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Iraqi Christians place a cross on a church in Qaraqosh, Iraq, on Feb. 22.

Iraq’s Christians look forward to pope’s visit

Iraqi Christians place a cross on a church in Qaraqosh, Iraq, on Feb. 22.

February 27, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Nasser Banyameen speaks about his hometown of Qaraqosh in the historical heartland of Iraqi Christianity with nostalgia. Before Islamic State group fighters swept through the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq. Before the militants shattered his sense of peace. Before panicked relatives and neighbors fled, some never to return. Read story

48 horses seized from farm, owner accused of animal neglect

February 26, 2021, 7:26am Northwest

CARLTON, Ore. — The owner of a horse farm southwest of Portland is facing a felony charge for animal neglect, after investigators found nearly 50 horses there were not being given adequate food or water. Read story

Kermit, in.

Unforgettable Muppets now on Disney+

Kermit, in.

February 26, 2021, 6:12am Entertainment

It’s a show about a show, and also the show the show is about. It’s television and theater — a variety show and a vaudeville revue with musical numbers, sketches, blackouts, hecklers and backstage drama. It’s “The Muppet Show,” which ran in syndication from 1976 to 1981 and is now… Read story

Arizona city becomes latest to pass hair discrimination ban

February 26, 2021, 6:05am Life

TUCSON, Ariz. — It is now illegal in Tucson, Ariz., to enforce dress code or grooming policies that discriminate against hair texture and hairstyles in the workplace and public schools, officials said. Read story

A family of chickens is seen in front of Acropolis Greek Taverna in Ybor City.

Tampa legal advice: Run wild, run free, chickens of Ybor City

A family of chickens is seen in front of Acropolis Greek Taverna in Ybor City.

February 26, 2021, 6:05am Life

TAMPA, Fla. — Score one more for the chickens that roam free on the historic brick streets of Ybor City. Read story

This colorized image released by Margate And Chandler, Inc. shows actress and animal activist Betty White with a puppy from her 1970s series "The Pet Set." The restored 39-episode series, renamed "Betty White's Pet Set," features celebrity guests Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, Burt Reynolds, James Brolin and Della Reese. (Margate And Chandler, Inc.

Betty White, furry friends star in 50-year-old ‘Pet Set’

This colorized image released by Margate And Chandler, Inc. shows actress and animal activist Betty White with a puppy from her 1970s series "The Pet Set." The restored 39-episode series, renamed "Betty White's Pet Set," features celebrity guests Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, Burt Reynolds, James Brolin and Della Reese. (Margate And Chandler, Inc.

February 26, 2021, 6:05am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — On a TV show Betty White hosted 50 years ago, the perpetual charmer flirts with James Brolin, teases Della Reese and trades quips with Carol Burnett. Read story

Grogu (commonly referred to as Baby Yoda) from "The Mandalorian." (Disney Plus)

Beyond the Muppets: 12 great TV puppets

Grogu (commonly referred to as Baby Yoda) from "The Mandalorian." (Disney Plus)

February 26, 2021, 6:04am Entertainment

Though the Muppets (among assorted other Jim Henson productions) are unmatched as a long-lived, many-portaled franchise, puppets have always occupied a significant place in the life of the culture. They have been on television since the beginning: According to the World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts, more than 25 programs featuring… Read story

From left, Joshua Helm, Steven Nguyen, Austin Lee and Colton Harris with The Bear Game at Union High School. The four seniors are the creative and marketing force behind The Bear Game family card game.

Union High School seniors create fierce family fun with The Bear Game

From left, Joshua Helm, Steven Nguyen, Austin Lee and Colton Harris with The Bear Game at Union High School. The four seniors are the creative and marketing force behind The Bear Game family card game.

February 26, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

Just when you were growing tired of Monopoly, Uno, Bananagrams and bunko for your family game nights, along comes the adorably ursine alternative: The Bear Game. Taking inspiration from family card games like Exploding Kittens, Unstable Unicorns and Llama Drama, The Bear Game roars onto the scene with deceptively winsome… Read story

New on DVD: ‘Zappa’ strikes right chord in exploring life of iconoclast

February 26, 2021, 6:03am Entertainment

“Zappa”: This two-hour, nine-minute documentary is a sprawling look at the iconic musical multi-hyphenate and activist Frank Zappa, helmed by actor and filmmaker Alex Winter. Read story

This image released by SYFY shows Judah Prehn, from left, Gracelyn Awad Rinke and Alien Harry in the new series "Resident Alien." (James Dittinger/SYFY via AP) (SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ gets lift-off

This image released by SYFY shows Judah Prehn, from left, Gracelyn Awad Rinke and Alien Harry in the new series "Resident Alien." (James Dittinger/SYFY via AP) (SYFY)

February 26, 2021, 6:02am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — “Resident Alien,” a new Syfy series that caught the attention of veteran TV critic Rob Owen and approving viewers, is evidence that inventive shows exist outside premium cable and streaming services. Read story