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Ask Amy: Internet match might really be scam hatched

Dear Amy: I met a lady on an internet site two years ago, and four months later, we were married. Everything was wonderful at first, but eventually the honeymoon was over and the reality of life set in. I found out that she had been in the country illegally, but by then I had fallen in love and decided to claim her for legal status.

Done Deal Spring listing works for Etobicoke home

The action: The first listing of this brick-and-stone residence with a double garage failed to connect with an acceptable buyer. Relisted this spring, with newly furnished interiors and an asking price just less than $1.6-million netted more than a dozen interested parties and a viable offer in March.

States of Cruelty: The Dead Refugees of Manus

In those seemingly interminable refugee debates being held in various countries, cruelty is pure theatre. It is directed, stage managed, the victims treated as mere marionettes in a play of putrid public policy and indifferent public officials. Barriers have been set; barbed wire has been put in place.

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust

A funding bid is being put in to look at whether one of Great Yarmouth’s medieval buildings should be brought back into use. From big names with an international reputation to emerging artists building a following, an exhibition in Great Yarmouth is showcasing vibrant local talent.

Christmas in Spring

1 MONTHS AGO
What kind of influence should my husband’s conservative religious family have in our household and traditions? I am agnostic and my husband (yay!) is now an atheist. He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness within his conservative family and followed the...

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Crafters of Metafilter, help me save this toy deer?

4 MONTHS AGO
I know it's ridiculous but there must be some way to revitalise it. Maybe I bedazzle it? Please help me with some ideas I just don't want to throw it out. This poor 30 year old deer is on it's last legs. However it's sentimental, is there something I...

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Post-holiday and future-holiday blues

4 MONTHS AGO
For some concrete reasons and some rather more nebulous ones, I am just really super sad that the holidays are over, and having a very hard time getting past it. What are some things I can do to shake off these blahs? How to properly grieve dying/dea...

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Christmas Eve Mystery

5 MONTHS AGO
Question of burning festive importance: what is Perry Como holding on the cover of his "Season's Greetings" Christmas album? As Mr. Rattery cued up this album to enjoy alongside our shortbread and tea, he asked a very reasonable question: what on ear...

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Last minute Stocking Stuffer present ideas needed for an 18 yo girl.

5 MONTHS AGO
My niece is staying with me this Christmas, like a good Aunt & Uncle we're giving her what every teenager wants, a chunk of cash for Christmas. But her pile of presents looks bare with just the envelope & card so I'want to put together a Chr...

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Need last minute help on a strange Christmas gift

5 MONTHS AGO
My wife and I are big fans of My Favorite Murder and by proxy, Mind Hunter. She brought up the fact that Ed Kemper at one point recorded a lot of audiobooks and that it would be so neat and creepy to have. I was hoping I could procure her something h...

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Christmas Cakes

5 MONTHS AGO
I am not cooking the meal this year, but am in charge of desserts. I have celiac disease, so cookies are difficult, but I can usually easily convert cakes to gluten free. Does anyone have any Christmas cakes they love? I'll probably do Bakewell tarts...

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No patients died because of winter ambulance delays, analysis says -...

15 HOURS AGO

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust received more than 100,000 calls from December 17 last year to January 16, with patients reporting delays of up to 16 hours for an ambulance. In January, a whistleblower leaked a list claiming at least 40 p...

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Burglar jailed after being caught rummaging through Christmas presents

20 HOURS AGO

A resident in Havengore, Chelmsford, called police shortly after 10.05pm on December 16 last year after a man tried to get into his house through the front door and then tried to open the boot of his car. He also gave them a jacket containing a multi...

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Jambalaya is king at annual Gonzales festival

1 DAY AGO

The 2017 Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Queen Alyssa Latuso rides in the annual Jambalaya Festival Association Christmas Parade. She'll crown the new queen Saturday at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales.

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Profile: David Sedaris Leaves His Audiences Weeping. And Still Wanting More.

1 DAY AGO

David Sedaris was taking questions from the audience after his reading at the Kennedy Center last month, when suddenly the evening took an alarming turn. "How's Hugh?" someone asked, referring to Hugh Hamrick, Mr. Sedaris's boyfriend.

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Dymond in the rough proves to be a gem for adoptive family

1 DAY AGO

Phil Perry/Coal Valley News Dymond Mullins will graduate from Scott High on June 2 and attend Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College where she will study to become a Medical Assistant.

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"Life-Size" Gets a Sequel

1 DAY AGO

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who's been slated for recent film and television roles! "Life-Size 2" Children of the '90s might remember a certain TV movie where a supermodel whose character, a doll turned ...

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Exclusive First Look: Christmas in July on Hallmark Channel

1 DAY AGO

In anticipation of their annual Countdown to Christmas movies, the Hallmark Channel and its sister channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, will be offering up some snowy treats this summer. Hallmark gives viewers a slate of wintry offerings through...

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An Old-School Tradition

2 MONTHS AGO
First-grade Christmas wreaths, crafted 34 years apart.

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Rome’s Famous Christmas Tree to Be Reborn as a Baby Nursing Station

4 MONTHS AGO
The tree, known as Spelacchio, or mangy, was dismantled Thursday, but the much-maligned spruce will live on, in the hearts of Romans, and in a book.

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The Befana Market, a Beloved Roman Tradition, Is Imperiled

4 MONTHS AGO
Italian families have long made pilgrimages to the Piazza Navona over the holidays, but the kid-magnet event has been wounded by politics, poor quality and delays.

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Epiphany Celebrations Around the World

4 MONTHS AGO
Christians see the official end to the Christmas holidays as Jan. 6, which commemorates the three kings’ visit to the baby Jesus.

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Christmas May Be Over, but Holiday Shopping Is Not

4 MONTHS AGO
In the last week of the year, called the 13th Month or the Second Season by retailers, e-commerce-fueled returns and gift cards send consumers back to buy more.

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The More the Merrier, and the Messier

4 MONTHS AGO
Tiny, tidy homes may be trendy, but mine is not that minimalist house. This is a big old house made for gathering, and particularly so at Christmas.

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Many Unhappy Returns? Online Holiday Shopping’s Big Hangover

4 MONTHS AGO
Boxing Day has a new meaning in the era of e-commerce: packing and shipping or lugging back stuff bought in those gleeful clicking sprees.

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Seven Months Until Christmas

1 DAY AGO
Howdy! Tell all your friends – only 7 months now remain until Christmas! Can you believe it? We can’t. In fact, some are starting to feel a little anxious about that. You see, next week we start...

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Eight Months Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Greetings! Welcome to what we call the “bottom of the year”. We don’t know why it is but every year at this time and for the next six to eight weeks or so things kind of slow down for usRead...

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9 Months Until Christmas

2 MONTHS AGO
Goodness gracious! Another month has gone by and now there are only nine months left until Christmas. And I’ve got news! You would not believe how fast the walls went up on Santa’s new...

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10 Months Until Christmas

3 MONTHS AGO
Hi everyone! Today marks the ten month mark to Christmas and you wouldn’t believe how busy things are here at the North Pole. Santa’s new workshop plans have created a big hole in the...

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11 Months Until Christmas

4 MONTHS AGO
Hi ho! Just 11 months from today…it’s Christmas Eve! Think about it: in just 11 months we’ll be live on the radio, tracking Santa all over again. I was in a meeting this week and we...

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All Play and No Work for Santa

4 MONTHS AGO
The month of January seems silly to some. Gone are the days of anticipation for Christmas and with that it seems Santa and the North Pole are forgotten. After the brief post-Christmas rush of thank...

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Santa Plans a New Workshop

4 MONTHS AGO
Santa announced today that a new workshop is planned to be constructed in 2018. Santa’s workshop has been remodeled many times since its construction more than 170 years ago. But never has it...

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Win a pair of tickets to see Taylor Swift’s stadium show

-1 DAYS AGO
Calling all fans of pop superstar Taylor Swift - thanks to promoters Live Nation Entertainment we have got a pair of tickets to give away for one of her spectacular stadium shows next month. The show, at the Eitihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday,...

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Ask Amy: Internet match might really be scam hatched

-1 DAYS AGO
Dear Amy: I met a lady on an internet site two years ago, and four months later, we were married. Everything was wonderful at first, but eventually the honeymoon was over and the reality of life set in. I found out that she had been in the country il...

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Done Deal Spring listing works for Etobicoke home

-1 DAYS AGO
The action: The first listing of this brick-and-stone residence with a double garage failed to connect with an acceptable buyer. Relisted this spring, with newly furnished interiors and an asking price just less than $1.6-million netted more than a d...

Read more...

States of Cruelty: The Dead Refugees of Manus

-1 DAYS AGO
In those seemingly interminable refugee debates being held in various countries, cruelty is pure theatre. It is directed, stage managed, the victims treated as mere marionettes in a play of putrid public policy and indifferent public officials. Barri...

Read more...

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust

-1 DAYS AGO
A funding bid is being put in to look at whether one of Great Yarmouth’s medieval buildings should be brought back into use. From big names with an international reputation to emerging artists building a following, an exhibition in Great Yarmouth is...

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Yours for a pound

-1 DAYS AGO
Image copyright Getty Images. DIY chain Homebase has been sold for just £1, after its Australian owner Wesfarmers decided to abandon its disastrous foray into the UK. Wesfarmers paid £340m for the retailer two years ago, but losses and other costs wi...

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Cyber Caliphate: What Apps Are the

-1 DAYS AGO
As the argument goes, law enforcement agencies must protect the safety of citizens, and to do so, they must be in contact with representatives of the IT sector. This in turn compels the representatives of mail services, messaging apps, and smartphone...

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