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DEAR ABBY: I have a longtime friend I see almost every day. She’s an awesome friend. Her children are adults. One of them is gay; the other is a transgender male. I respect her for supporting her children, learning everything there is to know about the LGBT community and seeking social change on...
Robin Williams, Mara Wilson, and Sally Field in 'Mrs. Doubtfire'  Photo Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
Talented child actors don’t inevitably extend their careers into adulthood. Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, and Natalie Wood all did; Mara Wilson did not. Despite the popularity of the adorable, spirited little actress in 90s hits such as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the remake of “Miracle on 34th Street...
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Kate McKinnon, left, and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Rough Night."  Macall Polay/Sony, Columbia Pictures via AP  
Bachelorette party weekends are thought of as groups of girls partying and one girl always trying to push the envelope ordering male strippers for the bride who doesn’t want them. What is even worse is when you throw five of those envelope pushing girls into one group, such as we see in “Rough...
We Americans should just ‘fess up and admit it — that, despite platitudes to the contrary we as a nation are no longer serious about the national debt. On what do we base this observation? Well, consider the reaction to President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal. Headlines struck a common...
The single total solar eclipse stamps as seen normally, at left, and after the central design is warmed by human touch, at right.
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp on June 20 to note the total solar eclipse due in two months. The stamp will have a view of a dark moon completely blocking the sun. This was printed so that the body heat of the touch of a human finger will change the stamp image to show the details of...
DEAR ABBY: I am a 28-year-old female. I recently married the most amazing man in the whole world, “Jeremy.” We connect, communicate, understand and love everything about each other. My only issue is, Jeremy has an obsession/fetish with women smoking cigarettes. He fantasizes about me smoking all...
‘Leave Me Alone’   By Vera Brosgol ——— “Leave Me Alone” is a colorful and cheerfully illustrated book by Vera Brosgol. The illustrations have expressive details that bring the story to life. Children of all ages have enjoyed this new addition to the preschool classroom and it is a fun read-...
Nearly 2,0000 people took advantage of the chance to visit the MassWildlife Field Headquarters Saturday when the agency hosted an open house event. This writer was a couple hundred miles north in Rangeley, Maine where the New England Outdoor Writers Association celebrated 75 years as an...
Charlie's on the hunt -- and his tail position reflects that. Photo by Ashley Green Photography
DEAR PET TALK: Do cats have a language with their tails? — TRIXIE, age 8 DEAR TRIXIE: They sure do! Cats’ tails are a very important part of their anatomy, and one they use with enormous style. Cats who hold their tails up high are feeling confident about their surroundings. You can approach...
The hard left has nothing but contempt for President Trump and his policies — and his budget is no exception. Not only are progressives lambasting Mr. Trump for breaking with presidential tradition and releasing his budget while out of the country, they are also attacking the details of the...

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