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Game tips: Find all the basics you need to know about Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's latest home and portable console, the Nintendo Switch, has officially been announced during a special presentation from the company streaming live from Japan. The Nintendo Switch will mark the first home console release since the Wii U and it will feature both portable and console capabilities that mean you can start playing at home and take it on the go with you if you so choose. If you want to preorder the Switch or check which games are coming out for it on launch, you're in the right place.

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Your Place: When a new fence fails to impress

Q: I recently had a new fence installed, and I am pretty unhappy about it. The wood quality is terrible, as if they used seconds. The salesman said this is the way the fence should look. I have only paid half the total cost. Should I ask them to repair/replace anything before I pay the balance?

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Proud of my dad for fighting brain tumor

My dad is my hero. He is 42 years old and is a brain tumor survivor. He was diagnosed in 2009 at age 35 with an oligodendroglioma. Twelve days later he had his first brain surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Since then my dad has had two more craniotomies and radiation, and he is now on chemotherapy for the third time.

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Best Buy manager responds to negative, trolling comments on viral WiiU gift video

After posting a video of the Best Buy employees who gifted a WiiU to a stranger in their store, manager Rahiem Storr shared a follow up video expressing his frustration with the negative comments he received via YouTube. "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all," said Storr.
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Best Buy manager responds to negative, trolling comments on viral WiiU gift video 1:17

Best Buy manager responds to negative, trolling comments on viral WiiU gift video

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Kid surprised with WiiU as an early Christmas gift from Best Buy employees

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School stories, a new Sun-Star column from Sara Sandrik

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Whale frees itself from Outer Banks sandbar