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So we long for stress-free lives where alphabetizing the kitchen spices and rearranging the underwear drawer might be the biggest challenge.

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So Springfield is insanely inefficient. The gap between wealth and poverty is getting wider. Our political parties can’t agree on an…

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New age of TV?: In an age of TV when you can bypass the commercials via DVR, live-streaming, On-Demand, or even the lure of the kitc…

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Mason Vandegraft is 9, a third-grader, lives in El Paso and is such a fan of country music superstar, Brad Paisley, he had front-row…

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So “Seinfeld” airs several times in the afternoon. Then, it's on at 6 and 6:30 on TBS. Then, it's on at 9 and at 9:30 on CW. Later i…

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Despite all the ease created by the amazing technology of today, it also can bring big headaches.

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If life was common, ordinary, routine and exactly as we want it every day, it also would be incredibly boring.

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Paul Lawrence and Bill Yoder have the word “honorable” in front of their names.

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Denver? Eggs-actly!: So Vegas took a bath on the Super Bowl, picking Carolina by nearly two touchdowns. So did gazillions of armchai…

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They've known each other so long, they don't fully know how long they've known each other. "We go back to when we were babies," says…

Question: True or false? The first bank in Illinois was opened at LaSalle and Adams streets in Chicago.

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