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Trump messes with Sessions, and Senate Republicans are not pleased

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is getting a bitter Washington lesson when he messes with Jeff Sessions -- you don't pick a fight with one of the Senate's guys.

It's a lesson that could cost him politically in a Senate where he badly needs ...Read More


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Liz Reyer: Too many retirement options? How to make a good choice

Q: I'm feeling stuck from having too many choices! I just determined that I'm in a financial position to retire. I still like working and I could stay at my current employer full- or part-time or pursue consulting or teaching opportunities. Or I ...Read More


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Movie review: Kathryn Bigelow shoots the '67 war at home in 'Detroit'

Oddly in synch with the narrative strategy (though without the imposing visual panache) of "Dunkirk," the other historical drama of the moment, director Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit," is an artfully frazzled mosaic of suffering, putting the audience...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Senate health care vote presents critical test for GOP and Trump

WASHINGTON -- With a strong, last-minute push from President Donald Trump, Senate Republicans face a pivotal vote Tuesday in their long bid to repeal or replace Obamacare.

But the outcome remained in doubt, largely because senators have not even ...Read More


Hard-of-hearing Kan. pastor teaches deaf refugees to speak through sign ...

OLATHE, Kan. -- Born hard of hearing, the child of two deaf parents, the Rev. Debbie Buchholz -- pastor of a church for the deaf and mother of seven adult children, four of whom are deaf or hard of hearing -- parked her SUV up along the circle ...Read More

Senior Living

Four tips for safer picnics

A picnic can be big fun. However, improper handling of the food can mean big trouble, in the form of foodborne germs.

Before you fill your cooler, check out four tips for safer picnics.

Picnic tip No. 1: When you open the cooler, keep an eye on ...Read More


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

Home & Leisure

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Mark Phelan: New Accord, Camry struggle for relevance as sedan sales ...

Honda unveiled its all-new 2018 Accord sedan in midtown Detroit earlier this month, perfectly timed to challenge the new 2018 Toyota Camry for supremacy in midsize sedan sales.

If that excites you about as much as a pair of 1970s arena-rock bands...Read More


Susan Tompor: No one thinks they'll fall for a phishing attempt at work ...

Quite honestly, many of us can only wonder how anyone falls for some incredibly old tricks in the hacking book. Like, really, who sits down at work and opens an attachment connected to a vague request in an email without first questioning whether ...Read More


On Gardening: Silver Falls dichondra, ultimate spiller plant for baskets

The past couple of years I have been amazed seeing the potential of Silver Falls dichondra in mixed containers. This plant often ignored because it's silver or gray and of course is a cousin to the weed we fight in our precious lawns.

Silver ...Read More