National Parks waive entrance fees for August weekend
By The Post's Lisa Rein
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on Aug. 14 and 15, one of the busiest travel weekends of the summer, to encourage people to come visit a park, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday.
There are 391 national parks across the country, in 49 states. Many will also hold free events on Aug. 14 and 15. See a complete list by park or state at www.nps.gov.
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- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says his agency has no time to spare in beefing up services for female vets, whose numbers are growing with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan;
- An unfolding investigation into the conduct of FBI agents;
- More on the WikiLeaks release of classified battlefield reports;
- And controversy continues over a Postal Service proposal to move to five-day mail service.
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| July 29, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
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