Be Smart When Shopping for Back to School

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While my kids don't like to admit it, they are almost itching to get back to school. You may be downright enthusiastic about the beginning of a new year, but the prospect of back-to-school shopping may not be quite so exciting. It can be a big drain on your pocketbook, especially if you're not careful. Over the years, I've compiled -- both thro... more

Ken Burns Turns His Lens on Roosevelt Dynasty

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Associated Press | Jul 23, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible." Various members of the political dynasty have popped up in the filmmaker's projects on America's national parks, Prohibition and the Civil War. Now, Burns shines a spotlight on the family itself in "The Roosevelts: An Intimate His... more

El Paso Marine Reunited With Service Dog

Chocolate labrador sniffing in a field. | Jul 16, 2014

As Mariah was taken off the plane and then moved into the greeting area of the El Paso International Airport, it didn't take long for the black Labrador Retriever to realize she was home. El Paso is a foreign place to her, with different smells and sounds but her Marine was here -- and that was all that mattered. On Thursday, Mariah and ... more

Vietnam Veteran Helps People, Pets Find Their Way

John and Tasha

Pets for Patriots

John is a Vietnam veteran who wonders if he has a story to tell. "I'm one of the lucky ones who came out of combat unscathed, both physically and mentally," he says. "I thank God every day for that." Nevertheless, John does have a tale. He helps people and pets find their way, first as a radar installation supervisor in Vietnam and then as a t... more

Bryan Cranston to Reprise LBJ Role for HBO

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Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says Bryan Cranston reprising his role as President Lyndon Johnson in a TV adaptation of his recent Broadway debut. HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play that opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as best actor.... more

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