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Water does the body good when the heat is too much to bear

The heat wave is upon us, with temperatures that can sometimes seem almost unbearable. The humidity and heat index also add to the misery that swells our body temperature and forces us to seek relief.

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Breaking free of debt begins with a mind shift

Dear Lucy: Sometimes I feel like I am in a prison! I don’t think I will ever be out of debt. Every time I try to get out, something comes up to take me back in. 

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Election certainty needs a put-it-on-paper foundation

All of us should want to ensure that the voting process is as transparent and as fair as possible.

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The debt ceiling: Obama, Boehner and Steve Cohen?

The poll numbers on who is right and wrong in the Capitol debate on the debt ceiling continue to fluctuate back and forth.

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Photo ID to vote law sets table for disaster

Since coming to the Senate in 2007, each year my fellow Democrats and I have opposed efforts to place barriers between voters and the polling booth.

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Keeping police safe is a community investment

A report released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a group that works to promote law enforcement safety, indicates violence against police is at an all-time high.

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What Europe can learn from the civil rights movement

This week, we have heard a lot of talk about multiculturalism and the fact that it is really not working in Europe.

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Getting fit is not always easy but worth it in the long-run

People are always talking about how to lose weight and become fit. Many believe the right way to go about it is to simply lose those extra pounds around your waist or hips – but it is not that simple.

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Healthy eating can back up the grim reaper

I read the other day a report that ranked Tennessee as the third leading state in the country for its number of obese people.

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Children of color count like Caylee

In a report by Kathy Chaney, writer for the Chicago Defender, the circumstances of four black girls in Chicago received little, if any media coverage – local or national.

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Bobby Jindal’s failed war move on HBCUs

A team of highly-trained, well-placed Obama/Saul Alinsky operatives have been working their way into the Republican party for years now with one single goal ...

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Can one nation at war become two nations at peace?

For decades, the nation of Sudan has engaged in what has been called Africa’s longest civil war. 

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Don’t let fear take over your peace

Dear Lucy: I live in a nice neighborhood, but I still have an alarm system that I always make sure is on if I leave or when I go to bed.

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