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HARTFORD, Conn. — A group of veterans and their service dogs, along with supporters of federal legislation that would help vets obtain the trained dogs as part of their treatment for a psychological or physical injury, gathered at the Connecticut Capitol Tuesday afternoon to screen the docum…

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MUSKEGON — Heidi Naperala admits that she had “no idea what I was getting into” when she agreed to participate in this year’s Dancing with the Local Stars event.

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There’s nothing like homemade comfort food on a cold winter evening, but if that evening is a work night, it can leave little time for such luxuries.

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Gracious Grounds, a Grand Haven-based nonprofit housing organization for adults with unique abilities, says it has received a monetary gift in the “seven figures” to its newly established endowment fund.

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PHILADELPHIA — Time has weathered its pages to sepia, but the gold letters on the cover of the hardback Bible still shine when the light hits just so. On the first page, in cursive, an inscription reads, “Best Wishes, Martin Luther King Jr.”

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DETROIT — Since its formation in 1836, no woman or openly gay priest has ever been elected to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. That changed last Saturday, when the Rev. Bonnie Perry was ordained and consecrated as the body’s 11th bishop, overseeing more than 16,000 baptized members ac…

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NEW YORK — It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to ensure that companies are similarly supportive and inclusive when it comes to employees’ religious beliefs.

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It’s sweetheart season, but before you head off for a fancy dinner, check out the etiquette tips below.

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CHICAGO — The breakthrough bite took place about 30 minutes into treatment. My daughter Kate bravely raised a cracker to her mouth and, with little hesitation, took a bite. That cracker had cinnamon in it, a spice she hadn’t tried in years.

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Couples spend decades doing everything together – until declining health prompts a move into an assisted living facility. They take turns caring for one another as their health ebbs and they prepare for their final journeys.

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EUGENE, Oregon — An Oregon school board is looking to make changes to its religious holidays policies after local clergy members, parents and students asked the district be more inclusive to non-Christians.

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In the wake of revelations that scores of Roman Catholic priests and religious workers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living unsupervised in communities across the country, state officials face a quandary: Should they screen former clergy members who seek licenses for jobs that p…

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While many visit Florida or other citrus-bearing states this time of year, there’s no reason for the rest of us non-snowbirds to feel left out. We can live vicariously through their fruits.

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Debbie Voorhies and her dog, Primrose, enjoyed the sunshine and unseasonably mild temperatures Monday with a walk through downtown Grand Haven. Voorhies recently moved to Grand Haven from Hudson, Massachusetts, just outside Boston. Her favorite part about West Michigan? “The traffic here is …

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Meet travel author Laura Holmes at SLDL

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When he was in fifth grade, Gavin Hubner’s friend brought a yo-yo to school.

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NEW YORK — Bernie Sanders is approaching next week’s Iowa caucuses in a position to become the first major-party Jewish presidential nominee in the nation’s history. And at a time of resurgent anti-Semitism, he’s talking in more depth about how his faith shapes his broader worldview.

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VATICAN CITY — A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

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SPRING LAKE — The students of a local parochial school spent time this week honoring people who play a role in their Catholic education.

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SPRING LAKE — The students of a local parochial school spent time this week honoring people who play a role in their Catholic education.

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While the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers battle it out on the field, there’s no reason for you to be battling it out in the kitchen Sunday evening.