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Books are Christmas decoration theme LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Garden Club is again hosting a Christmas decorating event for Lewistown Borough residents. This year’s theme is “A Literary Christmas.” Participants are to select any Christmas book for their decorating ...

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¯Brian and Kellie Baker, of Burnham, celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary today. ¯Linda Dickson, of Strodes Mills, celebrates her birthday today. ¯Szander Heikes, of Lewistown, celebrates his 13th birthday today. ¯Everyly Heikes, of Lemoyne, celebrates her first birthday ...

EXPLAINER: Calif. proposes limits on community drilling

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An ambitious plan by California regulators to block new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet (975 meters) of schools and homes is drawing protests from the oil industry and plaudits from environmentalists, who still want the state to go further. But the plan ...

US stocks end mixed on Wall Street, still notch weekly gains

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Wall Street capped a choppy day of trading Friday with an uneven finish for the major stock indexes, as losses for several large technology companies weighed on the market. The S&P 500 was little changed a day after it set an all-time high, but the 0.1% slip ended its seven-day winning ...

Fox News launching its own mobile-friendly weather service

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Media is getting into another rough-and-tumble world — the weather. The company is launching Fox Weather, a free streaming service and app that it expects will be used most frequently by customers on their mobile devices. In preparation for the Monday start, ...

Religion briefs

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