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GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

ASIAN-AMERICANS-AFFIRMATIVE ACTION — Race-based affirmative action in education has polarized Asian-Americans for decades, with critics feeling demonized and advocates chagrined by the attention to what they call minority within minority views. But critics now sense an opening for change. By Janie Har. SENT Monday: 1,200 words, photos.

NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-KIDS PAY COLLEGE — Parents often want to spare their kids from debt by paying for college. But your student needs to have some skin in the game. By Liz Weston. SENT Monday: 820 words, photos.

MARIJUANA PREGNANY — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT Monday: 800 words, photo.

FOOD:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED SOUTHWESTERN STEAK TIPS WITH TANGY CORN RELISH — Sirloin steak tips have deep flavor and a tender texture that calls out for a bright and texturally interesting accompaniment, so we chose our Southwestern-inspired tangy corn relish. By America's Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 655 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED JALAPENO AND LIME SHRIMP SKEWERS — We wanted juicy shrimp with a smoky crust and chili flavor that was more than just superficial, and we got it with a dash of sugar, jalapenos, garlic, cumin and cayenne. By America's Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PAPRIKA AND LIME-RUBBED CHICKEN WITH GRILLED VEGETABLE SUCCOTASH — Cooking the chicken on the cooler side of the grill avoids flare-ups while still giving it great flavor and char, making it the perfect complement to succotash. By America's Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 530 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-NEW ENGLAND FISH CHOWDER — This modern fish chowder honors its simple roots by showcasing moist, tender morsels of fish in a delicate broth. By America's Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED SWORDFISH STEAKS WITH SALSA VERDE — A piquant Italian salsa verde made from parsley, anchovies, capers, garlic, lemon, and olive oil is perfect with a perfectly grilled swordfish steak. By America's Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 620 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-SPINACH-FETA-CHICKEN — This recipe uses the basic filling made for spanakopita and uses it to stuff chicken thighs. Stuffing a savory mixture under the skin of chicken pieces is a good way to make them feel a little dressy and to add more flavor. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-AMERICAN TABLE-CONFETTI COLESLAW — I originally created this Confetti Coleslaw to go with a meaty chili, but it is the perfect side dish for ribs. It is vibrant and pleasing to the eye, it is chock full of veggies, and the dressing is spiced with cumin, paprika and cilantro which are perfect companions to rib spice-rub. By Elizabeth Karmel. UPCOMING: 660 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

GARDENING-COLUMN-CANNING TOMATOES — Not all tomatoes are the same when it comes to canning. Look for varieties that yield the best cooked flavor. And if possible, grow them yourself. By Lee Reich. UPCOMING Tuesday: 720 words, photo.

HOMES-PARENTING-KIDS IN THE KITCHEN — It's never too soon to get kids interested in cooking. Here are some tasks they can try at various ages. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING Tuesday: 730 words, photos.

HOMES-PARENTING-EMPTY NEST ROOM — Kid leaving for college? Hands off their bedroom. At least for now. By Lisa A. Flam. UPCOMING Tuesday: 800 words, photos.

TRAVEL:

TRAVEL-SICILY MOUNTAINS — Far from the packed beaches of Sicily's busy coastlines, there's a quieter and wilder world in its high mountains, the Madonie range. By Cain Burdeau. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon Tuesday, photos.

TRAVEL-QUEBEC-OUTSIDE THE WALL — What's inside Quebec City's historic wall makes people want to visit, but it's what's outside that makes them want to stay and come back. By Calvin Woodward. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon Tuesday, photos.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: PET TECHNOLOGY

FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FRITTATA WITH BROCCOLI AND TURMERIC, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-POTATO LATKES, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-MATZO BALL SOUP, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-LINGUINE WITH MUSSELS AND FENNEL, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BROWN RICE SALAD WITH ASPARAGUS AND GOAT CHEESE, FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-CORN QUESO DIP, FOOD-COLUMN-KITCHENWISE-GREEN CHILI CHEESE PORTOBELLO BURGER

HOMES AND GARDENING: GARDENING-MILKWEED COATS, CRAFTS-WHICHCRAFT-TOTING TOWELS, GARDENING-COLUMN-EXTENSION CHANGES, HOMES-CATS AND BIRDS

TRAVEL: TRAVEL-HADRIAN'S WALL, TRAVEL-LINCOLN'S CABIN

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

Nov. 13 — Holidays

Dec. 4 — Weddings