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Movie review: 'Forever My Girl' doesn't stray from Southern romance ...

Romance novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks cornered the market on a subgenre he essentially invented -- exceedingly pleasant, Southern-set epic romances (between young, attractive, white, Christian, heterosexual couples). But this is a ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Number of Americans without health insurance grows in Trump's first year...

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans without health coverage, which declined for years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, shot up in President Donald Trump's first year in office, according to data from a new national survey.

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The long fight of the Mapuche people at times has turned violent. Pope ...

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Pope Francis will step into the middle of one of South America's longest-running conflicts Wednesday when he visits the largely indigenous Araucania region of Chile.

In the century and a half since they were conquered by Chile'...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security: Applying for a child's number and card

During the holiday season, most of us, regardless of religion or beliefs, focus on the children we love. Caring for children is one of the best ways to safeguard the future. And we at Social Security know a thing or two about helping children.

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My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets

Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More

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Auto review: 2019 Honda Insight aims to become America's favorite hybrid

Honda will make its latest pitch for recognition as a leader in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles when the sleek 2019 Insight prototype bows at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday.

The handsome, five-seat sedan will ...Read More


The Journey: Social Security numbers to know

The 2 percent cost-of-living hike in Social Security benefits this year isn't the only number affecting workers and retirees.

Workers will pay more into the system – the taxable maximum rises to $128,400, an 8 percent increase from just two ...Read More


On Gardening: Florida Sunshine, gold lantern to the woodland garden

If the frigid winter has you crying for some Florida sunshine, you are not alone. In the past few months, I have moved to Hamilton, Ga., and have been furiously planting hollies, camellias, conifers, and a few other select evergreens to start ...Read More


At Angel of Hope statue, families mourn children who have passed away

BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- Carrying white flowers and a small plastic candles, families who have lost children slowly made their way down to the Angel of Hope.

It's a yearly tradition for the Belleville Parks and Recreation department, one that takes ...Read More



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Freedom Caucus members withholding votes GOP needs to pass CR

WASHINGTON -- A majority of House Republicans appear ready to support a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open through Feb. 16, but enough Freedom Caucus members remain uncommitted to make passage questionable.

"The votes ...Read More