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Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Republican leaders were in disarray Wednesday after Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate, showed up at the Senate carrying a Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplane, a product that had not been seen in the corridors of Congress since its recall in 2007 because of a tendency to explode when launched.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 8:34 AM

A man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. News reports said that nine people were killed and another nine were injured in the shooting.

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 11:23 AM

John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to have stunned everyone, including friends and allies, with his announcement on Sept. 25 that he is leaving the post of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – and also retiring from Congress. This concludes a...

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Are you looking for ways to pay for long-term care like assisted living, nursing home care, or in-home personal assistance? Finding ways to pay is among the top challenge for families.

Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 10:03 AM

No matter how full our recipe box or files seems to be, there is usually room to squeeze in one more pound cake recipe.

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 12:34 PM

It’s one of the most dismaying poll results I’ve seen: In October 2008, a month before they elected him president, 12 percent of Americans thought Barack Obama was Muslim. Seven years later, now that they know him better, 29 percent have the...

Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Is the right to counsel in America’s courtrooms merely lip service today? Court appointed counsel and public defenders are underpaid and overworked. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice published several years ago, court appointed...

Updated Sep 23, 2015 at 9:02 AM

There is no clear and precise answer to the question of whether you should buy long-term care insurance or not. Naturally, different situations call for different solutions. The long-term care insurance inquiry is full of pros and cons...

Updated Sep 17, 2015 at 10:50 AM

“Corporations can only commit crimes through flesh and blood people,” declared Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates. She made the statement in an interview regarding important new rules which emphasize prosecuting individuals as well as banks...

Updated Sep 17, 2015 at 10:49 AM

I didn’t watch the first Republican Primary debate for a couple of good reasons.

Updated Sep 15, 2015 at 8:01 AM

Taking steps in development can mean new challenges and satisfactions. It also can mean giving up or letting go of earlier gratifications along with less age appropriate behavior. The first steps in this process in one sense, is true of a baby’s...

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