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Last Word on mushroom hunting, May 27

  Don't understand I have two questions on the May 18th Last Word.  “No to Airbnb”—what in the world is Airbnb?  Never heard of the word. And then the comments in the “Presidential politics.”  After reading them all, I keep thinking of Jesus’ comment to the crowd that had gathered to stone a woman...

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