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Fiona Chandler, 8, left; Ellie Casias, 8, center; and Zoe Ninde, 9, pull a daylily out of liquid nitrogen before shattering it on the floor Thursday a...

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Federal shutdown looms after break

WASHINGTON – Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but...

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U.S. pending home sales slip in June

WASHINGTON – The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.


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Good Earth

County fair is not just for kids

Children are the undisputed stars of the La Plata County Fair. This year, more than 300 adolescents will compete in all manner of 4-H activities at the La Plata County...

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Refugees learn how U.S. schools work

NEW YORK – Boarding school in Katmandu and public school in New York City are thousands of miles apart in more ways than one.

“The system how they teach is...

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