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Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to Film in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies di...
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Why California Should Close Failing School Districts

School has begun for the 40,000-plus students of Sweetwater Union High School District. But the district’s crisis never ends. Sweetwater rarely makes the statewide news, but it’s California’s largest secondary school district. Sweetwater's high schools and ...
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Why 1 in 4 Americans Say They Don’t Plan to Retire. Ever.

CHICAGO — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals' retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. "The average retirement age that we see in the data...
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Chukchansi Gold to Hold Jobs Fair for 70 Positions

About 70 full-time and part-time positions are available at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, which will host a job fair Tuesday. The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. in casino's Firehouse Lounge. Chukchansi Gold is located north of Fresno, just off Hi...