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U.S. Passport Information

With a few exceptions, a passport is required for all U.S. citizens to depart and enter the United States and to enter most foreign countries. Persons who travel to a country where a U.S. passport i…

Customs Information

United States residents must declare all articles acquired abroad and in their possession at the time of their return. In addition, articles acquired in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samo…

Foreign Embassies in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of State. Embassy of Afghanistan, 2341 Wyoming Ave., N.W.,Washington, D.C. 20008. Phone: 202-483-6410. Fax: 202-483–6488. www.embassyofafghanistan.org Embassy of the…

State and Territory Tourism Offices

The following is a selected list of state tourism office Web addresses and phone numbers. Where a toll-free number is available, it is given. However, the numbers are subject to change.Alabam…

Travel Scams: You Don't Get Something for Nothing

Source: U.S. Department of Consumer Affairs Beware of travel companies that misrepresent information about the bookings and transportation costs. For example, a company that offers an unbelieva…

Road Mileages Between U.S. Cities

Below are several charts which contain the distance between U.S. cities. Scroll down to find your destination and calculate the length of your road trip. table.tableizer-table {bor…

1997 News of the World

Africa Asia Terrorism: Peru and Algeria Peace Negotiations: The Middle East and Northern Ireland Europe The Balkans …

Terrorism: Peru and Algeria

1997 News of the World In Peru, Tupac Amaru rebels took approximately 600 people hostage at the residence of the Japanese ambassador in Lima during a reception on December 17, 1996. President A…

1997 News of the Nation

Ongoing Investigations Sexual HarassmentPolitical InfightingAffirmative Action SetbacksWelfare Reform Political posturing and partisan nit-picking took center stage against a stable backdrop …

Welfare Reform

1997 News of the Nation A year after the historic legislation was signed into law, the national welfare rolls have dropped by 1.5 million people to the lowest numbers in 27 years. Most of those…