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  • Chief Ebola doctor contracts Ebola
    A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.
  • 10-foot gator bites golf ball diver
    A 10-foot alligator took a bite out of a golf ball diver at a course in Florida. CNN affiliate WSVN reports.
  • Noted male model now a woman
    As a male model, Andrej Pejic blazed trails with an androgynous look that saw him walking the runway in women's fashion shows.
  • Family of 17 to share $20M lottery
    The Endreson family lottery pool -- a tradition born out of their mother's long-term dreams -- finally paid off when the 17 siblings won a $20 million jackpot, New Jersey lottery officials said Thursday.
  • Condemned woman leaves Sudan
    Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.
  • 'Massive' dinosaur bone found
    A 'massive' femur bone from an Apatosaurus has finally been removed from from its discovery site. KKCO reports.
  • Car dealer gives refund -- in pennies
    A college student in Florida is outraged after she received a refund from a car dealer ... in pennies.
  • Teen invents hot car alarm device
    A New Mexico teen invented an alarm to alert people if they leave their children in hot cars. CNN affiliate KOAT reports.
  • Walmart shoplift vigilante goes viral
    Caught on cell cam: He "just stole this stuff." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a confrontation over a loaded cart.
  • Boy attacked by barracuda
    A 13-year-old boy is recovering after a barracuda jumped into his boat and struck him. WKMG has more.
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sees 'Red'
    "Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived.
  • '50 Shades' of ... lame?
    Who's moaning in "50 Shades of Grey" trailer? CNN's Jeanne Moos checks the temperature of the steamy scenes.
  • 'Buffy': Where are they now?

  • The world's coolest bookstores
    From Maastricht to Melbourne, these itineraries make bookish travelers look stylish.
  • 'Bachelor': Where are they now?

  • Look at me! 18 selfies of the week

  • What a shot! 31 sports photos

  • Naked men rob restaurant
    Several men broke into a Florida restaurant and stole food while wearing nothing but their underwear. WFTX reports.
  • Says his plan must 'be pushed back'
    The U.S. and Europe must unite to oppose Russia's President, whom she partly blames in the downing of MH17, Hillary Clinton tells CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
  • Crash-site rebels lose patience
    The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to try to ensure that the remains of all the victims of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 return home from Ukraine, the Dutch prime minister told CNN.
  • Victim's mom pleads with Putin
    Silene Fredriksz, who lost her son on MH17, asks Russian President Vladimir Putin to help bring all the bodies back.
  • Pentagon warns of bigger weapons
    Russia is preparing the transfer of more powerful weaponry into Ukraine, and it could happen at any time, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday, citing the latest U.S. intelligence.
  • Woman joins rebels, loses spleen
    Marina lost her spleen and has a punctured lung. She was attached to a rebel group as a combat medic, and was hurt during the fighting, she told CNN from her hospital bed.
  • What is the North Korean riddle?
    The last bit of news I heard before boarding a plane to Seoul a few days ago was that North Korea had just fired 100 artillery shells into the sea near the border with South Korea.
  • Is Vladimir Putin evil?
    To the question "Is Putin evil?" Alexander Motyl says he is evil enough for condemnation by people of good will. It is a moral imperative for the world to denounce him and cut ties with Russia.
  • Sutter: The day I became a meme
    On Wednesday, I wrote a not-at-all controversial column on this website titled, "The argument for eating dog." The piece ran with a visual essay on CNN Photos about the illegal dog meat trade in Southeast Asia, which is just awful to look at. I argued that the dog trade should be cleaned up and made more humane -- but that the same should happen to factory farms here in the United States.
  • Air Algerie jet 'disintegrated'
    Wreckage of an Air Algerie jet was found in a "disintegrated state" in northern Mali, France said. Flight 5017 was carrying 116 people when it went down.
  • Dad: It's my fault they're gone
    A man in Canada blames himself for the loss of his wife and two kids on the Air Algerie crash. CBC News reports.
  • Clashes erupt on 'day of rage'
    At least four Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank during protests over the deaths of civilians in Gaza, according to medical sources.
  • Israel rejects cease-fire
    Israel's security cabinet Friday unanimously rejected a proposed one-week humanitarian cease-fire, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told CNN.
  • Intruder: I'm pregnant. Man: I shot her
    Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his home. When he got his gun and fired at them, they ran.
  • Vandal targets poorly parked cars
    WCBS reports on a series of vandalized cars, seemingly targeted for their poor parking prowess.
  • Official: Patient opens fire; doc kills him
    A shooting at a Pennsylvania hospital leaves one dead and two wounded
  • Teen gets 232 'teeth' removed
    A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.
  • Pope to visit U.S. city next year
    Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday.
  • 3 U.S. journalists held in Iran
    Concern is growing for the wellbeing of four journalists apparently detained in Iran this week, three of them American citizens, according to the Washington Post.
  • Militants blow up Jonah's tomb
    If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment an explosion destroys what is said to have been the tomb of Jonah, a key figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
  • Why many liberals don't trust Clinton
    To prove she wasn't just an opportunist hoping to use a U.S. Senate seat in New York as a ticket to bigger things, then-first lady Hillary Clinton tried to show voters that she cared about their values and views -- she listened.
  • Inside violent bank robbery
    Before she was taken hostage during a brazen bank robbery this month, Misty Holt-Singh worried about one thing, says a woman inside the bank with her.
  • 551-lb. convict: End house arrest
    An obese man who's under house arrest for illegally distributing prescriptions is now asking for compassionate release.
  • Short on sleep? Beware false memories
    Parents believe their obese kids are healthy, sleep deprivation can make you create false memories and other things we learned this week.
  • Diplomat wanted for family's murder
    John Walsh profiles diplomat Brad Bishop, wanted for the 1976 slayings of his family, on "The Hunt" Sundays at 9 p.m.
  • Tracking down a mass murderer
    John Walsh accomplished in 3 days what the FBI couldn't in 18 years: find and capture murderer John List.
  • Ellsberg: He's a hero
    Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.
  • The week in 30 photos

  • 'True Blood' star's nude photo shoot
    Actor Stephen Moyer from HBO's "True Blood" tells Conan O'Brien how things got sexy at a Rolling Stone cover shoot.
  • See through walls on ... your iPhone!
    Invasive or awesome? A new device turns your iPhone into a thermal imaging sensor.
  • Turning lion killers into 'Lion Guardians'
    As a child, Leela Hazzah would spend her summer nights lying on the rooftop of her family's home in Egypt.
  • Cruise ship horrors include rape, death
    Travelers tell of raw sewage, rape and death aboard cruise ships at a hearing for a Cruise Passenger Protection bill.
  • Best impression of this guy EVER??
    Frank Caliendo impersonates Morgan Freeman while reading LeBron James' letter about returning to Cleveland.
  • Comic-Con cosplay: Who wore it best?
    The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is, fans who wear costumes of their favorite characters).
  • What NOT to wear to Comic-Con
    Funny or Die has some recommendations on what not to wear at Comic-Con. You're Welcome. For more go to funnyordie.com.
  • J.Lo at 45: Still posting bikini pics
    It's not her birthday suit, but Jennifer Lopez is showing that 45 is treating her pretty well.
  • You won't believe what this cat did
    Shelter cat Zeke crept into an employee's office and called 911 while she was at lunch. Max Winitz of WWSB reports.
  • World's most dramatic rooftop bars
    Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries.
  • America's sweetheart at 50
    If there were ever a contest for "America's sweetheart," Sandra Bullock would be tough to beat.
  • Husband e-mails wife 'no sex' spreadsheet
    A wife took to Reddit after getting an email from her husband with a spreadsheet tracking his attempts to get intimate.
  • McCain: Prolonged Arizona execution was 'torture'
    The prolonged execution of Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood was tantamount to torture, Sen. John McCain said.
  • ISIS militants blow up Jonah's tomb
    The Mosul site is said to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale or fish in the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions.
  • U.S.: Russia is firing artillery into Ukraine
    A State Department official said the U.S. also has evidence Russia intends to deliver "more powerful multiple rocket launchers to the separatist forces."
  • '60s plan: Let's go to the moon, blow it up
    The plan was to beat the Russians to the moon, build an Army base and, maybe, test a nuclear weapon there "to impress the world with the prowess of the United States."
  • Key Ebola doctor contracts deadly virus
    Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan had been overseeing Ebola treatment and isolation units at Kenema Government Hospital, about 185 miles east of the capital.
  • 100 minutes to execute Arizona man
    Convicted murderer Joseph Wood snorted and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour lethal injection, his attorney said.
  • McCain: Slow lethal injection was torture
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, who was tortured as a POW in Vietnam, called the "bollocks-upped" execution of convicted murderer Joseph Wood "terrible."
  • Victim's family speak out
    The 2-hour execution set off a round of criticism on both sides of the death penalty debate.
  • Facts that may surprise you
    2014 has been an eventful year for several of America's death row inmates.
  • The death penalty in America
    More than 14,000 people have been executed in the U.S. since 1800.
  • Hospital shooting
    A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday afternoon left a psychiatric caseworker dead and two wounded, including a doctor, local authorities said.
  • Gaza-Israel crisis
    The exasperation could be seen the face of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
  • Jonah's tomb
    Militants have blown up Jonah's tomb, a revered holy site in Mosul, Iraq, civil defense officials there told CNN on Thursday.
  • Family wins lottery
    The Endreson family lottery pool -- a tradition born out of their mother's long-term dreams -- finally paid off when the 17 siblings won a $20 million jackpot, New Jersey lottery officials said Thursday.
  • Air Algerie flight
    Wreckage of an Air Algerie jet was found in a "disintegrated state" in northern Mali, France said Friday, making it the third major international aviation disaster in recent days.
  • Ukraine
    The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to try to ensure that the remains of all the victims of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 return home from Ukraine, the Dutch prime minister told CNN.
  • Ebola doctor
    A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.
  • Batman
    Attendees at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con have gotten up close and personal with Ben Affleck's Batman.
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  • Getting to know the Mississippi Delta
    The Mississippi Delta is a storied region that sets the standard for all things Southern, good and bad. Here are some of our favorite spots to explore.
  • What to know about Mexico City
    Mexico City began as the home of an ancient empire and grew into a massive, modern metropolis.
  • 8 ways Lyon outshines Paris
    Wine, food, churches, festivals -- France's second city has a sophistication that can elevate it above even the capital.
  • 8 amazing American caves
    Far beneath our feet, amazing caverns yawn and twist. Grab a flashlight and head underground to explore amazing rock formations, underground streams and in some cases, plenty of bats.
  • 50 states, 50 spots to visit
    The coasts get all the glory in the United States, but there's something fun to do in each and every state. Yes, every state. Check out our gallery of travel suggestions for 2014 and share your own.
  • 50 United States in 31 years
    The quest to visit all 50 states is a tradition in Holly Kearl's family. She just checked off her 50th state -- Alabama -- last weekend.
  • Nature's most spectacular shows
    Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.
  • 10 record-setting natural wonders
    The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Tallest, highest, hottest: Here are 10 record-setting sites.
  • Blood Falls and more natural oddities
    Earth never stops surprising us. Every corner of the planet offers some sort of natural peculiarity with an explanation that makes us wish we'd studied harder in junior high Earth science class. Here are some favorites.
  • Never a typical night for police
    Officer Jeanet Franklin works the shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Atlanta's airport, where there's never a dull moment.
  • A K-9 officer's duty
    TSA canine handler Quatian Allen and her companion officer, Zera, scratch and sniff their way to a secure airport.
  • Virgin Islands
    The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.
  • Ireland
    Kevin Kane's love affair with Ireland began in 2000, when he and his then-fiancee piggybacked on a trip with his brothers and their wives.
  • Nice, France
    Nice, France, draws celebrities and tourists from all over the world -- for good reason. Check out iReporters' snapshots to see why.
  • Otherworldly places
    We can't visit Mars (yet), but our own planet's unique terrain presents plenty of landscapes with an out-of-this-world feel. Check out iReporters' otherworldly photos, which cover a lot of ground on Earth.
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  • Beaches
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • Dream trips
    Imagine kicking back on a private island in the Bahamas where the staff caters to your every whim.
  • Penguins
    Hankering to see some happy feet? Antarctica is far from your only option.
  • Summer trips
    We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
  • Paris
    As Valentine's Day approaches, we explore all of Paris' glittering allure through the beautiful photos submitted by our iReporters.
  • Autumn color
    Mark Collier grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Every autumn, he would see an influx of tourists flood his state to get a glimpse of the brilliant fall leaves. He didn't get what the big deal was, but he understands now.
  • London landmarks
    London is brimming with historic and iconic sights that create perfect picture postcards. iReporters take us on their own personal tour of London's best with their photos.
  • Morocco

  • Love for dying neon signs lives on
    Businesses are switching to cheaper, more energy-efficient LED bulbs and municipal planning boards are zoning out neon signs. Yet enthusiasts and museums are keeping the love for the eye-popping signage alive.
  • 16 spectacular rooftop bars
    Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries.
  • Germany's super auto museums
    With factory tours and collections of stunning vintage prototypes, southern Germany is petrolhead paradise.
  • 10 secret beaches (shhh!)
    To all the locals who have been hoarding the following beaches in the United States and abroad, please forgive us. We can't hide them anymore.
  • Travel photos we wish we'd taken
    Check out our gallery of your best travel photos from around the world, and submit your own at CNN iReport.
  • Best romantic summer getaways
    These 10 stirring spots around the world have at least one thing in common: a gorgeous backdrop tailor-made for summer romance.
  • Photo secrets of Marrakech
    The gateway to Morocco's Atlas Mountains is a photographer's paradise -- but capturing it on camera isn't easy.
  • Michigan and other cool surf spots
    Tired of sun-bleached, postcard-ready surf spots? There are different ways to carve waves.
  • World's strangest lakes
    Boiling, disappearing, Pepto-Bismol pink: The water's anything but fine at these strange lakes from Trinidad to Thailand.
  • Stunning, all-black Dreamliner
    The debut model of the new fuel-efficient aircraft makes for a head-turning spectacle.
  • 10 most romantic movie spots
    Get ready to pucker up -- to celebrate National Kissing Day on July 6, travel deals website Travelzoo has released a list of the world's top 10 romantic movie locations.
  • Summer's spectacular skies
    Summer skies are a well-primed canvas for nature's glorious, volatile beauty. See photos shot around the world of what makes the season unforgettable.
  • America's oldest city beckons
    Sure you can wear T-shirts and shorts almost anywhere you go in St. Augustine, Florida. You wouldn't be in the Sunshine State if you couldn't.
  • 10 most popular U.S. water parks
    Want to surf 4-foot waves or snorkel in coral reefs as the summer sun shines bright? The top 10 water parks in the United States have waves, reefs, tubing and water slides.
  • American jewel: Yosemite at 150
    It was during the throes of the Civil War, with lots of bloody and brutal fighting still ahead, when President Abraham Lincoln turned his attention to the Mariposa Grove and the Yosemite Valley areas of California.
  • Amazing underwater photos
    "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever," said French explorer Jacques Cousteau. That's certainly true for underwater photography enthusiasts.
  • 11 endangered U.S. historic places
    Solomon Northrup's jail, Hawaii's first Christian church and a nightclub that was vital to the development of African-American music have all found their way onto a 2014 list of 11 endangered historic places.
  • Sneak peek: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    First, it was a record-breaking book series, selling more than 450 million copies worldwide. Then, it became the most successful movie franchise in history. Now, it's a theme-park phenomenon.
  • Is this the fountain of youth?
    Kamigoten Ryokan has been run by the same family since 1658. Turns out high quality H2O is the key to its longevity.
  • California's best coastal hotels
    A summer road trip up California's Highway 1 wouldn't be complete without a top-notch selection of hotels to make your trip even more spectacular.
  • World's top 20 museums
    A woman with a mysterious smile is one of the most magnetic draws at the world's most popular museum.
  • Roaming Hungary's 'Wild East'
    Stock herders and csikos horsemen -- Hungarian cowboys -- ride herd over exotic livestock in Europe's largest natural grassland.
  • Crew helps man stun girlfriend
    A man had a huge surprise planned for his girlfriend who was waiting for him at a Missouri airport. KHSB reports.
  • 30 of world's best national parks
    The Tatras, salt-water crocodiles and sandstone monoliths: Take a virtual trek through these beautiful international parks.
  • America's best small towns
    Fodor's picks 10 undeniably charming American towns.
  • World's top 25 amusement parks
    Millions of travelers traveled to Disney, Universal, Seaworld and other amusement and theme parks around the world in 2013. Here are their favorites, including the #1 park in the world.
  • The hotel wore Prada?
    Designers turned hoteliers? Suites as couture showrooms? We look inside the world's most fashionable hotels.
  • 1,600 pandas land in Hong Kong

  • The beat of Bahia, Brazil
    In the Brazilian state of Bahia, almost everything revolves around its powerful drummers.
  • How to combat jet lag
    CNN's Holly Firfer reports on a few tips on how to keep jet lag at bay.
  • Wildlife photos around the world
    Camping in the freezing snow at 6,000 feet. Trekking through the jungle with an armed guard. Sitting on a boat in crocodile-infested waters. These photographers share how they take the best wildlife pictures in the world.
  • 16 stunning futuristic buildings
    CNN iReporters sent in their favorite futuristic buildings from their travels, including an amazing building designed to resemble a human eyeball, an American airport icon and and a bizarre circular structure that defies the imagination.
  • Beach photos that make us drool
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • 'Survivor' top 10: Jeff Probst's picks
    Jeff Probst was a bit of a travel late bloomer, but the "Survivor" host has more than made up for lost time since the U.S. show debuted in 2000. Here are 10 of his favorite spots, including some from his personal life.
  • World's scariest, best water slides
    We've tracked down nine of the most acceptable and enjoyable ways to wet yourself this summer around the world.
  • Outrageous new hotel designs
    Proving once again that anything goes in China when it comes to design, the country's latest hotels are nothing short of incredible
  • 7 ancient cities of destruction
    The world tends to celebrate the ingenuity and strength of great civilizations that have flourished by successfully subduing nature.
  • Libraries are dying? Think again
    Temples to the printed word still draw devotees despite an increasingly digital world. Check out 27 fascinating libraries in honor of National Library Week.
  • Beaches that will make you drool
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • In defense of all-inclusives
    We see your nose turning up at the notion of booking an all-inclusive resort in Mexico or Jamaica or the Bahamas. Don't rule it out so quickly.
  • Love still alive for dying neon
    Businesses are switching to cheaper, more energy-efficient LED bulbs and municipal planning boards are zoning out neon signs. Yet enthusiasts and museums are keeping the love for the eye-popping signage alive.
  • World's coolest bookstores
    From Maastricht to Melbourne, these itineraries make bookish travelers look stylish.
  • Off-season bargains for optimists
    If you want to stretch your travel dollars, do not, under any circumstances, head to Disney World right now. But just as every bull market has a bear, every tourist destination has a flip side, a season when prices go down.
  • World's tallest, fastest waterslide
    The Verrückt waterslide is the tallest in the world, standing at more than 168 feet tall.
  • U.S. ends Israel airport flight ban
    The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Israel's busiest airport Wednesday night, more than a day after stopping all the flights citing security concerns.
  • How flight attendants keep flying after air disasters
    Seeing the images of the mangled wreckage of an aircraft after a crash is difficult for any flight attendant.
  • Paris hotels experiment with 'honesty rates'
    When your city has an unenviable reputation for insulting tourists and fleecing them for every cent, inviting hotel guests to pay what they want could be a risky move.
  • 'Professional scammers' refuse to leave Airbnb host's house
    A California homeowner's nightmare has become a cautionary tale for those who rent their homes to strangers.
  • Airline route safety at top of travelers' minds
    IATA's director general tells Richard Quest that governments are responsible for monitoring the safety of their airspace
  • Off-season bargains for optimists
    If you want to stretch your travel dollars, do not, under any circumstances, head to Disney World right now. But just as every bull market has a bear, every tourist destination has a flip side, a season when prices go down.
  • Beer flowing at 'America's Oktoberfest'
    More than 80,000 beer fans from around the world gather at the 27th Oregon Brewers Festival.
  • Doing time on Italy's prison island paradises
    Pristine beaches, unspoiled nature and few tourists -- a stretch on these former penal colonies is no longer a punishment.
  • 8 outlaw adventures in the U.S.
    Have you ever been caught in a shoot-out, dodging bullets as they scatter across walls? Or participated in a bank robbery in broad daylight? Here are eight ways to safely explore the scary paths of U.S. outlaws.
  • Europe's best new boutique hotels
    A former fire station and a converted girls' school are among the elegant and quirky places celebrating their first summer.
  • 8 irresistible indoor hotel pools
    When it comes to hotel pools, striking décor, luxury amenities and stunning settings mean many indoor swimming holes can now challenge even the most glamorous outdoor pools.
  • 9 intriguing hotel traditions
    Lots of hotels have traditions. But the rituals at the U.S. lodgings we've listed here stand out above the crowd in our book, for either their quirkiness or sheer longevity. We think you'll want to join in on the fun.
  • 15 hidden ski resorts
    The best known winter sports resorts have become that for a reason. Here are the young upstarts hoping to become the Whistlers and Aspens of tomorrow.
  • Best affordable island hotels
    These island hotels make it a breeze to indulge in a beach vacation—without blowing your travel budget.
  • 7 cool industrial-chic hotels
    From humble to high-design, 7 converted buildings that breathe new life into the old. These are places to check out in the new year.
  • Sleeping with the fish
    Cool Swedish-designed room has three levels of incredible views
  • 8 elegant U.S. mansion hotels
    Ever dreamed of living in a grand house with 30-foot ceilings, a fireplace in every room and a backyard so big you need a map to find your way around? For the cost of a night's stay you can.
  • Gatsby glam: 8 grand estates
    Take a heady trip back to Jazz Age opulence with a photo tour of Long Island's Gold Coast, a wealthy retreat near New York City where F. Scott Fitzgerald set "The Great Gatsby."
  • 'Downton' in America: 6 big estates
    Few of us can imagine living the opulent "Downton Abbey" lives of the fictional Crawley family at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Area 51 spy jet pilots talk
    An Area 51 spy jet mistaken for a UFO, a little-known story of historic airmanship and an inspiring flight to freedom: Check out these three aviation gems at Ohio's National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Jets born in mammoth building
    Sprawled out before us sits the world's biggest building by volume. They make airliners here. Big ones. Go behind the scenes to see what they're building.
  • Spruce Goose's bizarre story
    One of the biggest planes in the world hits a money snag. Here's the inside story of the amazingly bizarre "Spruce Goose."
  • Libraries are dying? Think again
    Temples to the printed word still draw devotees despite an increasingly digital world. Check out 27 fascinating libraries in honor of National Library Week.
  • Inside the wave: Aquatic pics
    Kenji Croman has broken bones, dislocated his shoulder and elbow, endured concussions and nearly drowned several times.
  • Loving Chicago, despite it all
    Despite its long list of wrongs, Chicago's residents say there's still a lot that's right with the city.
  • Winter blues about to turn pink
    Our winter blues are about to turn pink! This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Washington on Thursday. The annual event attracts more than a million people from across the country and abroad. The festival is starting on the first day of spring, as always, but peak bloom is predicted to be later this season because of the brutal winter in the D.C. area.
  • Picture perfect Northern lights
    iReporter Malcolm Park captures the beauty of the northern lights in time lapse over Ontario, Canada.
  • Travel Photo of the Day
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at CNN iReport!
  • 11 best ways to experience Hawaii
    Who doesn't imagine packing up and relocating to America's tropical wonderland? Before you flee the mainland, try to experience the islands like a true Hawaiian to see whether you have what it takes to handle all that paradise.
  • Scotland's most spectacular castles
    In the best fairy tales, there is always a castle: tall turrets, an intimidating moat and a breathtaking view. In Scotland, those imposing castles overlook deep lochs and tower over cities.
  • Harry Potter's new park
    A fire-breathing dragon, self-stirring cauldrons and dancing skeletons. These are the things Muggle dreams are made of.
  • 10 trips to change a kid's life
    Want to spot dolphins in Florida, peer over the edge of the Grand Canyon or dig for bits of history near an Irish castle? These are all trips that can change the way your child (and maybe you) see the world.
  • Amsterdam: What's legal?
    You may have noticed an interesting reaction when you tell people you're traveling to Amsterdam -- that curious look, that knowing half-smile. "Amsterdam," they say with a mischievous grin, "lucky you!"
  • Five spectacular art fair cities
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