'Somebody that I can't associate with'

N.J. 8th-graders refuse to be photographed with Paul Ryan

For students across the country, the traditional eighth-grade trip to Washington is a chance to join the throngs on the Mall and perhaps spot some of the world's most powerful people on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

But a group from South Orange Middle School in New Jersey may remember their trip to the nation's capital last week for another reason: It was the occasion for a pointed snub of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.).

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It's an honor

Don't forget why we celebrate Memorial Day

Sure, for Americans the last Monday in May is the official start of the summer season.

But Memorial Day's true purpose should never be overlooked: It's a day to commemorate the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and the country we are privileged to call home.

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FAN OR FOLLOWER

Quiz: How much do you really know about the Pens?

So, you think you know? Let's just see.

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We needed to know...

Which Pens player would you hang with?

Twenty-four hours with the Penguin of your choice. GO!

Not so easy is it?

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new crop

Winery or ‘weedery'? Vineyards going to pot

Bill and Barbara Steele moved to a sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers.

Now, more than a decade later and with award-winning wine to show for their hard work, they are adding a new crop: marijuana

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James Neal: His Words

'Everybody in Nashville is going after this dream'

James Neal is trying to do for a first time what a few of his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammates have done a couple of times: win the Stanley Cup.

Before his first appearance in the Cup Final with the Nashville Predators, Neal penned this piece about what going dancing with Lord Stanley means to him.

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top talent

Pens-Preds: Our best vs. their best

The Pens have some damn fine talent on their roster. Of course, the Nashville Predators do, too.

But who's the best for each?

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Before the battle hit the ice, everybody was...

Talkin' hockey (over a Cup)

Lord Stanley's silver chalice was in the City of Champions on Sunday afternoon.

And since most folks couldn't be there, we're happy to provide the best from Media Day at the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.

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