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You put yourself between Sheet 1 and Sheet 2. All the other layers on top are meant for warmth. It being summer, you may not need them all - feel free to remove any layers you don't want, and put them on a chair or in the closet. (Pro tip: if you want a little more air flow, untuck Sheet 2 from the mattress.) If somehow you're too cold, there are usually ...


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Good Samaritan laws vary from state to state in the USA (all 50 states have one). Most states provide some level of protection from liability to trained medical personal, doctors, nurses, first responders, etc. Whether your UK training / licensing would qualify would depend on the wording of that state's law. Some states provide even broader protections ...


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You were right. You are not allowed to turn on a red arrow. The Pennsylvania Driver's Manual says you can turn right on red after stopping, but only at a steady red light, unless a sign is present prohibiting such a turn. (This is actually true in almost all of the United States, with the notable exception of New York City.) However, at some ...


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That would be at the discretion of the security screeners. They have methods of verifying your identity even if you have no ID at all (some people forget their wallet). If you have a passport, bring that. Otherwise I would expect an expired license will not prevent you from being boarded. As a matter of law, an expired license only affects your right to ...


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You can get arrested for any kind of physical behaviour between a fellow person, all it takes is a mistaken thought, a sensitive victim and a sheer amount of bad luck. Can it happen? Yes Will it happen? Maybe (Probably not) A lot of First aid is physical and not the soft kind of physical. It's an open ended book in which if you did somehow piss off that ...


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Officially, from the US Embassy, the answer is: Q: The space below the word 'Annotation' is blank, with the visa number printed in red to the right. There is a star or * symbol below the bottom left of my photo, does that signify anything? A: The star symbol is not of any significance. Of course, a cynic would then ask why they're there... ...


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The answer will vary from state to state but states do have laws regarding guest eviction and quite a few of them have rules for evicting guests for overstaying, e.g. Washtington: If a guest fails to leave when he is not entitled to remain at the hotel, then the guest is in violation of this statute (RCW 9A.52.070). The police are required to enforce ...


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If you're a Canadian citizen coming to visit the US by land, you can present any of the following documents: A valid passport; A valid NEXUS card; A valid enhanced driver license. (You can also use a SENTRI or FAST/EXPRES card, but unless you travel to Mexico a lot or are a commercial truck driver you aren't likely to have one of these.) If you haven't ...


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I can't imagine any reason why you could not. Playing poker for money in the US may or may not be legal, depending on the state and the details of your game (I am not a lawyer so cannot advise you on specifics). But the chips themselves are perfectly legal. You can buy them at any game store, or the game section of a large store like Target. High quality ...


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First, note that these features appear only on nonimmigrant visas; immigrant visas have a completely different format and do not contain either the asterisks or the four-digit number. I strongly suspect you will probably never find out what these mean as the purposes of these fields are most likely classified. Direct questions put to U.S. consular officials ...


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They can ask you to leave, and have the right to enforce it, as you are overstaying your agreement with them. It is however completely at their discretion. Because hotel cancellations are frequent though, there may be a room available by the time your arrive or before your scheduled departure date. The best is to ask politely the reception every evening ...


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You do not need (and cannot get) a short-stay visa for the Schengen area (including France) as the US is on the list in annex II of Regulation 539/2001. You can therefore present yourself at the border (i.e. take a plane to Europe) without any prior formality. Theoretically, you might be asked to show you fulfil a number of conditions like having sufficient ...


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Unfortunately, through regularly scheduled means of transportation, flying is likely to be the cheapest option for you. Sites like kayak might help you reduce the price, and you can specify direct flights, skipping out the US. You can look at things like freighter travel, where you use a cargo ship to get down, but otherwise your only other 'hitchhiking' ...


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As you are bringing agricultural products into the US, they will need to be inspected by the USDA staff at the airport you arrive back at. If there is no USDA staff on hand then the CPB officials may do an inspection on their own or more likely simply confiscate the items for destruction. I have no firsthand experience with UK import rules on dried flowers ...


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In Canada, we are trained to do many skills in basic first aid, and we can do them as long as we have consent or implied consent (i.e. unconscious person). The Good Samaritan Act in Canada allows us to do whatever our skills have taught us to do, and we cannot be sued for it. Having said that, I also have not seen anyone get sued for performing First Aid, ...


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Saturday they are available, but doesn't look like they are available on Sunday: From Whitehouse.gov: Public tour requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless ...


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Since noone else did I will put this in an answer. As the US Embassy in Paris page for visitor's visas states you will need a B-1 visa to attend a conference. On the same page you can put in the city where you will have your interview and it will tell you what is the current waiting time.


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I've made this drive 3 times already and depending on what your driving depends on gas cost. If you fill up before you leave its 3 additional full tanks to Long Island 20hrs on avg because there's always one area of super bad traffic. We saved our stops for food/gas around meal times or in case of emergency but driving 75 seemed to be our choice of speed, 80 ...


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Yes you do need to clear immigration and customs in Atlanta. But on the brightside Atlanta's immigration area is fairly large and well manned, so processing time is not too bad. While as a US citizen I go through a different line, I have seen foreign nationals from my flights awaiting their baggage same time as me, so they have obviously made it through ...


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The IDP is only valid if you carry it along with your normal license; and there are no restrictions on the license type (in other words, if your normal license is endorsed for bikes, then the IDP will also carry that information). The IDP just acts as a global version of whatever your local license says (its just a translation). Save for some commercial ...


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TSA Doesn't List Drones The closest things to drones I could find in TSA's database of packable items are radio controlled helicopters which apparently can be taken on a plane both as check-in as well as carry-on luggage. TSA even gives packing advice. Quoting from the linked site: Search Results For: RC helicopter Check or Carry-on You may ...


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The advice given to me in my paramedic course, and the advice I give my students is along the lines of: Anyone can sue you for anything at any time, for any reason. (They won't necessarily be successful.) If you act in the best interests of the patient, acting as a reasonable and prudent person, you'll most likely be fine. A lot of people that are sued for ...


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The article you refer to is bylined “Kiwi journalist Lisa Scott”. The VWP is not available for work as foreign press, radio, film, journalists, or other information media so it seems Lisa should have been very careful and, it seems, may not be presenting all the relevant facts to readers (or to Immigration?). She stated Applying for an ESTA after starting ...


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Maple syrup (or maple candies) is always a winner. Cheese can also be a good choice (needs to be vacuum sealed). Smoked salmon (buy frozen and wrapped in cloth in your checked-in bags). Wild rice is really nice. ...


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We've had this problem for a number of years as we have relatives that live along gravel roads in various parts of Alberta. Having looked at all the local rental companies there are basically two variations of the rental contract depending on the company. The majority of the companies stipulate that the vehicle can only be driven on paved roads, which means ...


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Your situation is not uncommon and will be understood by the CBP officer. Bring the I94 with you in case he wants to see it. Your exit was probably recorded anyway. You can check your current I94 status here: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/


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It's unlikely that this would cause a problem. The reason the car rental company would want to see your passport is that it's picture identification. When you sign the rental agreement, the fact that you're standing there is sufficient for them. The fact that the signature doesn't "match" is not relevant. If things were to ever get to the point where you ...


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As they are separate countries, you will indeed need two visas - one for Canada, and one for the US. You will need to apply for each one separately. As Algeria is NOT one of the countries eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program, you'll need to apply for a visa in advance - it's not possible for you to get one at the border. To get a visa, you'll need to ...


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Conversely, if you are trained and have the ability to potentially save a person’s life and you do not act, someone may be able to sue you anyway. I knew of a trained counselor that was sharing a residence with someone else. The roommate killed himself and the parents sued the counselor for not seeing the signs and acting by using his own skills, or report ...


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It doesn't mention that because it's on a first come first served basis until all the tickets are gone according to Congressman's Posey's page: Bureau of Engraving and Printing The Bureau is responsible for the printing and designing the nation’s currency, U.S. postal stamps, official invitations, and ID cards. During the tour, you'll see millions of ...



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