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The Week Ahead: Testing the Teflon Trump stock rally

The stock market gyrations of last week have been blamed on anxiety caused by the House effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Traders are worried the arm-twisting and deal-making we witnessed may signal trouble for key parts of the president's ...Read More


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Movie review: If 'Life' seems familiar, that's because it is

Hey, "Life." 1979 called. It wants its alien-invasion movie back.

"Life" so echoes Ridley Scott's 38-year-old claustrophobic science-fiction classic "Alien," in which a group of space travelers is under attack from a merciless invasive being, ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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We're losing our hearing. And it's only going to get worse.

Can you hear me? Maybe not.

A Johns Hopkins study published earlier this month found that, as Americans age, more of them are expected to suffer from hearing loss. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore predict that 44 million -- or...Read More


Florida Senate endorses religious expression in public schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's public schools would have to let students lead religious prayers during the school day and at school-sanctioned events, under a controversial proposal the state Senate approved Thursday, mostly along party lines.

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Senior Living

Social Security: Receiving housing benefits? A trip to social security ...

Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are reapplying for benefits, or are assisting someone with their ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Under the Hood: Oil pressure issue might be easily resolved

Q: My 2003 BMW 325Ci has 97,000 miles on it and generally drives perfectly. I have always taken good care of it. However, after about 10 minutes of stop-and-go traffic, the oil pressure light starts flickering.

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The Mortgage Professor: Which reverse mortgage best meets your needs?

Among the challenges faced by seniors considering a reverse mortgage is deciding which type best meets their needs. With home equity conversion mortgages -- the HECM is the Federal Housing Administration's reverse mortgage program -- there are ...Read More


On Gardening: Emperor's candlestick, a nostalgic trip to the islands

I was working on a magazine piece this week on nostalgia gardening. While we tend to think of nostalgia gardening as being related to growing something that is heirloom or antique it can also be considered a plant that mentally transports you back...Read More




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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Martin Luther King Jr. said, I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

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Science & Technology

With first atlas update in 30 years, clouds getting a whole new look

More than a cloud formation, what Jane Wiggins saw above the prosaic skyline of her central Iowa town looked like a foreboding, storm-incited sea at war with itself.

"It was frightening," Wiggins recalled Wednesday.

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Hurricane center's director leaving after five seasons of storm ...

MIAMI -- Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center since the season of Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, is leaving just before the 2017 season cranks up to become an on-air hurricane expert at the Weather Channel.

Knabb, the fourth...Read More


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Analysis: What was learned, and not, about Gorsuch

WASHINGTON -- Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees act out a peculiar Washington ritual in which inquisitive senators gather before TV cameras to hear an aspiring justice politely refuse to answer their questions on all the pressing ...Read More