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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

Giant African Land Snail (CBS4)

How About Giant African Land Snails For Dinner?

The Giant African Land Snail has become an issue in South Florida leading to snail-sniffing dogs and teams of people trying to capture the invasive species.

07/21/2014

(Source: tripadvisor.com)

Key West Named One Of The Best Small Towns In America

If you’re looking for one of the best small towns to visit in the country; you just need to take a drive to the end of the Overseas Highway.

CBS4–04/20/2012

Guests photograph the Space Shuttle Discovery following a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, April 19, 2012, as the Shuttle Discovery is officially received by the museum and will be placed on permanent display. Discovery is the first spaceship of the retired US shuttle fleet to enter its permanent home as a museum artifact, replacing the prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise, which will be moved to a museum in New York.  (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives At New Home

Space Shuttle Discovery is settling into its new home just outside Washington, DC. Discovery was lifted off its Boeing 747 carrier Thursday and towed to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia.

CBS4–04/19/2012

Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, lands at Washington Dulles International Airport during the final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Mission

It was a different kind of flight for Space Shuttle Discovery Tuesday as it hitched a ride from the Kennedy Space Center to Washington, D.C. mounted atop a 747.

CBS4–04/17/2012

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with space shuttle Discovery bolted to its top is backed out of the Mate-Demate Device Monday, April 16, 2012. The SCA will take Discovery to its new home in Virginia on Tuesday. (Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Shuttle Discovery Ready For Voyage To Museum

The space shuttle Discovery has one last mission to complete before its put on public display.

CBS4–04/16/2012

Actress Farrah Fawcett-Majors, shown on tennis court, in Los Angeles in May 1977. (AP Photo)

Farrah Fawcett’s Red Swimsuit Going To Smithsonian

The red swimsuit that helped make Charlie’s Angels actress Farrah Fawcett an icon is going to the Smithsonian in Washington.

CBS4–02/02/2011

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