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President Donald Trump told Fox Business News on April 13: “We’ve done an amazing job on regulations. We’ve freed it up. We freed up this country so much.” Last month, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, freed up the country to continue using a pesticide called...
We all love our smartphones. They enhance our lives in so many useful ways, but they are not without their downsides too. For instance, last week my wife and I took a trip to Scotland, and anyone who has ever taken their phone on an international trip can attest, it’s not a cheap endeavor....
DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married almost four years. My husband and I are both barely 40, still quite young, but we have sex only once or twice a month. Our relationship is great, and we love each other. I just wish we had sex more often. I’ve told him I would like more, but it stays the same. When...
In recent days came a welcome sign that new Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin won’t tolerate business as usual at his notoriously dysfunctional agency. Officials unveiled a new website to show how quality of care at veterans health facilities compares with nearby private hospitals and...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a new “Global Forever” first-class rate ($1.10) stamp on April 28. This round self-adhesive will depict a green succulent plant known as the echeveria. This stamp will be issued in panes of 10 subjects, with the official first-day city being San Francisco,...
DEAR ABBY: My husband decided to buy a house. I never wanted one and now I’m depressed. I am thankful that my husband provides for the family and puts a roof over our heads, but now that we are in our house, my days are spent doing chores, yard work, and cleaning, cleaning and cleaning. This is...
McDonald’s has been a household name for decades but not many of us know about its early years. ‘The Founder, ’released earlier this year, shows the early years when McDonald’s had only been open for 20 something years in California and had not become the standard for burgers that it is now. ...
Seventy years ago last 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-opening 5-3 victory over the visiting Boston Braves at Ebbets...
DEAR ABBY: I recently had sex. Afterward the man told me he had an STD. He then proceeded to explain why he told me after instead of being upfront with me. I’m paranoid about that kind of thing, and he knew it before we became intimate. Now I’m worried I have it too, and I’m breaking up with him...
While this writer was in Kansas Holy Week, I receive notification that an article was being written on the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board policy regarding hiking trails on Wildlife Management Areas. Upon my return, I read the article which is critical of the policy. My normal procedure...

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