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A language learning service called Babbel has come out with a list of the most mispronounced words that are out there in pop culture these days, and I've got to admit I was rather surprised.

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Pope Francis seems like a decent man whose humility and enlightened thinking sometimes put him at odds with more traditional segments of the Catholic Church. But good for him. I’ll like him even more when he raises women to equal status in the church, which they’ll never have until they can …

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Courts often let suspects charged with violent c rimes out with little to no bail while their cases work through the slow gears of the criminal justice system, sometimes releasing known predators like Brooks to prey upon our communities for months, maybe even years before they face justice.

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The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell on five of six charges of recruiting and grooming teenage girls for sexual encounters with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein is not and should not be the end of the story. While Maxwell has been held accountable for her actions, the men who engaged in th…

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Outside, millions of desperate people have been standing for hours in lines stretching around the corners of America’s city streets and suburban strip malls. Inside, others have been searching the internet — and getting kicked off by overloaded websites and ticked-off by under-informing ones.

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Peace on Earth and goodwill to men this time of year seems increasingly absent in diverse places. In America the noble objective seems to have long ago left the U.S. Capitol where too many members of Congress are as divided and angry at each other as ever.

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During a debate with George H.W. Bush in New Hampshire in 1980, the moderator asked that Ronald Reagan’s microphone be “turned off for the moment.” Reagan was angry and said something that might be applied to the failure of the Biden administration to use materials lying unused in Texas paid…

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During a debate with George H.W. Bush in New Hampshire in 1980, the moderator asked that Ronald Reagan’s microphone be “turned off for the moment.” Reagan was angry and said something that might be applied to the failure of the Biden administration to use materials lying unused in Texas paid…

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Major automobile manufacturers are going all-in on the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). Like all Americans, Alabamians are hearing more about EVs, seeing more models they’d actually want to drive, and assessing what actual benefits EVs could offer.

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President Joe Biden's virtual meeting Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin might be thought of as a final check-up before Russian troops invade Ukraine. Biden has displayed nothing but weakness since taking office. Even his threats of "consequences" sound weak. The president of Ukra…

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The Biden administration’s proposal to require banks to report transactions exceeding $600 to the Internal Revenue Service is anything but good government. In fact, it’s un-American and an egregious invasion of privacy, and one that rocks the very foundation of individual freedom on which th…

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments for and against a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks. The arguments — pro and con — are familiar, but there is a greater argument to be made for upholding the law and, should a majority of justices decide to do so, over…

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If you’re 65 or over or eligible for Medicare due to disability, developing a detailed list of what you have spent on your health care this past year — including hospital expenses and prescriptions — and what you need to have in your health plan next year, is an important step.

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The death of composer Stephen Sondheim at 91 is more than the end of an era. It is the end of a chain of great Broadway musicals dating back to the 1920s when Jerome Kern’s “Showboat” first dazzled theater audiences.

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For some, this Thanksgiving — like last year — was a more difficult occasion than previous ones. Perhaps a loved one has died from COVID-19, or you feel isolated from relatives and friends due to lockdowns, quarantines, travel restrictions, vaccinations (or not), masks and "distancing" and m…

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Hey, remember how Donald Trump collaborated with Russians to commit crimes enabling him to win the 2016 presidential election, provoking the two-and-a-half year Mueller investigation and inspiring a news story a day to keep trust in Trump away?

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The significance of Virginia Lt. Governor-elect Winsome Sears’ victory cannot be overstated. But her victory is significant not only because she is a Black woman and the “first” of her race and gender to hold the office of lieutenant governor in Virginia, but also because she has been descri…

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Forget Congress. It has become a joke. Trusting it with the American future is like trusting Donald Trump to retire from bombast. Perhaps I exaggerate, but a screech or two for help is needed because we are right now witnessing a degeneration that bodes poorly for all of us, even for leftist…

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Now that fall is approaching not a week goes by that I don’t receive some kind of complaint regarding a homeless person downtown. Accordingly, the police department, as well as our downtown businesses and residents, have legitimate interest in understanding the long-range plans of the Shoals…

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China recently launched a test missile that whirled around the entire planet traveling at five times the speed of sound and previewing hypersonic duplicates someday possibly threatening nuclear obliteration all over the place. Getting their adjectives mixed up, some say this could be the beg…

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The alarming rise in the number of cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 should be a warning to Shoals area residents that extra vigilance …

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To the blind individual who cannot see the very destruction of our country right in front of his eyes, let me briefly refresh your memory.

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I wish all of these Republican callers to You Said It would just realize they lost the election. Donald Trump is not going to get in office ag…

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America, why must we fight and blame others for things we cannot control? Those are the things we cannot understand. And be more acceptable th…

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Think about this. For 400 years the King James Bible was the only recognized version of the Bible. Now we have hundreds of versions. Preachers…

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