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Even after Labor Day has come and gone, there is still plenty to celebrate this month.
Individuals seeking asylum are matched with potential roommates so they won't have to live in a crowded camp.
Sorry Tumblr: Marilyn Monroe probably didn't say that.
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These artisans and small companies prove that they do, in fact, make 'em like this anymore.
Drivers are more likely to give cyclists leeway if the signs say something like “Bicycles May Use Full Lane.”
What was once literature's favorite exclamation is now as dead as the Romantic poets who used it.
University of Helsinki researchers find that some ants seek out foods that fight infection.
There's a reason why most American students start with French or Spanish as a second language.
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