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Xerox on Monday began taking its case to acquire HP directly to the PC and printing technology leader's stock owners by saying their share of the combined company could be worth more than 50% more than the current value of their HP stock. In a presentation addressed to HP shareholders and made public Monday morning, Xerox said it is prepared to HP shareholders $17 a share for their HP stock, ...

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SAN DIEGO - As Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., made plans last week to leave Congress after pleading guilty to a felony campaign finance charge, the question of his legacy - and the future of the district - appears to be up in the air. Critics might remember him for his controversial advocacy for service members charged with war crimes, his racially tinged campaign mailers in 2018 or his ...

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The House of Representatives' inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions on Ukraine is not yet complete, but the evidence produced over the last two months is more than sufficient to persuade us that he should be impeached. Witness after witness testified that the president held up desperately needed, congressionally approved aid to Ukraine to extort a personal political favor for himself. ...

LOS ANGELES - The Hot Priest got his much predicted, and wildly deserved, Golden Globe nomination on Monday morning, allowing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to do the thing it loves second best: Make up for egregious television academy snubs. And make no mistake, Andrew Scott, who plays the Hot (and deeply human) Priest in Phoebe Waller-Bridge's "Fleabag," was egregiously snubbed at ...

Investigative reporter Michele Gillen spent her career rooting out injustice. One of South Florida's most recognizable TV personalities, Gillen worked at CBS-owned WFOR-TV Channel 4 for two decades - earning 25 prestigious regional Emmy Awards. She exposed inhumane treatment of mentally ill inmates in the Miami-Dade jail, leading to reforms. Earlier in her career, when Gillen was an NBC News ...

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WASHINGTON - Last week's NATO summit in London should have been a nice little success story for President Donald Trump. For once he went to an international meeting without intending to blow it up. Instead, he planned to trumpet how he had convinced several European allies to boost defense spending, one of his foreign policy priorities. But that story line got lost the moment Canadian Prime ...

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Why should the lovely, smart and funny 19-year-old student who works in my office feel more single this time of year than at any other? The holidays make her feel as if she's supposed to be in a cuddle, since everybody else suddenly seems paired off, like mittens, slippers or AA batteries. "Innumerable pictures of what appears to be the exact same happy couple all over my social media makes me ...

Christmas in Tuscany would not be complete without a slice of panforte - the peppery, dried fruit and nut-based spice cake born in the central Tuscan hill town of Siena in the Middle Ages - served with a glass of vin santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine. Several legendary origin stories surround panforte. Some culinary historians believe it was inspired by lokum, aka Turkish delight, the ...

I know a woman whose family always left out a shot of whiskey for Santa, along with cookies. In the morning, the glass would be drained, and there would be cookie crumbs on the plate. The booze, instead of the more traditional glass of milk, may say more about her father than the actual Santa Claus. But the important part of this story, for our current purposes, is the cookies. Cookies are as ...

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Whenever there is a mass shooting, two questions are repeated in the news and social media: Did the shooter have a history of mental illness? And why weren't warning signs identified earlier? These questions reflect the barriers to better mental health care. Questioning whether the shooter ever had mental illness reinforces the false idea that some people experience mental illness while the ...

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Timed perfectly for holiday baking, the latest cookbook from the editors of Martha Stewart Living is "Cookie Perfection." The 100-plus recipes are loosely organized into categories; there are chapters titled "All Dressed Up," "Classics With a Twist" and "Some Assembly Required." The editors also included glossaries of essential tools and ingredients, plus their Golden Rules for cookie baking, ...

I came to interview the congresswoman. I left with a nerd-crush on the congresswoman and her right-hand woman. How is it, I had wondered while wandering into U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean's Glenside, Pa., office last week, that the freshman Democrat is on pace to close way, way more constituent service cases than any other freshman House Democrat in the country? Way more, even, than pretty much any ...

More women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation's history. Yet, on average, women face greater economic challenges than men in retirement. Nearly 55% of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women. Women generally live longer than men while often having lower lifetime earnings. And women usually reach ...

Do your stress issues increase this time of year? Maybe shopping is not that simple for you because your finances are already shaky. Or, maybe having relatives over means dealing with oddball people. Few of us live the lives portrayed by a Norman Rockwell painting. "I dread December because I'm already stressed out," says a friend of ours we'll call Alana. "Gathering at my aunt's house during ...

LOS ANGELES - The palm trees on the wallpaper and the back-lit glass blocks behind the bar at Pinky's, a new cocktail bar across the alley from Atrium restaurant in Los Feliz, give major "Miami Vice" vibes. The bar is named for Pinky, a once-famous dancing flamingo at Busch Gardens in Florida, who was sadly killed in 2016. Pinky's is the latest in a slew of new bar openings turning the Los ...

Robert Warner and his crew don't have medical degrees. But in the midst of Philadelphia's gun violence epidemic, they are in the business of saving lives. Day or night, Warner and his outreach workers are on North Philly streets mediating disputes, organizing basketball games between youth factions, dissuading folks from violence, and helping young people find jobs. When someone gets shot, ...

MINNEAPOLIS - "That is one Juicy Lucy!" So said the rhyming-prone guy - surely he was brandishing a thick, vowel-heavy Minnesota accent - who bit into the first cheese-filled patty of the burger that was later christened (and spelled) the Jucy Lucy. That's the folk legend, anyway. The story of Minnesota's contribution to the annals of American burger history can be culled from the Star ...

Did you hear the one about the Muslim who walked into a comedy club? It's no joke. These comedians are talking openly about their Islamic faith in stand-up routines that mine previously untapped material while shattering stereotypes about an often misunderstood religion. At one of Acme Comedy Company's recent open-mic nights, which contrary to the title is highly selective on who gets stage ...

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SAN DIEGO - Almost every baseball winter meetings has at least one major storyline involving agent Scott Boras and this year's edition, which officially kicks off Monday at the San Diego Convention Center, is sure to be the same. This, in fact, might be the greatest crop of Boras free agents in history and that's saying something. With third baseman Anthony Rendon and starting pitchers Gerrit ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World is thinking big - and flexible - when it comes to displays inside its flagship World of Disney store at Disney Springs. Technology and selfie-ready stops have roles as well, members of the company's visual-merchandising team say. Right now, shoppers can see a 5-foot-tall tumbler shaped like a snowman - topped with a drinking straw and Mickey Mouse ears - or ...

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'Twas the month before new year and all through the House Were rumblings of impeachment: "Get rid of the louse!" With eyes all a-buggin', Adam Schiff grew most shrill When war heroes were mocked up on Capitol Hill Nunes and Jordan, Trump's loudest defenders Pouted when a uniform was worn, 'stead of suit and suspenders With military heroes dispatched out the door Gordon Sondland, Trump's honor, ...

These quesadillas are little Tex-Mex sandwiches that are pan-fried and served with a quick Black Bean and Tomato salad. The variety of textures and flavors from the earthy, meaty mushrooms to the soft cheese and crisp tortillas combines to create a tasty, satisfying meal. The mushrooms and spinach are pre-cooked, which can be done in the same skillet that will be used to cook the quesadillas ...

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You'll marvel at dozens of bucket list-worthy vacations ideas found within National Geographic's illustrated guide to "Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures." Here are five ideas sure to tempt your family's travelers: ___ 1. BIKE THE BALTICS This compact region, comprised of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, is rich in scenic beauty, history and heritage. Given the largely flat terrain and ...

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Marc Branson of Anaheim, Calif., is a seasoned traveler who doesn't always go for high-end accommodations, but he made an exception on a recent trip to Buenos Aires. Three couples would share the space, so when he came upon a five-star accommodation, he decided to book the Airbnb. He soon would regret his decision. "Stunning Duplex in Recoleta," the headline on the listing read, and indeed, ...

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REEDLY, Calif. - I was driving east along Highway 198 near Hanford in the Central Valley, marveling at the snowcapped Sierra looming against the horizon, when I spotted the billboard. It was the giant face of a very worried-looking Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes next to the words "Fake farmer, real manure." Peering from the corner of the billboard was the much smaller face of an alarmed cow, ...

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We learned last month that three men, incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland, were exonerated of the murder of 14-year-old DeWitt Duckett. This tragic failure of our criminal justice system is a shameful stain on our nation, and the reverberations of this miscarriage of justice will be felt for generations. Though finally free, these men will experience numerous challenges as they reenter their ...

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Free-form pies have always been a way to turn a little into a lot. Empanadas, samosas, knishes, turnovers, strudels, galettes and even kolaches are all slightly (or not so slightly) different variations on handpies, but they all share some commonalities that Cathy Barrow explores in her latest book, "When Pies Fly." "These are pies that you could make anywhere you have an oven," she says, no ...

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are offering a master class in parenting for anyone interested. There's no tuition or homework. No lectures or exams. Just watch the way they publicly and unconditionally love and support their children in the face of lame criticism from folks attached to strict gender roles. On Thanksgiving, Union posted a family photo on Instagram, captioned, "Grateful. Happy ...

GEOQUIZ: Texas has three cities with populations of more than 1 million. Name them. Answer: Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, in that order. Austin, the capital, is expected to crack the million mark soon. ___ (c)2019 Chicago Tribune Visit Chicago Tribune at www.chicagotribune.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. KeyWords:: BC-GEOQUIZ:TB BC GEOQUIZ TB

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Perhaps you've always dreamed of this but didn't know it could really come true. Cask & Kettle presents the first boozy K-cups. Just pop the pod in your Keurig and out comes a hot cocktail: Hot Blonde Coffee with vodka and vanilla, Irish Coffee with Irish whiskey; Spiked Dry Cider with vodka and apple cider; and Mexican Coffee with vodka and tequila. No Keurig? No problem. You can also just ...