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DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband had an affair with a woman who was one of my dearest friends. My heart is broken; my marriage is over. I have lost my home and my friend. It has been a struggle for me to recover. My daughter, with whom I am very close, continues to have a relationship with this woman....
The Air Force dropped “the mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan on Thursday. Public anxiety caused “World War 3” searches on Google to hit their highest level since the search engine began keeping records in 2004. The bombing has the world’s population on edge, as people of all nations speculate...
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been into swinging for 20 years. Everything has always been “no strings attached.” I was with one man several times before he married his current wife. She’s very religious, not into swinging and doesn’t know he is. I’m so attracted to “Nick” that I dream about...
Robinson wasn’t the best player. But he was the right player. Seventy years ago Saturday, Jackie Robinson had a mundane Major League Baseball debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He started at first base and batted second in the order, going hitless in four plate appearances in the Dodgers’ season-...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue six first-class forever-rate stamps on April 20 celebrating food dishes from Central and South America. This will be issued in a double-sided booklet pane of 20 self-adhesive "Delicioso" stamps. Foods featured on the stamps will be tamales, flan, sancoho,...
DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time nanny for a family with two children, ages 7 and 9. The mother is wonderful, and so are the kids. But the father, who is absent due to work travel most of the time, teaches his children attitudes I strongly disagree with. It is not often I must interact with him, but...
In this April 18, 2016, file photo, actor Mark Wahlberg, center left, dressed as a Boston Police officer, watches runners cross the finish line as he films a scene for his "Patriots' Day" movie at the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston.  AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
Movies based on real life events will always be different to watch than those with fictional stories. When a movie is based on a tragedy, say the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, which only happened four years ago, it is very different to watch. ‘Patriots’ Day,’ released earlier this year, is the...
Whether singing her own words or those of others, the sublime vocal talent of pop/folk singer Judy Collins has been drawing audiences for over 50 years. But it’s a career that might never have happened. “I contracted polio as a child and later tuberculosis when I was in my early 20s,” recalled...
United Airlines brought itself a world of hurt with its disastrous handling of a seat-shortage problem (last) Sunday that led to an Asian-American passenger being beaten bloody and dragged, apparently unconscious, off a plane by security personnel at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. A...
DEAR ABBY: I’ve always been a self-sufficient woman. I grew up in an abusive household, moved out at 16, and cut off contact with my family a couple of years later when it became apparent nothing would change. Nine months ago, my husband walked out on me and our 3-year-old son. He has no...

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