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If you are a college student or graduate, or the parent of one, you might find a poll released last week interesting. LendEDU, a group that tracks the student loan industry, found millennials believe by a 70-30 margin that student loan debt is a bigger threat to the U.S. than North Korea. The...
Editor, Daily News, With a woman’s lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. approximately 1 in 8, a systemic change is needed. I have been living with stage 4, metastatic breast cancer for over 16 years. I support Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s mission to...
DEAR ABBY: I’m 17. My mom and I often disagree on things. Don’t get me wrong — I don’t care what she does in her free time, but lately I have learned she’s talking to people about bisexuality. I don’t know how to handle this or how to talk to her about it. I feel betrayed. When I told her I was...
It is hard to imagine a movie where the characters say very few words throughout the entire running time of the movie and having the movie be any good. With the release of ‘Dunkirk’, which hit theaters just this weekend, we see a movie say a lot without having the characters say much at all. ...
The U.S. Senate, once labeled the world’s “greatest deliberative body,” has failed to create a satisfactory alternative to the Affordable Care Act — in part because of a lack of deliberation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that his partisan, behind-the-scenes effort to “...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue five stamps depicting sharks on July 26. These self-adhesive first-class rate forever stamps will be issued in panes of 20. The five shark species depicted on the stamps are the shortfin mako, pelagic thresher, great white, whale shark, and scalloped hammerhead...
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a loving and supportive man for 15 years. We have been through a lot together and, for the most part, have been OK. My problem is my son, “Kyle.” Yes, I know Kyle is a liar who steals anything not nailed down. And yes, he needs help for his drug habit — but he...
My boat is just about perfect for me. It is a 1990 ProCraft equipped with a Mariner 115 horse outboard and 72 pound thrust marine-grade trolling motor. I have electric downriggers and a side planer for fishing Lake Ontario where the 18 and a half foot length and wide transom are just what the...
DEAR PET TALK: I have the time and space to foster a cat. Can you help me do that? ——— — HOPEFUL ——— DEAR HOPEFUL: God bless you! Foster families are definitely needed for cats, as there are a variety of rescue organizations in central Massachusetts who help get cats off the streets, or...
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget eliminates a student loan program that wipes away education debt for some students who go to work as police officers, nurses or in other public service jobs. That’s bad news for a program that has been generally successful and is popular. The good news is that...

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