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14/3 to add neutral in light switch, is it possible?

That is what is required now for all light switches. You use the red and black on the switch screws and place a wire nut on the left over neutral wire. Before you were allowed to just use a /2 cable ...
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How to connect up a new light fixture

It could also be that the red is smoke/fire alarm. What I'd do is get a stick tester (or voltage tester if you know what you're doing), then turn off the light switch. Check the black and red wires ...
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How to connect up a new light fixture

Based on your comments, and normal practices, black to black (brown?), white to "aged white" that you call tan, and ground to green. The old fixture may well have lacked a grounding wire. ...
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Why is my ceiling light permanently dim?

Harper's Law of Seemingly Unrelated Problems says that if you are chasing a problem A which is vexing, and in the course of that see a seemingly unrelated problem B, correct problem B. Either problem ...
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How to open this lantern sconce?

Solution found. I found some screws on the top, and photos added to the original post and here.
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How to open this lantern sconce?

There appears to be a gap between two components. The top and the cage may be screwed together.
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Change Ceiling Fan to Just Light - Controlled by 2 Separate Switches

This can not be answered by talking about colors of the wires. Also per your description you can control the fan and light simultaneously from two different location single switches. That would say ...
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Change Ceiling Fan to Just Light - Controlled by 2 Separate Switches

The red controlled the light on your fan. That red would now connect to the black on the new light fixture. Then white to white and ground to ground. Cap the black wire in the ceiling box and you ...
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Extend Romex without a box to run to other side of stud

The "better approach" is to replace the whole cable back to the next junction box or switch box; or to a point where you can stand to have a junction box cover plate. Certain in-wall splice ...
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Mount vanity light fixture box overlapping stud with more wiring volume than pancake box

A saddle box is what you are describing. Since you want to be slightly off center of the stud but still overlapping it, you should get a one-sided saddle box and shim the stud on the left so the box ...
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