and for families. They can be found everywhere, and at reasonable prices. But lookout for these 5 typical scams when you’re shopping for a place to stay!

Beer is a basic of life in Copenhagen. Craft beers are all the rage on a street in Norrebro. (Photo by Lark Gould)

Copenhagen for two days or two weeks

Copenhagen can be wonderful, indeed, if you skip the mermaid selfie and head straight to the citiy’s hip meandering districts for some neo-Dansk design and adventures in New Nordic tastes.

Meet Zhenyuanlong, a newly discovered species that even surprised the scientists who examined the 125 million-year-old, intact fossil (Image from Steve Brusatte)

Jurrasic squawk: Feathered dinosaur unearthed in China even surprised scientists who examined it

- The Washington Times

It was over five-feet long, was covered in long feathers, had short arms, talons to reckon with and resembled the Velociraptor - one of the starring monsters of the “Jurrasic Park” films. Meet Zhenyuanlong, a newly discovered species that even surprised the scientists who examined the 125 million-year-old, intact fossil - described as a winged dragon, and the largest on record.

Alice Rotter, second from right, and her cousin, Norma Jean Stevens of Rapid City, S.D., third from right, pose with their family's cherry quilt with family members after donating their quilt to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Neb. The quilt, made in 1860, was passed down through the family and occasionally squabbled over. The photo was taken In a July 10, 2015 photo. (Matt Ryerson/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Traveling Civil War-era quilt finds a home at Nebraska museum

- Associated Press

With the Civil War growing closer to home and rumors of soldiers burning homesteads, Thornton and Christina Myers took the family’s most prized possessions - silverware and Christina’s recently finished cherry quilt - and buried them 6 feet under.

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EPA: Withhold permit for oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver

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Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law

- Associated Press

An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for the American said Monday.

National Park Service buries report on effigy mounds scandal

- Associated Press

The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a "decade of dysfunction" as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient Iowa burial ground that Indian tribes consider sacred.