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Home organization and cleaning experts explain that there are many ways to make your cleaning products stretch further and last longer. The trick is adopting these strategies the next time you do a deep clean.

It's been a bumpy ride for mortgage companies lately. Some lenders have gone out of business, merged with other companies or narrowed their focus. And more changes are likely in 2023.What does all this mean for borrowers?Here are answers to common questions, whether you're shopping for a mortgage or paying off a home loan.What's behind...

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Lawmakers have gone to work on a proposal to allow all residents to buy into the state-run MinnesotaCare health insurance program, not just those in the low-income working class. Democratic legislators and Gov. Tim Walz have been pushing for several years to expand MinnesotaCare into a low-cost “public option” for health insurance that would be available to everyone. Now that Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature, expanding the program is one of their top priorities for the session. The bill got its first hearing Wednesday but has a long path to becoming law. Republicans and business groups are urging a go-slow approach.

Facing blowback, the director of Florida’s high school sports governing body is backing away from using an eligibility form that requires female athletes to disclose their menstrual history. Instead, the executive director of the Florida High School Athletic Association is recommending that medical histories stay at the doctor’s office and not be stored at school. The association’s board is meeting Thursday to vote on whether to adopt the four-page form that would require student-athletes to submit to their schools only the last page of the form, stating their eligibility to participate in sports.

When President Joe Biden called on the U.S. to address the nation's deadly overdose crisis, it touched off criticism from two sides. Some Republicans frame the destruction wrought by the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a border security issue and say Biden has made it worse. Some lawmakers jeered him during Tuesday's State of the Union address. On the other side, harm reduction advocates see a different problem with Biden's approach. They are critical of his call for “strong penalties to crack down on fentanyl trafficking.” Such advocates say more penalties aimed at one drug result in the introduction of even more dangerous substances.

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