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DEAR ABBY: My ex is a recovering drug addict. We have a 2-year-old son together. I realized he was using drugs when I was seven months pregnant and all our money was gone. I stayed with him for a year after I learned about his addiction. That year was the hardest year of my life. Choosing to...
The Fitbit Ionic, coming later this year, looks to take on an already crowded market of smartwatches. 
It has been almost a year since Fitbit purchased smartwatch maker Pebble and it seems the fitness band manufacturer is finally unveiling the first product developed as a result of that acquisition, and I’m kind of disappointed. Fitbit has tried dipping its toes into the smartwatch market before...
Editor, Daily News In the light (pun intended) of the recent events with the eclipse and Charlottesville, I would like to submit a poem. It is not necessary to give into despair while in the shadow, nor to resort to violence in return for violence if we allow our words to shine. Here are mine...
Marijuana advocates can no longer claim legalization is devoid of catastrophic results. The Denver Post, which has embraced legalization, analyzed federal and state data and found results so alarming they published a story last week under the headline “Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are...
DEAR ABBY: I moved to the Philippines five years ago. While I was there I met “Emma.” After a few months, I realized I was in love with her, and last year we became engaged. I took her to meet my family. They loved her and supported our engagement. I’m now living in the States and she’s still in...
The catastrophic floods brought by Hurricane Harvey to southeastern Texas will pose an immediate test for the White House and Congress, pressing policymakers to approve billions of dollars in recovery funds even though they haven’t agreed on much else this year. White House officials and...
DEAR ABBY: Regarding the letter from “Dumbstruck in the East” (April 22), whose 9-year-old daughter has been getting “proposals of marriage” from a church usher in his 70s. An old man at church said things like that to me when I was about her age. He also was always trying to hug me. It made me...
Comedy and action are usually two things that do not mix well into one movie. But with the recent release of ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ action and comedy are blended well together for once.  When a former dictator of Belarus is on trial for crimes of genocide all of the witnesses are killed or...
President Donald Trump recently provided welcome emphasis on the opioid crisis in the United States, appropriately referring to it as a “national emergency.” Overdoses and deaths from opioids, which include heroin and fentanyl derivatives, have continued to rise across America, according to the...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a forever first-class mail stamp on Sept. 1 honoring educator and civil rights leader Father Ted Hesburgh (1917-2015). The stamp will feature a portrait of Hesburgh with Notre Dame University in the background. He was president of that school for many years....

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