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Democrats and Republicans, stop fighting and get something done

After four years of hyper-partisanship, we have a rare window of opportunity this January to come together, heal our nation, and govern for all of America -- not just one party. The question is: will we choose civility, or squander the moment?

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Opinion: Anti-maskers are a group of people whining so much over something so little

I don't judge someone by whom they vote for, what team they cheer for or how they like their steak cooked. But few things make me lose respect for a person faster than learning they're an anti-masker. I have not arrived at this opinion lightly; as I write this, my home state of Utah just shattered a record by reporting 3,919 new cases of Covid-19.

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Friday the 13th: How it came to be and why it's considered unlucky

At least once a year, the calendar dates align to give us a Friday the 13th. Airline ticket prices tend to dip (when we're not in a pandemic), your superstitious boss avoids important meetings and the whole day, there's a small part of you that's just waiting for something weird to happen.

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Today's trash is tomorrow's booze

Here's something we can all toast to: A British brewer has perfected a way to turn surplus bread from bakeries and sandwich shops into a popular craft beer.

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Democracy didn't win. It survived

Jubilation spilled out onto the streets of cities across the US on Saturday after networks called the 2020 election for Joe Biden. Sweet, exhausted, joyful and raucous, these emotional displays reflected a sense that something more than an electoral victory had just happened. Sen. Bernie Sanders captured that feeling when he exclaimed in a CNN appearance shortly after the call was made, "Thank God democracy won out!"

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Juno mission observes 'sprites' dancing in Jupiter's atmosphere

Blue sprites and elves have been detected twirling in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission. While it may sound like something out of a fantasy novel, sprites and elves are actually two types of quick, bright flashes of light, or transient luminous events.

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These are the best humidifiers of 2020

When winter rolls through, it carries with it dry air. Add in home heating systems — or year-round air conditioning if you're in a warmer climate — that can suck every last bit of humidity from your home and a good humidifier becomes something of a necessity.

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This 8-year-old has a doozy of a climate question

Noah is an 8-year-old in Flamborough, Ontario. He loves nature shows and his two cats, Shadow and Whispers (he probably meant to name the second cat "Whiskers," according to his mom, but he mixes those words up sometimes). When he grows up, he wants to be a veterinarian or a nature photographer -- something that puts him in touch with animals and the Earth.

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'Caspian Sea Monster' rises from the grave

Beached on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, it looks like a colossal aquatic beast -- a bizarre creation more at home in the deep than above the waves. It certainly doesn't look like something that could ever fly.

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