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Bright Side of the Day - Aug. 28, 2014

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

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 28, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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T. GAMBLE: What's in stork for the devout?

OPINION: Nineteen kids gives a whole new meaning to being devout

Jill Dillard, who’s mother, Michelle Duggar, has 19 children, looks to be off to a fast, productive start in her own marriage.

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A welcomed pause in the violence

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Hostilities between Hamas and Israel have stopped, but for how long?

While both sides are looking for ways to claim victory after two months of violent confrontation, neither side has accomplished anything if the deadly violence resumes.

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LORAN SMITH: Necessity is the mother of re-invention

FEATURES COLUMN: Once the whaling capital of the world, Nantucket has adapted to change

Life on this cozy island, which was once the whaling capital of the world, is like a sumptuous smorgasbord that leaves you flummoxed over the choices you have.

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RONDA RICH: She's out of control

THE DIXIE DIVA: A little advice gives a friend her just desserts

People who think they’re out of control have enough discipline to correct the problem. It’s the ones who don’t see that they have a problem who have a problem.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Pop (music) tarts have broad (backside) appeal

OPINION: Orange may be new black, but broad backside is new hot

Prodigious posteriors were the focus of the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Bright Side of the Day - Aug. 27, 2014

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

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 27, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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TOM PURCELL: It's good to have to get things done

OPINION: Deadlines and pressure are stressful, but succeeding is uplifting

Robert Rector, a poverty researcher at The Heritage Foundation, says the census accurately reports there has been no improvement in self-sufficiency for the past 45 years — even though self-sufficiency was LBJ’s primary goal when he launched his war on poverty.

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Bright Side of the Day - Aug. 26, 2014

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

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E.J. DIONNE: Obamacare beyond the label

OPINION: Democrats have not recovered from President Obama’s llousy sales job for the Affordable Care Act

Democratic consultants say that candidates who explain what the Affordable Care Act does and stay away from the term “Obamacare” will fare better with voters.

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MICHAEL GERSON: President Obama a rhetorical observer on Iraq, Syria

OPINION: Obama wants to keep strategic ambiguity at the heart of U.S. foreign policy

An American leadership “vacuum” (Hillary Clinton’s word) was not filled by the resolve of friends. It was filled by Iranian adventurism, by Russian meddling, by Bashar al-Assad’s mass atrocities, by Gulf state money flowing to disturbing places and by expansionist, ruthless, messianic Islamist radicalism.

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JOE GANDELMAN: Are we really teed off about President Obama's golfing?

OPINION: Many Americans now take their cues and opinions from their favorite ideological talker or writer

Everyone knows the expressions of outrage over President Obama’s golf and smile were part of an ongoing media and political ballet.

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Evelyn Grace Bell

Evelyn Grace Bell, age 86, 1309 E. 1st Street, Albany, Georgia who departed this life Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia.

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