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I heard the crinkle of paper wrapping coming from my mother’s bedroom, where she was relaxing with a good book while I was supposedly taking an enforced nap.“Oh boy,” I thought. “She’s opening up a Fifth Avenue,” her favorite candy bar. Imagine my disappointment when I, sneaking a peek in her door, discovered that she was opening a pack of nasty old Camels instead of a sweet treat to share with me. What a bummer, not to mention that...

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This month, people around the world will witness something that occurs only once a century. No, not a comet, eclipse or anything of that nature, but still science related: On March 14, at 9:26 a.m. (and 53 seconds), the date and time will...

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The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

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Five months ago, Scandal's Mellie was Smelly Mellie -- inconsolably

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Many of you have turned against the ever-popular potato, since joining the low-carb bandwagon, but spuds really can be part of your healthful diet plan, especially when eaten with the skin on. They’re rich in vitamin C, potassium...

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Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians.

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When I was a kid, I sometimes tagged along with my father to symphony orchestra rehearsals. He was a conductor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the 1970s, and so when a babysitter got sick or my mother was working, I’d...

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Andrew Jackson's portrait has held its place on the $20 bill since Jackson replaced Grover Cleveland in 1928. For the organizers of Women on $20s, that's quite long enough.

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The resident of a Medford home that sustained significant damage in a vicious fire two weeks ago is now suspected of starting the blaze.Medford police reported Susan Diane Garred, 56, was lodged in the Jackson County Jail Tuesday on...

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Who says opera doesn’t have a sense of humor?

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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jesse Lawson has found a new creative outlet. When the former member of rock band Sleeping With Sirens isn't writing and recording music, he's taping a new podcast, "Barkeeper," with his friend Joe Moxley for...

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