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Nandi notebook: 4 months with Tucson's pretty pachyderm

Nandi notebook: 4 months with Tucson's pretty pachyderm

An update on Nandi the elephant as she approaches 4 months. 

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What it was like to be a woman on Twitter in 2014

The issues of cyberbullying and harassment are, of course, nothing new.

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Fear not the souffle! It's easier than you think

Fear not the souffle! It's easier than you think

The prospect of making a souffle strikes fear into the hearts of many home cooks.

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Innovative California Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader and scholar who fostered bold change, has died in Los …

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Pope Benedict helped free American from Cuba

Pope Benedict helped free American from Cuba

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan G…

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

To give you a feel for what that connectivity brings, here's a closer look at a few "smart" products for the home.

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Cook your Christmas goose

Cook your Christmas goose

The goose was a favored fowl among ancient societies, and the centerpiece of the Victorian Christmas dinner. It was on Bob Cratchit’s table be…

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A dog story with a happy ending

A dog story with a happy ending

A small dog's recent journey in a stolen car through Tucson's South Side is an important reminder to make sure pets are wearing up-to-date tag…

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Quinoa dish: a side or tasty main

Quinoa dish: a side or tasty main

The first time I heard of quinoa was more than 14 years ago. I was at a bustling little restaurant called Le Loup Blanc in Paris. The menu was…

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Jewish mom lights the way to perfect latkes

Jewish mom lights the way to perfect latkes

Local improv actress Billie Maas sticks to the same recipe every year. 

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As winter starts, find a river of stars

As winter starts, find a river of stars

Winter officially begins at 4:03 p.m. Sunday when the sun reaches its southernmost position in the sky and then begins its trek northward.

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Santa Crawl is coming to town on Friday

Santa Crawl is coming to town on Friday

Main Gate Square Santa celebration is family friendly.

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Tips for using leftovers

I feel like such a failure when food goes to waste.

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American Kennel Club adds 4 new dog breeds

With them, there will be 184 AKC-recognized breeds.

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Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit.

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Private investigator also sells gun-pouch purses

Private investigator also sells gun-pouch purses

Summers realized there had to be a better way to carry her Walther PPK.

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Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement

Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin…

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Pope adds 2nd victim to sex abuse commission

Pope adds 2nd victim to sex abuse commission

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added a second survivor of priestly sex abuse to his commission of experts advising the Vatican on child …

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Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

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Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for birthday

Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for birthday

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday — and 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds…

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Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for birthday

Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for birthday

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday — and 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds…

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Church of England appoints first female bishop

Church of England appoints first female bishop

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-lo…

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The Elf on the Shelf is preparing kids for Big Brother

"The Elf on the Shelf" is both a book and a doll.

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You are what you Google search

No matter how tightly you hold your secrets, Google probably knows.

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Try something bolder than bubbles this New Year's

Try something bolder than bubbles this New Year's

It's OK to ring in 2015 with something richer, smokier and deliciously darker.

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Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

This year I looked around for ways to turn existing toys into ornaments.

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Vatican signals new tone on US nuns

Vatican signals new tone on US nuns

An unprecedented Vatican investigation of U.S. women's religious orders that alarmed Roman Catholic sisters when the inquiry began years ago e…

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Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A sweeping Vatican investigation into Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. that began amid fears they had become too feminist a…

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

By no means are these the only good offerings out there.

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Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

The best device for you will depend on your current fitness levels and needs. 

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Circus group gives Hanukkah light

Circus group gives Hanukkah light

Chabad Tucson celebrates Hanukkah with some circus antics. 

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

The genesis of onion soup is unclear, but some attribute the version we know today to a French king.

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5 stress-busters with a huge health bonus

5 stress-busters with a huge health bonus

Try these tension-taming strategies that can help you feel sooo good.

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Predicting epileptic seizures with 82 percent accuracy

Predicting epileptic seizures with 82 percent accuracy

This latest approach to managing the disease uses big data and algorithms.

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Programs offer help you need to age gracefully

Programs offer help you need to age gracefully

The main ingredient for aging well is being healthy.

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Visions of lighting displays dance in his head

Visions of lighting displays dance in his head

It started looking a lot like Christmas at this home weeks ago.

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How to create lasting holiday memories

How to create lasting holiday memories

Many of us have lasting memories from our childhood holidays. Some are more predictable than others, tied to traditions that get passed down f…

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Blend classy and comfy on Christmas morning

Blend classy and comfy on Christmas morning

Don't give in to your inner slob. Because ... cameras.

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Resale boutique offers even steeper discounts

Resale boutique offers even steeper discounts

Mark your calendar for Saturday's epic blowout at Ozma Atelier.

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Russell's Retro offers a blast to the past

Russell's Retro offers a blast to the past

Nearly year-old Russell's Retro Furnishings offers merchandise with nostalgia.

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Pope: Enough gloom, try joy ahead of Christmas

Pope: Enough gloom, try joy ahead of Christmas

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging people to be joyful, saying, "We've never heard of a sad saint."

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Tucson actor played supporting role in murder trial

Tucson actor played supporting role in murder trial

Lawyer-turned-actor Mark Klugheit helped defend philanthropist du Pont.

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Reflections on Christmas past and future - and too early at the mall

Reflections on Christmas past and future - and too early at the mall

Christmas arrives early at the mall, but it is celebrated forever in memories held dear.

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Epoxy sealer may help leaky backyard fountain

Epoxy sealer may help leaky backyard fountain

Each year, thousands of Arizona residents email or call Rosie Romero’s radio show with questions about everything from preventing fires in the…

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Puncture vine is sharp enough to make grown men scream and dogs howl.

Puncture vine is sharp enough to make grown men scream and dogs howl.

Q: I have a weed I am trying to identify. It has beautiful yellow flowers with five petals and is growing along the ground in my driveway. Any ideas?

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