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Comfort comes from chat with Colorado medium

It is one thing to go to summer camp, get dumped out of a canoe, and realize you’re not totally comfortable in deep water. But when Troy Griffin went to camp at the age of 12 he realized he had a gift. Without attaching a name to it at the time, he later learned he was a psychic.

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A wee bit of exercise with a broom is good for mortals too

While sitting in a cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland, J.K. Rowling invented the highly competitive wizards’ game, Quidditch, for inclusion in her Harry Potter novels. Today, thanks to students at Middlebury College, Vermont, mortals can play too, as long as they keep that broomstick between their legs. There are 134 campus-based Quidditch teams in the U.S. and another 170-plus around the world. The rules: “Seekers search for the Snitch off the pitch. The Snitch will return to the pitch during the match, and if there has not been a clean snatch off pitch, the hunt will continue on the pitch.”

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Urge to help fire victims strong for Iowa resident

As of Thursday morning Iowan Seth Phillips still had no idea how he'd return in time for college classes next week. He'd come to Ashland with friends, and felt so strongly about his need to volunteer, that he stayed when they had to leave after a few days. (Video by Michael Pearce / Kansas.com)
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Urge to help fire victims strong for Iowa resident

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Bloodhound can help police find missing people

Family Promise organization helps homeless families get back on their feet 2:53

Family Promise organization helps homeless families get back on their feet

Devonte' Graham on playing relaxed vs. Oregon in Elite Eight 2:53

Devonte' Graham on playing relaxed vs. Oregon in Elite Eight

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