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I just recently had a nice week’s break on a sunny (yet bitterly cold at times) island. Time with family, walks by the ocean and of course a little reading. Courtesy of local library I brought along ‘The Outrage Industry’ —what I hoped would be an interesting study by two Tufts academics, a political science professor and a sociologist. I’d seen an excerpt in a recent salon.com...

Updated at 2:54 PM

Putting aside the constitutional issues (which won’t be easy for some of us here), and the impact on the Affordable Care Act (another irresistible topic), think about the way hard cases – which often involve extremes – can...

Updated at 2:37 PM

LOWVILLE — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has started work to reintroduce brook trout to a remote Adirondack pond in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area.

Updated at 2:00 PM

ALBANY — The last round of congressional redistricting in New York began with promises of reform, a nonpartisan process that would finally end years of gerrymandering widely mocked for creating outlandish districts to protect incumbents.

Updated at 1:19 PM

Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker at the Kids’ Choice Awards, Pharrell set another fashion trend, David Blaine lost his head during a slime-induced illusion, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, and the green goo bath finally...

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  Avalon isn't just mythical: it's also a town and popular tourist destination on Santa Catalina Island, but it's in need of an...

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  One of the great things about Hometalk is that I get to live thousands of redesigns, home decor experiments, and...

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  Every now and then I read something that reminds me of the ubquitous and far-reaching dangers in the world around me. It seems like I...

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