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Garden Editor Mike McGrath says you don't have to stop buying apples, potatoes and cherry tomatoes at the grocery store to avoid pesticides. Just grow them at home instead. It's easy with Mike's simple steps.

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Parents of slain journalist: Next ‘Jihadi John’ is on way

The parents of an American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State group say they're surprised a college-educated man is the masked militant from the video of their son’s slaying.

Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers

Cuban cigar makers are licking their chops over new rules allowing more Americans to travel to the island and bring back small quantities of the stogies.

More than models: The history and influence of fashion

They don't come without controversy, but models are more than pretty faces. Their influence has changed the course of fashion and pop culture. A look at the last 75 years. (Photos)

Life through hoops: Chris Wright’s fight for his dream

Georgetown star Chris Wright isn’t letting a devastating medical diagnosis stand in the way of his dream of playing pro basketball.

‘House of Cards’ dealt Netflix a winning hand

Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history.

With pot legal, it’s time to talk with your kids

Now that it’s legal to possess and use marijuana in D.C., experts say it’s time to talk with your children about the drug.

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