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MICHAEL REAGAN: Senate plugs up pipeline for last time

OPINION: Senate Democrats give voters a last snub

The Keystone XL will get the green light as soon as the Republicans who were elected in the midterm elections start running things in Congress next year.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Bill Cosby is no longer Cliff Huxtable

OPINION: Women are accusing Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them

The accusers, whose accounts date back to 1969 and forward to 2004, say that, under the guise of offering career counseling, Cosby lured them to his quarters, gave them drinks that were laced with a substance meant to render them pliable, and proceeded to rape them.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 24, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Thankful for the benefits of fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS: An active life can reduce chances of some chronic health problems

One of the best prescriptions for avoiding chronic diseases as an active, fit lifestyle.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Novembers gone by, Nov. 23, 2014

HISTORY: See what was happening in and around Albany in Novembers past.

Voters overwhelmingly supported a bond issue that allowed for the building of Albany Junior College.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Relevance is all a matter of perspective

OPINION: Even thicker skin can be penetrated with barbs

Relevance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

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BARRY LEVINE: Running afowl of band name choices

THE OLD ROCKER: Bird names plentiful in music history

The most successful of the bird groups was the Eagles, who formed in 1971 in Los Angeles.

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Thumbs Up! Nov. 23, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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MANDY FLYNN: You can't dress up stuffing

FEATURES COLUMN: There's no such thing as a box of dressing

Just the other day, I wondered if the young girl (who asked how many boxes of dressing she needed) had ever tasted real dressing, and I actually felt sorry for those who have never had the pleasure.

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DICK YARBROUGH: Junior gets out his political crystal ball

OPINION: Is a Georgia politician destined for the White House in 2016?

Junior reminded me a couple of weeks ago that he was going to wait for everybody else to give you their two cents worth on the election results, and then he would come in with the numbers behind the numbers. I have no idea what that means. I assume Junior does.

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Bright Side of the Day - Nov. 22, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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MICHAEL GERSON: Leaving the harder path

OPINION: President Obama gives up on politics with power play

Obama has now officially abandoned the harder path — not because the issues surrounding immigration will never be resolved (a case no one has adequately made) but because he wants to be the president to resolve them.

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Taxes and trade are the test

OPINION: Economic news from Japan and Europe is not good

The U.S. corporate rate, 35 percent, encourages businesses to move overseas and protect their profits from U.S. tax collectors; more than $2 trillion is stashed abroad, according to independent research firm Capital Economics.

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Georgia senators oppose immigration action by President Obama

The plan outlined by the president Thursday would affect an estimated 5 million people

Georgia’s senators and senator-elect say President Obama overstepped his powers with the executive action he announced.

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