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There’s long been a cherished belief among some education reformers that student performance can be lifted by giving private school tuition vouchers to children stuck in low-performing public schools. That belief took a big hit last month, the latest in a series of big hits. The U.S. Department...
DEAR ABBY: My fiancee has a death wish. She recently lost her youngest child to suicide. She’s in a lot of pain and rarely has a good day. She suffers from PTSD and relives the scene daily in her mind. She’s a hard worker, so that helps to keep her mind off things. She lives in an empty house...
Editor, Daily News I recently had what I consider an interesting conversation about medical marijuana and I believe there are many people who misunderstand the new law on medical marijuana, that marijuana is now legal. I disagree with that thought. Yes a law was passed that if a doctor writes...
Some government officials are being condemned by millions of Americans for a strange reason: They are enforcing the law. That makes no sense except to those who have forgotten our very freedom is based on rule by law, not by the whims of powerful individuals or whatever happens to be the...
The U.S. Mint will debut the proof version of its one-ounce gold Buffalo/Indian Head coin on May 11. This will be sold in special packaging at a premium over its bullion value. To order coins from the U.S. Mint, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or call 800-USA-MINT. There is a standard...
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a two-year relationship with a man who is loving and intelligent. We have talked about marriage since the beginning. I have traditional values, while he doesn’t believe the institution of marriage is necessary. This would be a second marriage for both of us. Our...
This image released by Disney shows the Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, left, and Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel in a scene from Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2."  Marvel Studios/Disney via AP
In 2014, Marvel put out ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ based on Marvel comic book characters. The movie was, like many other Marvel releases, widely popular setting up ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ released this past weekend, to be just as popular if not more.  This movie picks up where the first...
The $1 trillion federal spending bill agreement brokered Sunday evening in Washington can be seen as one of those rare occasions in the hyper-partisan times in which we live: A budgetary deal that has the backing of top Democrats and Republicans, and a deal that acknowledges some of President...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a columnist who writes various news, feature and column stories. The other day, I received my first criticism. A reader chewed me out for challenging their program. It’s hard being a young writer. Facing criticism for doing my job makes it even harder. I work long hours and pour...
You have read in this space that October is my favorite month. The upland hunting season and the fall weather are something that I look forward to each year. The calendar opposite of October, May gives it a real run for the money and really offers so much for the sportsman to enjoy. Most...

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