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Part of great travel is doing things differently than you do at home. So next time try leaving the chain hotel behind and check into something kind of odd.  Travel & Leisure has a roundup of the World’s Most Unusual Hotels. Most are outside the U.S., but Boston’s Liberty Hotel, Louisville’s 21c Museum Hotel, and Earthship Biotecture, with locations in some western U.S. states, made the cut.

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Steve Bannon

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

As expected, former President Donald Trump pardoned a long list of cronies during his final weeks in office, including Paul Manafort, his former 2016 campaign manager, and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Andrew Weissmann, who served as a lead prosecutor for then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office from 2017-2019, offers a legal analysis and critique of Trump's "abuse of the pardon power" in an article for Just Security.

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