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Dick Clark is so much a part of celebrating New Year’s Eve that two years after his death, his name is still in the title of the show he had hosted for 16 years.Seems that no one wants to be the one to take “Dick Clark” out of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”I suppose if your New Year’s Eve plans include sitting in front of the television watching a million people squeezed like sardines in...

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Public mercy seems to be in short supply even though actor Mark Wahlberg, 43, meets the requirements of a Massachusetts’ governor’s pardon: no risk of reoffending, and having made extraordinary contributions to society.Yet...

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Dave Granlund cartoon about the Russian economy.

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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An Indonesian helicopter searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner saw two oily spots in the water Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects elsewhere in the Java Sea, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the...

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This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to lower unemployment. A plunge in gas prices and...

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Look, we've nearly all been there: you're stressed out and all you want is to stuff your face with cookies and chips and any other edible guilty pleasure. It's called stress-eating and I have a drawer dedicated to it.

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Hooked on getting your weekly fix of “Mad Men” or “New Girl”? Or are you more of an “Orange Is the New Black” binge-watcher? There are dozens of apps out there for couch potatoes who love the small...

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Most families I have met over the years needed some general guidelines regarding what to have in place and how to know to accomplish this task. Here are some of my favorite ideas for getting things sewed up and ready for a new start. This might...

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A state for all the peopleRegarding “Zionism is not the problem” (Dec. 24), the real question is whether the creation of a “Jewish state” is a worthy enough goal to warrant the land theft,...

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MONTeen Craft: Teens can make their own handmade Smash Book from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org. TUESTrivia Night: Round up a group of...

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