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Pets of the week: June 23

These pets are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch is at 7334 Trade Court, Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park. Information: 941-361-1071 or www.hslwr.org.

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Cruising on the Rhine growing in popularity

River cruising is all the rage in Europe these days. It is, in fact, one of the fastest growing segments of the entire travel industry. During the last five years, traditional big ship cruising enjoyed an annual increase in the number of guests of about 5 percent. Cruising on the continent’s rivers during the same period has grown at an annual rate of 16 percent. And indications are that the boom has just begun. New ships are coming on line at a breakneck pace — with 22 new river boats scheduled for launching by 2018.

Health News

World Health Organization: Coffee may protect against cancer

An influential panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization concluded Wednesday that regularly drinking coffee could protect against at least two types of cancer, a decision that followed decades of research pointing to the beverage’s many health benefits. The panel also said there was a lack of evidence that it might cause other types of cancer.

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Hot Property: Mission completed, discreetly

Tom Cruise has a reputation for over-the-top stunts and high-octane action, but his recent home sale can best be described as under-the-radar. The box-office star sold his home in Beverly Hills for $38 million, property records show.

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Your summer 2016 reading list

Summer is approximately three months of forgetting how to hold a pencil, but it doesn't have to be that way for everyone. Spend your sweltering, languid days with a book in your hands. I can't guarantee that you'll remember how to write your name after reading these books, but you'll definitely expand your vocabulary and horizons.

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In this Finding Nemo spin-off movie, the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish Dory reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Here, we learn about Dory's connection to California. The movie opens June 17.
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