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In brief for May 23, 2007

In brief for May 23, 2007

Passport? What passport? Travel industry leaders have called for more outreach from the U.S. government in light of a new survey of nearly 2,000 travelers showing that the majority of Americans do not know that they now need a passport when returning to the U.S. from other Western Hemisphere countries. Some 10 million Americans are expected to travel abroad this summer ...

Let's dance, New Yorkers say Several hundred dancing demonstrators boogied down Broadway in the rain Saturday to protest New York's 80-year-old law prohibiting dancing in any eating and drinking establishment that doesn't have a special license. Of the city's 5,000 venues with liquor licenses, only about 150 have the dance permits. The odd law came to light in February when a court upheld a ruling against a swing dance club ...

New Orleans finds its thrill Legendary singer Fats "Blueberry Hill" Domino took the stage in a sold-out New Orleans nightclub Saturday, marking his first public performance since Hurricane Katrina devastated the area Aug. 29, 2005. Domino, a resident of New Orleans' 9th Ward, lost his home, his pianos and his gold and platinum records during the storm.

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