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Three simple ideas for creating an amazing cheese platter
(BPT) - An order of “extra cheese” is commonly heard in restaurants across the United States. In fact, this delectable dairy treat is enjoyed by people all around the world. The flavors and textures of different cheeses make a cheese tray the perfect appetizer to please a group of guests and showcase your personal style ...
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Easing stress during the busy back-to-school season
(BPT) - The easy breezy days of summer are coming to a close, and families everywhere are preparing to go back to school. For parents, this is a particularly challenging time of year. To help simplify and make this time more enjoyable, “The Lifestyle Mom” Dana Hilmer has a few tips for busy parents: 1. The temptation to ...
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Feel the difference of a great hair day, every day
(BPT) - Every day women are subjected to a multitude of harsh elements that strip the hair of its natural beauty, leaving it limp and lifeless. Dove Hair gives women a great hair day by unlocking a few useful secrets women need to know in order to beat bad hair days. Celebrity hair stylist, Mark Townsend, offers these th...
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Buying a car: new or used, that is the question
(BPT) - Conventional wisdom says that a new car will always cost you more than a used one. Why? There’s a higher price tag and you have to face the depreciation that comes when you drive off the dealer’s lot. Previously, if you were looking to save money, used vehicles were thought to be the best option. However, as supp...
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Easy meal and snack ideas for families adjusting to busy back-to-school schedules
(BPT) - As the relaxing days of summer come to a close, it can be challenging to smoothly transition to back-to-school time. While kids and families adjust to more hectic schedules, it’s more important than ever to fuel both body and mind with foods that nourish and satisfy.  With a few new meal and snack ideas, your fam...
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Autumn edibles: Tips for fall gardening and second plantings
(BPT) - People choose to garden for many reasons: Food is fresher and tastes better. It’s a healthy hobby that exercises the body. It saves money. Numerous reports show an increasing number of homeowners are growing their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. As summer’s end nears, you may think gardening season is over. The...
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Foot care advice for new moms and babies
(BPT) - Few things in life are as darling as a newborn’s little feet, and most new moms take great joy in counting 10 tiny, perfect toes. But foot health can be a source of anxiety for both new and expectant mothers, who may wonder about the best ways to care for their baby’s feet, and how to cope with changes in their o...
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Why dorm life is better in the club [Infographic]
Dorm life is better in the club. Why? This year Sam's Club does the math for parents and students heading back to class. Exclusive members-only benefits multiplies savings of time and money for Sam’s Club members. See how the savings add up with these mathematical solutions.  
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Grocery shopping for classroom success
(BPT) - The season of homework and PTO meetings is here, meaning it’s time to gear up for a successful school year. A balanced eating plan helps children, and adults, to concentrate, learn and problem-solve, in and out of the classroom. When creating your back-to-school shopping lists, remember to include foods that will...
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Creating a back-to-school checklist for parents of children with diabetes
(BPT) - Parents and guardians create many checklists when it comes time to send their kids back to school. These lists include school supplies and clothing to be purchased, setting up schedules for the school year, choosing which fun and exciting extra-curricular activities a child will participate in and establishing a ...
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Who left the lights on? [Infographic]
The “Who Left the Lights On” survey looks at electricity usage within the home, in what rooms lights are often left on and who is to blame - it's not always the children. To address this, Lutron continues to introduce light controls such as motion sensors to automatically turn on and off the lights. For more information visit ChooseLutron.com .    
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Nurses respond to growing diversity in health care
(BPT) - Since 2010, legislation outlined in the Affordable Care Act has and will continue to guide the U.S. health care system through a series of changes that will allow it to adapt to innovation, technological advances and the needs of millions of new patients. The industry is rapidly evolving to respond to unprecedent...
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Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy speaks with a supporter (Reuters)The rancher's musings about slavery have made him a liability for conservative lawmakers.


2014-04-24 13:23:08 -0600

FILE - These undated family photos provided by the Zion, Ill., Police department show Krystal Tobias, 9, and Laura Hobbs, 8. Prosecutors have urged a federal jury to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, saying it's the only adequate punishment for a man who has committed a series of sexually motivated attacks. The jury heard closing arguments Thursday in federal court in Alexandria in the trial of 25-year-old Jorge Torrez. Prosecutor James Trump told jurors that execution is the only adequate punishment for a man who not only murdered Snell but killed two girls in his Illinois hometown. Torrez is charged but has not been convicted in those slayings. (AP Photo/Family photo via the Zion Police Department)Jorge Torrez was sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years.


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A woman bandages the head of a pro-Russian activist injured outside the Mariupol town hall, East UkraineRussia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.


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