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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel around the moon? Next year, two people will reportedly be taking this trip of a lifetime. What they will see and experience on the mythical celestial object that orbits our Earth is anyone’s guess. Until now, only highly trained astronauts...
On March 3, 23-year-old Jonathan Morales, a student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, died when he fell from a fourth-floor balcony after drinking with friends to celebrate a student tradition known as “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.” He probably would be alive today, instead of...
President Trump signed another executive order temporarily banning citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. This is the Trump administration’s second attempt at this controversial policy, and, while the newest iteration is not as disconcerting as the...
Before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, many Floridians struggled to survive in a world of barriers, like curbs and stairs impassible to wheelchair users or menus that a blind person couldn’t see. And passage of the law has opened doors for millions of people shut out of activities...
DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for two years. Until recently, we were inseparable and I loved his company. I got a job that required me to temporarily relocate and be on my own, so we saw each other only every other week. During that time, I gained a better understanding of who I am and...
All too often, American military veterans find themselves struggling with mental health and substance abuse problems — often related to service-related issues like post-traumatic stress disorder. Unsupported, these problems can lead to poverty, homelessness and involvement with the criminal...
Medical professionals have the right to protect people — that’s what a federal appeals court in Florida unanimously ruled on Feb. 16 when it said doctors can’t be penalized for discussing gun safety with their patients. It was a well-deserved comeuppance for the gun lobby and its latest ploy to...
The federal government’s “war on drugs” has been a spectacular failure here in the U.S., but that still pales in comparison to its monumental debacle in Afghanistan. One of the goals of the massive reconstruction effort in Afghanistan was to eradicate the country’s opium production, whose...
Last June, Attorney General Loretta Lynch met on an airport tarmac with former President Bill Clinton. Republicans had a conniption fit because the two might have talked about an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices. Now we discover that the new attorney general, Jeff Sessions,...
President Donald J. Trump rose to the occasion Tuesday night with an address to a joint session of Congress that delighted supporters, reassured some critics and signaled economic policies that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 300 points the next day to close over 21,000 for the...

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