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Opinion: Why gardens and poems rhyme

Opinion by Tess Taylor (CNN) — On a recent morning, unearthing our postage-stamp front yard garden from a second winter of atmospheric rivers, I saw one monarch butterfly amid our plum blossoms —  a rare sight in a year when monarch populations are at an all-time low. I’d gone out to rake leaves, lay compost and weed the

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The US dollar is strengthening. Here’s what’s driving the rally and what it means for Americans

Analysis by Bryan Mena, CNN Washington (CNN) — The mighty US dollar flexed some muscle last week in a positive sign for Americans’ purchasing power. The US dollar index, which measures the currency’s strength against six of its peers, closed Tuesday at 106.26, its highest level since early November. The US economy’s remarkable strength is

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6 surprises from a major news week

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN (CNN) — It was a week of unexpected developments in an unpredictable but consequential election year. Here are the surprise developments and what they could mean for the future: Jury set for Trump’s first trial Unless you’ve been stranded off the grid in Antarctica, you know that former President

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