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For 'Burners,' a not-so-hot time at Walmart

For 'Burners,' a not-so-hot time at Walmart

RENO, Nev. — Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of freethinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It’s a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

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Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

DONETSK, Ukraine — To shouts of "Fascists!" and "Hang them from a tree!" captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelted them with eggs, water bottles and tomatoes.

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New video game set in Wyoming wilderness

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Two former Wyoming residents have created a videogame that centers around a park ranger stationed in a watchtower in the Shoshone National Forest wilderness with plot and dialogue based on real places within the state.

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Nearly 15 million people have visited the Sept. 11 Memorial.

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Appomattox wrestles with how to give itself a future

This modest and welcoming community is gripped with an identity crisis.

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Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

President Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors.

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

The Obama administration announced new measures to allow some companies to opt out of paying for birth control.

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Obama vacations are criticized but compare well

Obama vacations are criticized but compare well

CHILMARK, Mass. — President Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently fac…

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The Internet community you'll never be able to join

LearnedLeague is a booming, invitation-only, underground trivia competition.

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Gazing down at the heavens at the Tokyo space museum

Below the visitors swirl heavenly bodies and other spectacular images of space.

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How my bougainvillea taught me to live with less

We didn't know much about gardening, but we thought we knew enough.

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

FILE - This May 15, 2014 file photo shows a quote from Virgil on a wall of the museum prior to the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. More than 700,000 people have visited the 9/11 museum since it opened in May. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John Munso…

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

This undated photo provided by the 9/11 Tribute Center shows the facade of the center on Liberty Street in Lower Manhattan. The Tribute Center offers a small, intimate look at the events of Sept. 11th, 2001, and also offers walking tours led by individuals connected to the events of that day…

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

FILE - This May 15, 2014 file photo shows a steel beam from the World Trade Center at the center of Foundation Hall in New York. More than 700,000 people have visited the museum since it opened in May. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John Munson, Pool)

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

FILE - This May 8, 2014 file photo shows people touching the engraved name of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York. The memorial has been visited by nearly 15 million people since it opened three years ago on the footprints of …

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Brenda Berkman, in blue, leads a 9/11 Tribute Center tour of the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan. Tour guides survived or are connected with the attacks.

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Tourism sites, such the One World Trade Center, which towers over the lower Manhattan skyline, and others connected to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, attract millions visitors from New York, around the United States and the world.

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

President Obama praised the Sept. 11 museum as “a sacred place of healing and of hope” that captures the story and the spirit of heroism that followed the attacks.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 21

Dear Carolyn:

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Dear Abby for Dec. 21

Dear Abby for Dec. 21

DEAR ABBY: My younger sister, “Lainie,” is 14. She has had a smartphone for about a year. While I don’t belong to any social-media sites, Lainie is a social-media junkie. She never goes anywhere without her phone. Sometimes she’ll have her phone in one hand and her tablet in the other, takin…

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