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WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. With the “repeal and replace” effort at an impasse on Capitol Hill, the administration released on Thursday a set of fixes to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s shaky insurance markets for...
DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law recently moved close to us. She has a nice home and has lots of friends in the area, but she doesn’t want any of them to come visit. Abby, her entire focus is on us! She walks right into our home, although she has been asked several times not to. She goes through my...
Even when President Trump appears to have done the right thing, it can leave you scratching your head. The unexpected cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s despicable use of chemical weapons against his own people was measured and appropriate....
DEAR ABBY: My friend recently had a baby and could really use my daughter’s old clothes, as our girls are only a year apart and I have saved practically everything. But it will cost a considerable amount to ship several boxes, and I could use the extra money myself if I sold the clothes at a tag...
The anchor of Fruitlands is the original farmhouse, site of a communal living and farming experiment in the mid-1800s. It can be seen in the center-right of this photo.  Photo by Mark Gardner for The Trustees
For lovers of nature, history, the arts and food, Fruitlands Museum in the town of Harvard, just an hour’s drive east from the North Quabbin region, has a lot to offer. I’ve been there twice in the past and hope to go again this season. After a limited winter schedule, the museum starts its main...
Twitter’s most bellicose presidential user often tweets taunts and accusations, but when someone else does it, they’re out of line. A “rogue” government account that criticizes President Donald Trump’s policies anonymously was in danger last week of being unmasked after the Department of Homeland...
DEAR ABBY: Could you explain to me why, as a species, men are so blind and stupid? There are millions of smart, funny, sweet, attractive — even sexy — eligible women to whom men do not give a second glance, or even acknowledge that these wonderful women exist. Then, these clueless guys moan about...
Editor, Daily News Just days ago we remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s April 4, 1967 speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” and its warning that: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching...
DEAR ABBY: I have been with my husband for 12 years, married for three. I had an affair a little over a year ago that he found out about. He has let me back into the house, but he demeans my character at every opportunity. I don’t fight back because I know I am the cause of his pain. We have a 3...
One hundred years ago on Thursday, the United States entered the first world war, a bloodbath prompted by unchecked global instability and a series of flashpoint events that leaders allowed to spiral out of control. Today, the world sits at a similar precipice. Americans should keep the historical...

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