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If your household includes children, you likely lost count long ago of the number of bowls of macaroni and cheese you’ve made, ordered at restaurants, microwaved or poured out of a box. As if by some collective agreement, the stuff becomes locked into our food psyches from an absurdly early …

  • By Linda Gassenheimer | Tribune News Service
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Here’s a shortcut version of a Southern favorite — Gumbo Soup. It’s comfort food that can take hours to make. This gumbo captures the flavor without the hours.

  • By Susan Selasky | Detroit Free Press
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Products are dated with use-by, best-by and sell- by dates, which is fine if it’s not opened. Is there a rule once products are opened? — A reader in Plymouth, Mich.

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  • By Jessica Banov | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
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In my quest for simple, flavorful dishes, I often come across handy lists compiled by food magazines and websites: “30-minute meals,” “five-ingredient recipes,” “one-pot dishes” and so on.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, "Straight Outta Compton" — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation's culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and White House officials sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans — and the president himself — insisted Tuesday they were not ready to give up.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers filed a motion Tuesday to prevent jurors at his upcoming sex-assault trial from hearing the actor admit giving women quaaludes, money or educational funds, saying the testimony would unfairly prejudice them.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio community is endangering drug addicts by criminally charging people revived by an overdose antidote, which could discourage calls for help, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said Tuesday.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday exhorted young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, saying those fields will provide the jobs and innovation for the future.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, days after the collapse of GOP leaders' repeal effort in Washington.

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NEW YORK (AP) — CBS' "60 Minutes" returned this week to a familiar place it hadn't been accustomed to visiting that much lately: first place in the prime-time television rankings.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly apologized Tuesday for saying he had a hard time concentrating on California Rep. Maxine Waters during a speech because he was distracted by her "James Brown wig."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would most dramatically affect rural and minority communities, eventually forcing some local television and radio stations to close, the corporation's president and chief execut…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Syrian poet and translator Adonis has won a $50,000 prize from PEN America for lifetime achievement. The literary and human rights organization also has handed out prizes for best book of 2016 and best debut fiction.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents.

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FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

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Too much of a good thing can be a problem. That is why bacon is not one of the four basic food groups. It is why sunny weather gets mixed with a bit of rain. It is why we can not give plants too much fertilizer. Since late last summer or autumn, there has not been much need for fertilizer. If fertilized too late, citrus and bougainvillea develop new growth just in time to be damaged by frost.

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It was at age 5, as everyone else was mulling kindergarten and ditching the training wheels on their bikes, that Brryan Jackson's mother, Jennifer Jackson, and the many Central Illinois relatives around her began noticing strange things going on with Brryan's body.

  • By Gail Pennington St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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We celebrate some who may have been forgotten.

  • By Gail Pennington St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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We celebrate some who may have been forgotten.

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This week started out with a change of the season and beautiful weather to cheer everyone up. Soon, if not already, we will see life popping out of the ground again. I know my spring flowers have been peeping out of the ground for a couple of weeks.

  • Jennifer Durrant Special to the Daily Herald
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It’s officially spring! While the weather in Utah doesn’t always align with the seasonal calendar, it is time to get out of the house and shake off winter’s dust. Just as I’m working on my “beach body,” trying desperately to tone and tan up for swimsuit season, it’s time I get out and get my yard, patio and garden all ready for the glorious warm months ahead.

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“If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college,” says Lewis Black’s in his 1998 Comedy Central Presents stand-up comedy special, referring to a comment he overheard a young girl say at a Los Angeles diner. He goes on, “I’ll repeat that. I’ll repeat that because that’s the kind of sentence when you hear it, your brain comes to a screeching halt. And the left hand side of the brain looks at the right hand side of the brain and goes, ‘It’s dark in here. And we may die.’”

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