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One of the most prominent human emotions that has been on display in the last year or so is fear.

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Muslims and Arab Americans in metro Detroit cheered the repeal of the Muslim travel ban by the administration of President Joe Biden, a move they hope will signal a change in how the U.S. government deals with their communities.

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ROME — The French doctor who discovered the genetic basis of Down syndrome but spent his career advocating against abortion as a result of prenatal diagnosis has taken his first major step to possible sainthood.

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s first stop Wednesday was a church service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, the seat of Washington’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese and titular church of Cardinal Wilton Gregory, who recently became the first Black American cardinal.

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As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first group of people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. She received her second dose last week – even before President Joe Biden.

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If you were to pack a magic cleaning kit, vinegar would surely be one of the first items in your satchel.

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Margaret Reynolds’ sewing output has come in waves. As a new mom, she made color-coordinated T-shirts for her three boys. When she retired, she sewed dresses for her granddaughters. And during last spring’s shutdown, Reynolds, 77, dug out her machine once again, fashi…

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PETERSBURG, Va. — The downtown Petersburg icon known fondly as “St. Joe” is turning 145 this Sunday. Alumni share their thoughts about the oldest continuously operating school in the Richmond Diocese.

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Chicago’s celebrity lefty political priest, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, is strangely silent.

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SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers in Bulgaria on Jan. 6 ignored warnings issued by health authorities to abstain from mass gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic and kept instead to their centuries-old Epiphany traditions.

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Ice fishing has been quite a hot commodity since the new year began, flocking fisherman and filling buckets with a variety of panfish and the occasional northern pike.

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We’re bubbling with more baking soda tips this week.

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Representatives from Ottawa County’s Children’s Advocacy Center distributed gift bags to detectives from area police agencies in advance of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which is today.

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Twenty people clad in winter coats and Yak Traks wandered the North Shore area dunes for two hours Thursday morning, working off the lactic acid from 2020 and looking ahead to a better 2021.

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More than 3,000 toys were collected and turned over to two local churches for distribution to more than 300 children in the Grand Haven area through the Lakeshore Marine Corps Toys for Tots, according to local volunteer Bill Peake.

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The cooking and celebrating may be over, but what to do with all those leftovers?

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FERRYSBURG — The most challenging months for international students in West Michigan are approaching, as their homesickness intensifies, weather becomes bitter and daylight shortens; along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic resulting in additional challenges, according to Western Michigan Ch…

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: We typically host several family members and their children in our home for a visit each December. But due to COVID-19 we have decided to avoid social encounters. How can I tell my siblings that they and their children can’t come without creating a rift? Also, do you have a…

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I read a book several years ago called “Skipping Christmas.” It was an enjoyable short novel by John Grisham, usually known for legal thrillers. The gist of the plot was a couple who were fed up with all the commercialism of the season and the high cost of buying all the presents. So, they d…

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LINXIA, China — The morning ritual began as dozens of men filed quietly into mosques in traditional white skullcaps, nodding to one other in the chill of an autumn twilight.

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Planning some porch drop-offs of homemade holiday treats this week?

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MURDOCK, Minn. — The Murdock City Council voted Wednesday night to grant a permit allowing the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) to use an abandoned Lutheran church in the Swift County town as its third “hof,” or gathering hall, in the United States.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Rev. Andrew Jaspers walked into the hospital room of a man dying of COVID-19 with a mask over his mouth, a shield over his face and a prayer in his heart.

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This week’s Trib Tips takes a trip down “sweet lane” to show you a couple of tasty and easy gift ideas, such as homemade fudge and Irish cream.

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As the month of December ushers in colder weather and less sunshine, and as high schools continue to be closed to in-person learning, local psychologist Sarah Lewakowski urges students, school staff and the public to address their mental health needs.