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The Justice Department is treading into dangerous waters by obtaining a warrant to search the computer IDs of all 1.3 million people who visited a website that advocated protests against President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The group, DisruptJ20, draws its name from the Jan. 20 inauguration date...
 The lawn in front of the Wheeler Mansion could be in the first scene of a horror movie, or maybe a movie with a happy ending.  Photo by Gail Oswald
Tall weeds growing on the lawn in front of the massive Wheeler Mansion, 75 East Main St., Orange, give a clear signal that all is not well there. I’ve done some preliminary research into the situation, and a little further down in this column, I will tell you what I know. But first, here are the...
Diversity is a much-bandied about term these days, but two recent news items demonstrate that the practical application of diversity has its limits. CBS Sports reported that more than 130,000 pro football fans have signed a Change.org petition calling for a boycott of NFL sponsors because the...
DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for three years. I am pregnant with twins, and we already have a son together. His daughter lives with us as well. With this pregnancy coming to term, I keep throwing hints to him about us becoming engaged, but he brushes them off. I know he’s the person...
Editor, Daily News Aug. 19 is National Honey Bee Day, a day to celebrate one of the most important and widespread pollinators of our food and flowers. And we need to do more to protect honey bees and all of our pollinators. Honey bees pollinate many of the foods we eat, from blueberries to...
DEAR ABBY: My mother is dating a married man, and this is not the first time. While I love her, I don’t think what she’s doing is right. This affair has been going on for years. I tried broaching the subject with her, but she said it’s her business and unless I’m helping to pay her bills, I don’...
Google takes every opportunity to express its support for a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. As CEO Sundar Pichai recently said, “We strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves.” Well, as it turns out, not so much. Google terminated an employee last week for...
DEAR ABBY: I am in an interracial relationship with a guy whose parents don’t support our being together because I’m from a different race and culture than he is. Our countries of origin were antagonistic in the past. When his parents tell him to break off relations with me, he listens patiently...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue four “Flowers From The Garden” stamps on Aug. 16. The self-adhesive forever first-class rate stamps will depict red camellias and yellow forsythia in a yellow pitcher; white peonies and tree peonies in a clear vase; blue hydrangeas in a blue pot; and white...
Mankind is not always friendly to things that are different and potentially dangerous. In ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ which was released earlier this year, we see just how true this really is.  In the early 1970s a monster hunting scientist named Bill Randa, played by John Goodman (Roseanne, The Big...

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