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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
Posted at 3:00 PM

This week Nicaraguan dignitaries and officials from a Hong Kong-based consortium inaugurated what could be the most ambitious infrastructure project in the Western Hemisphere. The planned Grand Canal of Nicaragua would span 172 miles across the Central American nation, cutting through Lake Nicaragua, the region's largest freshwater reservoir. At a cost of about $50 billion, it would dwarf the Panama Canal in terms of capacity and bring untold economic benefits to what remains one of the poorest...

Updated at 2:13 PM

Visitors can have their photograph taken with a life-size portrait of Gen. Meade, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and view the Civil War exhibit featuring uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts. There will also be a drawing for a Civil War DVD...

Posted at 11:30 AM

Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans' views of the buying climate and economy.

Posted at 10:00 AM

“Weird Al” Yankovic and Flight of the Conchords have been making parody songs for a long time but this year saw an influx of parodies like none other.

Posted at 10:00 AM

Sales of previously built homes slipped in November to their lowest level in six months as the supply of properties remained tight, an unexpected setback in what has shaped up to be a disappointing year for the housing market.

Updated Dec 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Shrubs are back in vogue. Serve these tangy variations at your next holiday cocktail party.

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