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Sunday, June 24, 2018
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HASTINGS, Minn. ó When Cedarius Nanoff feels frightened or nervous, he climbs into his mother's lap and wraps her arms around him for a hug.

First, he takes her left...

Cedarius Nanoff, 7, playfully tries to ride his adapted bike into his mother, Stacie Nanoff in Hastings Wednesday, June 20. Four years ago he suffered permanent brain damage after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend at their house in Hudson, Wis. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Photos of Cedarius Nanoff's hospital stay -- April to July 2014 -- are on a photo board in the living room in Hastings Wednesday, June 20. As a result of his injuries, he is legally blind, suffers from weakness on his right side, walks with braces and experiences seizures.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Cedarius Nanoff, 7, with his mother, Stacie Nanoff who just helped him off the tiny trampoline in his room in Hastings on Wednesday, June 20. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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MINNEAPOLISóJose Berrios struck out a career-high 12 batters during seven shutout innings as the Minnesota Twins snapped the Texas Rangers' seven-game win streak with a 2-0 victory on Sunday afternoon,...

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios (17) throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Target Field Sunday, June 24. Bruce Kluckhohn / USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Twins right fielder Robbie Grossman (36) hits an RBI single against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning Sunday, June 24, at Target Field. Bruce Kluckhohn / USA TODAY Sports
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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England enjoyed its biggest World Cup rout in a 6-1 romp over Panama to advance to the knockout stage on Sunday, June 24, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Harry Kane had...

England's Harry Kane scores his team's fifth goal from the penalty spot during England's 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday, June 24, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Kane scored three goals in the game. Matthew Childs / Reuters
Colombia's Yerry Mina scores their first goal during their World Cup game against Poland on Sunday, June 24 in Kazan, Russia. Colombia won 3-0. Jorge Silva / Reuters
Japan's Yuto Nagatomo in action with Senegal's Idrissa Gueye during their World Cup game on Sunday, June 24, in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. Andrew Couldridge / Reuters
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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I used to have a sociological hamburger theory.

Growing up in Philly and Michigan, I thought a hamburger was big and fat, the type my mom made, the kind (amped...

Cook in a cast-iron skillet, even on the grill. You can control the patty better, and the juices don't drip through the grates. Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post. Food Styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post.
Perfect Tavern Cheeseburgers. Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post. Food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post.
Perfect Smash Cheeseburgers. Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post. Food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Brainerd Dispatch

Pretty much everything we do these days, we do with a smartphone in our hand.

Whether checking the weather, our social media feed or ordering dinner onlineóa hard truth is...

iDoc Phone Repairís Amanda Felske replaces a bad battery in a cell phone. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
A display of cracked screens show what can be repaired by iDoc Phone Repair. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
iDoc Phone Repairís Amanda Felske replaces a bad battery in a cell phone. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
A warped and expanded battery (front) will need to be replaced with a good battery such as the other battery shown. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
iDoc Phone Repairís Amanda Felske replaces a bad battery in a cell phone. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
A warped and expanded battery (left) will need to be replaced with a good battery such as the other battery shown. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Brainerd Dispatch

Making the garden grow Weather drawing by Avery Horsman of Mrs. Olson's first-grade class at Garfield Elementary School.

Making the garden grow                Weather drawing by Avery Horsman of Mrs. Olson's first-grade class at Garfield Elementary School.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Holly Heider Chapple is really so sorry that her minivan smells like Cheez-Its and dirty water.

She doesn't need to explain, but she does anyway: The Cheez-Its are from her...

Holly Chapple lays out and inspects each flower that goes into a bridal bouquet, while working in her floral design studio in Loudoun County, Virginia. Jennifer Heffner for The Washington Post
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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FARGO ó We just can't leave well enough alone, can we?

When it comes to dessert, who doesn't like sweetly decadent choices like caramel, chocolate, marshmallows and hot fudge? Whose...

For the pickle taste test, we added chopped pickles to this strawberry rhubarb cookie recipe. Chris Flynn / Forum News Service
Pickle fries are a popular appetizer, but we made it a dessert by adding peanut butter frosting as dip. Chris Flynn / Forum News Service
Forum employees Austin Howard, Tracy Briggs and Emma Vatnsdal react to pickle desserts during a recent taste test. Forum News Service
Covering pickles in chocolate and sprinkles is one option for serving pickles for dessert. Chris Flynn / Forum News Service
Pickles have become all the rage in desserts in 2018, including these pickle cupcakes. Chris Flynn / Forum News Service
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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In a statement issued late Saturday night, June 23, the Trump administration said it has 2,053 "separated minors" in custody, and a formal process has been established to reunite them...

Sunday, June 24, 2018
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They were twins and did everything together, even in death.

Two weeks after allied forces swept over northern France in the D-Day invasion, 19-year-olds Julius and Ludwig Pieper, Navy radiomen...

Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Susan Lawrence
Before Julius Pieper's remains were formally identified as his own, he rested in a grave at an U.S. military cemetery in Belgium under a headstone with the standard engraving for all unknown service members' remains. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Susan Lawrence
Louis Pieper, a nephew of the twins, placed a rose on his uncle's coffin in Normandy. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of the American Battle Monuments Commission