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  • By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press
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I know some readers of this column grill year-round. Some of you because you live in temperate climates, where winter just means putting on a light jacket to throw some burgers on, and some of you because you are die-hard grilling machines, who would chisel the ice off your charcoal briquett…

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  • By KIM COOK Associated Press
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Olive trees, native to the Mediterranean region, are among nature's oldest trees, and they look it. Gnarled, brawny trunks, a crown full of silvery leaves, and clusters of tiny green fruit give olives an interesting Old World look.

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  • By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI Associated Press
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BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) — A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable pi…

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  • By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday about her frank new memoir detailing her now 2-year-old transition and the bumps along the way, including her three failed marriages, thoughts of suicide while she was relentlessly pursued by paparazzi, and, finally, freedom to be her true self.

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  • By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list.

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  • By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday in an Associated Press interview about her rocky road to transition and why she wrote a tell-all memoir, "The Secrets of My Life."

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  • By SARA MOULTON Associated Press
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Mushroom and Cheese Burritos are a delicious vegetarian dish hearty enough to satisfy even the most die-hard carnivore in your family: a burrito stuffed with portobello mushrooms, chiles and cheese. It's perfect for Meatless Mondays and — bonus! — all the ingredients are cooked together in a…

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  • By EGILL BJARNASON Associated Press
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REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."

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  • By The Culinary Institute of America
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We've romanticized brunch to the point that in certain cities, we will wait in a two-hour line to eat waffles with a side of French fries. But if you've served brunch at home, you know that a two-hour line can be a picnic compared to the stress of getting a full meal on a decorated table bef…

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  • By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor
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MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — My ultimate destination was Mississippi to explore blues history. But to get there, I flew in and out of Memphis, Tennessee, an hour's drive from the Delta. With one day in Memphis on either end of my itinerary, I decided to visit four attractions there that would a…

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  • By ERRIN HAINES WHACK Associated Press
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Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones — which could explain why they're the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.

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  • By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart from any other strip-mall bar and confirms what it really is: one of the United States' only legal pot clubs.

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  • By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has reached a settlement with a family that said they suffered health problems from drinking well water contaminated by runoff from a site where the Ivy League school once dumped animals used in science experiments.

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  • By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press
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I remember being told in marketing class back in graduate school that the fastest growing food category in America was hummus. Hummus, our professor insisted to us disbelieving students, would soon be ubiquitous. I should have heeded his advice and leveraged that bit of 1991 foresight in some way.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Before launching Birchbox seven years ago, CEO and co-founder Katia Beauchamp had to convince some of the world's biggest beauty brands to get behind the $10-a-month subscription service that ships sample-sized mascaras, moisturizers and other cosmetics to customers.

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  • By ERIKA KINETZ and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press
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SHANGHAI (AP) — Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and the company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. The commercial engine of the first daughter's br…

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  • By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press
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This lemon sauce is such a simple way to dress up roasted asparagus, the pinup vegetable of spring ... or any simply cooked asparagus for that matter, such as grilled, steamed or sauteed. In fact, this sauce is also a quick and easy way to dress up pretty much any plainly cooked vegetable, f…

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  • By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — As a vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar learned the value of an old-fashioned wooden stake. As a mom of two children, she's still pretty handy with a good stick — only this time it's in the kitchen.

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  • By ERIKA KINETZ and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press
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SHANGHAI (AP) — Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and her company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S — signs that the commercial engine of Ivanka's br…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Dunn didn't start out with an interest in fashion. But he ended up co-founding an online menswear company called that targets customers like him: male shoppers who want a wardrobe of nice-fitting clothes but need help.

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With her father Ernesto, 3-year-old Frieda Diaz finds a special egg as the Olympia Eagles Aerie 21 hosted its 51st annual easter egg hunt at Priest Point Park in Olympia, Wash., Sunday, April 16, 2017. Hosting as usual with multiple age group hunts, Eagles' volunteers distributed over 20,000…

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Michael McGee, 5, poses with an Easter bunny during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April,17, 2017. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to host the official annual Easter egg roll at the White House.(AP Photo…

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  • Carolyn Kaster
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Children get a little help from parents as they cross the finish line during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April,17, 2017. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to host the official annual Easter egg roll at …

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  • Carolyn Kaster
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Eleven-month-old Victoria Cheng and her mother Guliana Cheng, both from San Francisco, prepare to participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April,17, 2017. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to host the…

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  • Carolyn Kaster
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"Eggitha" from the Virginia Egg Council has her Easter bonnet straightened during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April,17, 2017. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to host the official annual Easter egg rol…

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  • Carolyn Kaster
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Colored Easter eggs are ready to be used during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April,17, 2017. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to host the official annual Easter egg roll at the White House.(AP Photo/Car…

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