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Part of what I do as an archaeologist is judge between competing claims to truth. Indeed, you could say this is the entire purpose of science. Before we make a judgment about what is true, there are facts that have to be examined and weighed against one another.

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On Monday, during a speech at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, Donald Trump described his rallies as peaceful, positive gatherings of like-minded people who only want to make America great again.

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Even people who are not religious will be interested in an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court. A few Catholic bishops brought the case against the federal government. They claim that their religious liberty is violated when they have to pay for government-sponsored health care for e…

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There has been a lot of discussion about the awarding of “participation” trophies to kids who show-up for organized sporting events. Steelers’ defensive legend James Harrison made his two young boys return “participation” trophies they were given, saying kids should not be rewarded if they d…

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    Along with the cool night air, fear sometimes creeps in, as I slide behind the wheel, thanks, no doubt, to the never-ending DUI blotters that keep the Herald fax humming. Who else, I wonder, is on the road tonight?

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My son’s first birthday is less than a month away. What a milestone after the whirlwind year it’s been. The day will serve as a rite of passage.

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Before anyone looks for me to write about a big sports memory in this column like previous ones, let me warn you this piece is nothing like you've come to expect from me.

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In the run-up to a solar eclipse on March 20 of this year, European tabloids had a Y2K-style field day. In the middle of a bright, sunny day, European solar panels together produce about as much electricity as 90 large nuclear power plants. Germany, with the largest solar commitment, obtains…

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A lot of emotions went through my mind during and after Wednesday’s horrendous fire at the Towne Square building.

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Family traditions, while too regularly falling by the wayside of an increasingly speeding and spreading world, are sometimes just another word for routine.

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Dorothy G. Woodford, 96, a resident of the Golden LivingCenter, in Titusville, passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2014.