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Here are a few things in news, entertainment and pop culture that we’ve been talking about lately.

■ The downtown Las Vegas restaurant Sidebar will reopen in December as the Mob Bar to complement the soon-to-be-opened Mob Museum. Striving for authenticity, the joint’s gin will be made in Holly Madison’s “Peepshow” bathtub.

■ New Yorkers complain that the potential danger of Hurricane Irene was overhyped. New Yorkers: Pathologically unable to count their blessings since forever.

■ Nancy Grace u25B6 will compete on “Dancing with the Stars.” Is it mean to hope that she’s paired with a partner who loves doing high lifts but isn’t very good at them?

■ Toledo, Ohio, police say a squirrel has been stealing flags from a police memorial. Yeah, an Obama-loving, bleeding heart, MSNBC-watching liberal squirrel!

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Henderson Hospital staff, patients reunited

Henderson Hospital celebrated its first anniversary by inviting all former neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients and their families to reunite.

Forage for decor items in nature, garbage bins

Joanna Maclennan’s recently published book, “The Foraged Home,” is filled with photos of how she and others have decorated spaces with found items — from seashells and tree branches to furniture.

Regular-size furniture will oftentimes work in small space

One of the most prevalent size and scale rules you may have heard is the small room, small furniture one. Not true. In reality, regular size or even large pieces will more often make a small space look larger.

Slime mold fungus in lawn causes no harm

Slime mold fungi are particularly disgusting because they are gelatinous and, over time, change color if they’re left undisturbed. Slime molds can lay atop the grass and smother it.

Homeowners replacing worn carpet with tile or luxury vinyl

When it’s time to get rid of the carpet, many homeowners are choosing tile planks or luxury vinyl planks. They want the look of wood without the maintenance.