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3,365 Miles to Boston: Longest US Road Gets New Signs

Historic U.S. Route 20 runs between Boston and Newport, Oregon

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    Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. have been unveiled on both coasts. (Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016)

    Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. have been unveiled on both coasts.

    Historic U.S. Route 20 runs between Boston and Newport, Oregon.

    Lawmakers 'Tricked' Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman

    [NATL] Tennessee Lawmakers 'Tricked' Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman

    Lawmakers in Tennessee are crying foul after Republican Rep. Mike Sparks sneaked in a resolution to honor former Ku Klux Klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest with a bust under a different name. The resolution passed unanimously, 94-0, and the bust was installed at the state Capitol before lawmakers realized the mistake. 

    (Published Friday, April 28, 2017)

    On Thursday, Massachusetts highway officials installed a mileage sign on the eastern end of the road in Boston's Kenmore Square. It informs motorists that Newport, Oregon, is a mere 3,365 miles away on Route 20 westbound.

    A similar sign went up in Newport marking the same distance to Boston.

    At a Boston ceremony, Massachusetts Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin says, "There are many things that divide our country, but Route 20 is one thing that connects us."

    The road passes through 12 states between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

    UC Davis Now Sells Plan B and Condoms From a Vending Machine

    [NATL] UC Davis Now Sells Plan B, Pregnancy Tests and Condoms From a Vending Machine

    Students at the University of California, Davis, can now purchase $30 Plan B emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, condoms and other personal care products from a vending machine. The idea came from UC Davis senior Parteek Singh, after a friend was unable to buy emergency contraceptives in time. 

    (Published Friday, April 28, 2017)