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One of the most popular summer blockbusters of last year, Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ is riding its high into the new year with a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Awards for best actor for lead actor Paul Rudd.  I figured it may finally be time for me to give this movie a shot. Scott Lang, portrayed by...
DEAR ABBY: My husband went to Florida three months ago to care for an ailing former lover. He told me she will be leaving him a sizable inheritance and he needs to protect her from “vultures.” I admit I am suspicious of his motives. I think there may be more going on than what he’s telling me, but...
Just when I thought I had the NFL figured out, they change the questions. Seattle and Pittsburgh both lost outright in Week 16 despite being double-digits favorites as part of a wild weekend. With one last (full) weekend to pad your wallet, let’s examine Week 17: Jets (-3) at Bills Can Rex...
Have you noticed the large coaches on Route 2 and local roads this fall —white, blue and green with diagonal stripes and the word MAX in big letters? At first, I thought these were chartered buses, but I recently learned that MAX, which stands for Massachusetts Area Express, is actually an...
Far be it for us to bestow guilt for any overindulgence during the holiday season. It’s not like we haven’t done the same thing. We’re expected to overdo it a tad, right? Now, Christmas has just appeared in the rearview mirror and the new year is dead ahead, meaning that pork, cornbread, black-...
DEAR ABBY: All children are beautiful to their parents. My three children are of mixed race and get a lot of attention because of it. The boys are aloof about random compliments they receive from strangers. However, I’m worried about the pressure it may put on my daughter to be “pretty.” I care...
Drones: seems they are everywhere these days. Turn on the news any given day and you’re going to hear something about drones — either it’s something to do with the military and their 116 different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — the official name for a drone, or it’s something some schmo has done with...
As economist Henry Hazlitt observed in his classic, “Economics in One Lesson,” thoughtful economic or public policy analysis requires looking not only at the most immediate and obvious effects of a policy, but at also examining the hidden costs, long-term effects and unintended consequences....
DEAR ABBY: You printed a letter from a woman (Nov. 25) whose husband told her while she was pregnant that, if it came to a choice, he would choose the life of the baby over hers. Your response contained a piece of misinformation I would appreciate you correcting for your readers. You asserted...
Editor, Daily News, A simple step each of us can take to oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Pipeline: file online as an intervenor in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceeding, by the Jan. 6 deadline. You do not need to live along the proposed route to...

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