Homeless veteran gets place to call home

In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 photo, Iraq war veteran Vernon Poling, 44, walks through a courtyard past a giant American flag at Potter's Lane, an apartment complex made out of shipping containers in Midway City, Calif. Poling was the last of 15 homeless veterans to move into the $6.7 million project paid for with federal, state, and local dollars, donations, and among other sources, the nonprofit behind the project, American Family Housing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

MIDWAY CITY, Calif. — Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he got a home of his own.

Dorm decor gets serious

This photo provided by Mr. Call Designs shows a dorm room designed by interior designer Jon Call. To personalize a college dorm room, Call suggests adding a headboard to the existing bed frame and investing in high-quality distinctive bedding, as shown in this dorm room pictured. (Sean Litchfield/Mr. Call Designs via AP)

When Young Huh left for college in the 1980s, she brought “one giant poster of The Cure, bedding from the local bed-and-bath store and maybe some desk accessories.” Like so many Gen-Xers, her one creative touch was asking a supermarket for leftover milk crates to use as bookshelves.

Walden Pond: A Thoreau-ly worthwhile day trip

FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, a couple walks along the shore of Walden Pond in Concord, Mass. Two centuries after Thoreau's birth, people are still following in Thoreau's footsteps to discover Walden Pond, the little lake he immortalized, and its picturesque and historic environs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Henry David Thoreau went to the woods because, as he famously put it, “I wished to live deliberately.”

Ancient church in England a keeper of history

This May 23, 2017 photo shows a painting of six of Christ's Apostles, on the wall of the chancel of St Mary's Church in Kempley, Gloucestershire, western England. The tiny church dates back to around 1130 AD and boasts some of the finest and most complete medieval wall paintings in northern Europe. They were whitewashed during religious turmoil under Henry VIII and were only rediscovered hundreds of years later.. (AP Photo/Jerry Harmer)

KEMPLEY, England — I’m lost in a world of hedges. The narrow lanes crowd in. I drive ever slower, looking for a signpost. Just as I think I’m lost, a squat, square tower and a weather vane peep above the greenery.

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