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  • Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

    WASHINGTON - The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration.
  • Forget sad Thanksgiving: early Christmas fever takes over

    NEW YORK - Lindsey Catarino is the talk of her neighbourhood. She put up her Christmas tree, lights and all, in mid-September. By Oct. 1, her mantel was decorated. Since, she has added more trees and decorations in just about every room of her Connecticut condo.
  • Outdoor heaters, skis and skates likely be fall's hot-ticket items during pandemic

    TORONTO - Canadians preparing for their first pandemic fall and winter might want to pick up outdoor heaters, skis, skates and puzzles while they can.
  • Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

    WASHINGTON - Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the American flag.
  • HBO doc peers into Ralph Lauren's rose-tinted American Dream

    NEW YORK - Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly describes the appeal of the Lauren empire.
  • ASK A DESIGNER: How to design and decorate poolside

    Ask Elizabeth Stuart Design founder Muffie Faith about how to decorate around a backyard pool and she'll answer you with a question of her own: How are you going to use it?
  • Swarm chasers return wayward honeybees to hives

    When half or more of your honeybees have deserted the hive and are lingering nearby, who ya gonna call? Swarm chasers can provide quick help to fellow beekeepers, keeping them from getting stung literally and financially.
  • Architect Wright's winter home draws fans to Arizona desert

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Each year when the sizzling temperatures finally dipped in the southern Arizona desert, architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a small band of young apprentices would start the annual cross-country migration from Spring Green, Wisconsin, just in time to escape the Midwestern snow.
  • Boom! Luxury converted nuclear missile silo lists on Airbnb

    ESKRIDGE, Kan. - A Cold War-era missile silo in rural northeast Kansas that housed a nuclear warhead 65 years ago and was later converted into an underground mansion is now finding a new lease on life as an Airbnb location.
  • Ex-CIA operative, author puts New Mexico home on the market

    SANTA FE, N.M. - Former CIA operative, author and activist Valerie Plame Wilson is selling her home in New Mexico.

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