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Now that the vast majority of his fellow Republicans have signaled their support, Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., is poised to ascend into the most powerful office no one seems to want: speaker of the House of Representatives. If he gave it more thought, perhaps Ryan would realize that the job's not...
DEAR ABBY: I am a recent nursing school graduate. My husband and I have a 1-year-old, and I just found out I'm pregnant again. I'd like to get a job as soon as I can. My question is, should I tell prospective employers I'm pregnant? I don't want to be passed over because of my "condition," but I...
Editor, Daily News The latest blunder by this administration was not giving Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, barely 40 years old, credit for being a combat death. He served 14 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, received 14 Bronze Stars, spent 20 years in the military and was a member of the Army...
Although she originally planned to concentrate on dramatic acting, Charlotte Rae's career soon deviated down the path to comedy at college, eventually leading to a prominent role in the popular 80s TV series "The Facts of Life." "I grew up in Wisconsin and couldn't wait to get to drama school at...
Across America, public schools are faced with a challenge almost unheard of a generation ago: dealing with a student population that isn't sorted neatly into boys and girls. A small but growing number of students and their families are demanding that schools make accommodations for transgender...
DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband and I have been back together for eight months. We were divorced for two years, during which time he remarried. We stayed in contact during his second marriage and he says he still loves me, so he left her.  He's now back with me after living on his own for a few months...
Believe it or not, Halloween is less than a week away, making this one of the most fun times of year to watch thrilling, suspenseful movies that make you jump off your seat...even just a little. 'Crimson Peak' made me do just that. Edith Cushing, played by Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland,...
Dear Ask Twin City Paws, I have friends who give their pets apples. Is that okay? Are there other kinds of "people food" that would be healthy for pets? - Fruit lover Dear Fruitlover, You didn't specify what kind of pet this is, but we will assume it's a dog, since cats aren't known to be...
Florida was warm and beautiful, but I learned an important lesson while I was down there; safety first. During a round of batting practice, I watched a friend - who was pitching - take a line drive to his forehead. It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced on a softball field. The...
Last Saturday the 4th annual New York State Ruffed Grouse Society Grouse and Woodcock Hunt took place at the On the Wing Grouse Camp in Ellenburg, N.Y. This writer has been a huntsman for that fundraiser all four years when supporters of the work of RGS spend their money to hunt their favorite...

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