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Saint Mary's College Announces Daughters, Mothers & Mentors Weekend 2017

Saint Mary's College invites college-bound students (grades 10-12) to attend a unique, three-day event with her mother or a female role-model in her life, December 1st through the 3rd. This unique program will allow mother and daughter, or student and mentor to connect with each other, explore career possibilities and engage in workshops that will help the transition from parent to mentor and help the student with her evolution from daughter to adult. The weekend starts Friday evening, with...

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A Beautiful And Wild Winter Day In The Adirondacks

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Wintry weather can be a pain. For people who like getting outdoors it can also be intimidating. All that ice and cold, the early darkness.

But winter can also be beautiful and wild and even familiar places can seem a little exotic. A couple weeks ago, I hiked a trail up Noonmark Mountain in New York's Adirondack Park.

For the first time since the country gained independence from white minority rule in 1980, Zimbabwe has a new leader. At a packed stadium in the capital city Harare, Emmerson Mnangagwa promised not to "squander this moment" to change the culture of politics in his country.

Food waste is a huge problem globally — starting with our own refrigerators. Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will throw out almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone, according to figures from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

But before you toss that bird, read on. We asked Massimo Bottura, one of the world's best chefs, to help us figure out what to do with our holiday leftovers.

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A terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has left at least 235 people dead and as many as 109 wounded Friday, that country's state news agency reported.

The death toll makes it the biggest attack since the conflict in the North Sinai started six years ago.

The Middle East News Agency said the bombing and shooting attack took place in the city of Arish, which is about 30 miles from the border with the Gaza Strip.

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More than a dozen state and national parks have caught on to the #OptOutside movement. They're waiving fees, or offering guided hikes and other enticements to bring people outdoors on Black Friday.

The movement started two years ago, when outdoor gear company REI shut its doors for the day on Black Friday and unveiled the Opt Outside campaign.

After a late breakfast that will probably include some turkey, Carrie Harris of Anchorage said she and her family plan to steer clear of the shops.

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When I was a kid, my mom always told me to rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. This was especially true for dishware with tacky residue. Peanut butter, cream cheese, frosting — these adversaries were simply too powerful for the dishwasher's meek cleanse. Today, still harboring a distrust of dishwashers, I tend to wash my dishes by hand.

But I often wonder about the consequences of my sponge-scrubbing ways — am I wasting water by avoiding the dishwasher, or saving it?

Ninety-nine days out of a hundred I’m too busy to notice, but if I tune out the modern static and take a long walk through town, I catch glimpses of our history and I hear voices. I start thinking that our past is just barely past.

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Michiana Chronicles: History Clues and Glimpses

Ninety-nine days out of a hundred I’m too busy to notice, but if I tune out the modern static and take a long walk through town, I catch glimpses of our history and I hear voices. I start thinking that our past is just barely past. Some clues are obvious. Near here the tops of tall trees are jagged where tornado winds came through a few years back, snapping and tossing big branches to the ground. Not quite as easy to spot are the stray, sturdy elms that endured the Dutch blight. The survivors...

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