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In a rare and heartening example of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have united around a proposal for a major reform of federal criminal sentencing laws. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 unveiled last week by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E....
DEAR ABBY: My husband enjoys sitting around (among other activities) naked. We live in a subdivision with 700 homes. I have asked him repeatedly to stop, join a nudist group or go home to his mother - whatever! He says he's sorry, blah blah blah. But it doesn't stop happening. The deputies have...
The U.S. bombing attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was grotesque, lasting more than half an hour and burning people alive - medical staff and patients alike - in the kind of facility that international rules of war recognize as a safe haven. There should have...
Editor's Note: Questions should be directed to the PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library at info@athollibrary.org or by mail at Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, MA 01331, or dropped off at the library. --- Dear PC Doctor: I opened a funny little compartment on my phone and a...
DEAR ABBY: I am a widow in my early 50s. While I was dating a prominent OB-GYN, I found out that he's involved in criminal activity - operating a so-called "pill mill." On our last date he asked me to join an escort service he was starting. I notified the medical board of the state he's...
In the letters column of this newspaper last week, an Athol resident praised the treatment he received in the Athol Hospital emergency room. Like the writer, I have been grateful to the hospital for taking care of me as an inpatient and outpatient, and I remain proud of my service there as its...
In the letters column of this newspaper last week, an Athol resident praised the treatment he received in the Athol Hospital emergency room. Like the writer, I have been grateful to the hospital for taking care of me as an inpatient and outpatient, and I remain proud of my service there as its...
Editor, Daily News How to reduce gun violence? How about enforcing the laws that exist? How about mental health professionals report to the authorities their clients who say they will harm others? That is their job. The Oregon shooter was on a list of known/suspected Islamic terrorists. The...
DEAR ABBY: I was invited to a small gathering of women. I arrived punctually, was greeted by the hostess and asked if I wanted some water to drink. I accepted. As I looked around the room, everyone else had a glass of wine. When one other woman arrived a little while later and joined our group,...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stands as one of the federal government's premier agencies for studying public health and the behaviors that affect it, such as the links between distracted driving (texting) and fatal motor vehicle accidents. So it stands to reason that the CDC would...

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