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  1. High-speed shark-themed thrill ride Mako coming to SeaWorld next summer

    Florida

    Opening next summer next to its shark encounter, SeaWorld Orlando announced on Wednesday that its newest roller coaster named Mako will be a killer ride, the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.

    SeaWorld has announced that Mako, a new coaster coming in 2016, will mimic the quick turns and speed of sharks - and will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.  Mako will be a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track (that's nearly a mile long) and leave riders feeling both breathless and weightless. [SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.]
  2. A $100 weekend in Washington, D.C.

    Travel

    Assuming you're not a lobbyist in town to woo steak-loving senators, Washington, D.C., can be a great place to visit on a budget. With 17 free Smithsonian museums, gratis gorillas at the National Zoo, engrossing monuments and open public events speckling the spring and summer calendar, you need not spend a dime on …

    FRIDAY: The Washington Harbour restaurant Farmers Fishers Bakers is a convenient supping spot for people who have taken in the free daily 6 p.m. concert at the nearby Kennedy Center.
  3. Cuba sees 36 percent increase in visits by Americans since thaw

    Tourism

    HAVANA

    The thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism.

    Tourists enjoy cigars, mojitos and live music at the Bodeguita del Medio Bar in Old Havana, Cuba. Cuba has seen an increase in tourism from Americans and Europeans this year. See an interactive on Americans in Cuba online at tbtim.es/it2.