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New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister

A linguistic storm is brewing in coastal Luderitz, where some residents are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami(hash)nus.



Sweet memory lingers from tapping Mt. Lebanon’s maple trees for syrup

The sweet memory of tapping Mt. Lebanon’s maple trees for syrup helps in surviving the harsh season.


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GOP states revisit Obamacare as Supreme Court weighs subsidies

At least six states where GOP leaders refused to set up state marketplaces considering steps to preserve the subsidies paid to residents.



National briefs: U.S. moving to deport Bosnians

PLUS: Hyundai recalls Elantra cars; protests in Wisconsin; Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders


 

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North Sea oil’s job cuts are tip of the iceberg for U.K.

The early layoffs portend hard times for a whole ecosystem of explorers, drillers, producers and service companies.



Tentative relationship with Obama, long-standing U.S.-Israel alliance at stake for Netanyahu

But through it all, the U.S. is Israel’s biggest trading partner and closest defense ally, providing $3.1 billion in annual military aid.


 
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    Random Acts of Kindness: Stranger offered comfort when a van slid off road

    Also: Plenty of angels helped a woman who fell in lot; Steelers fan returned phone lost before game.



    Local Dispatch: In gratitude to cancer, for all it’s done for me

    A couple of cool things have happened since the surgery. And I became Mr. Ecumenism by accident.


     

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    Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, stands up and joins others in the audience in applauding the Federal Communications


    Baldwin-Whitehall activist to seek seat on school board

    A parent activist who has served as a watchdog during the past year has tossed his hat into the ring for a seat on the Baldwin



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