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The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office

Enlarge / A few gadgets we liked using in the home this year. (credit: Jeff Dunn) The first entry in our holiday gift guide dealt with gear your loved ones could use on the go. In contrast, today’s edition centers all on tech that’s more suited for the house—be it gadgets for improving a desk setup or an A/V upgrade for the ...

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Rain forecast for wildfire-weary California will offer relief – and bring more problems

The scorched Northern California town of Paradise will get its first significant rainfall in six months this week.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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The US knows how to address its drinking problem, but proven fixes are hard to sell

When officials wanted to reduce deaths from tobacco, they spoke of cancer risks, pushed for public bans and raised taxes. On alcohol, the way forward is less clear           GANNETT Syndication Service

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In high stakes experiment, EU migration policy moves front lines to Niger

Mahmane Elhadji, his arms dusted with flour to the elbow, does not look like an advertisement for the European Union. Mr. Elhadji was once a “coaxer.” When disoriented migrants arrived at the bus station here in Agadez, a sweltering adobe-walled town in the southern reaches of the Sahara, his job was to steer them to the people-smuggler for whom he ...

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‘Nothing short of horrifying:’ Veterans' groups demand fixes at VA nursing homes

Six veterans’ groups are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve care at VA nursing homes after USA TODAY and Boston Globe reports.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Protesters march against migrant caravan in Tijuana, chanting ‘yes to migrants, no to invaders!’

Protesters marched against migrant caravan in Tijuana, chanting ‘yes to migrants, no to invaders!’           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Orange is the new blue: California Democrats sweep 7 House seats in former GOP stronghold

California's Orange County, for decades a GOP stronghold, won't have any Republican U.S. Representatives after the Democrats swept its seven seats.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Democrats’ reliance on seniority clashes with enthusiasm for fresh faces

Rep. Diana DeGette, Democrat from Colorado, is done with waiting. For “probably” 12 years, she says, she’s aspired to one of the top three jobs in the Democratic leadership. Now that Democrats have won the majority in the House, Congresswoman DeGette is making her move – challenging a powerful member of the troika for the No. 3 slot, the “whip,” ...

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