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Is it right that people in nursing homes and families with disabled children should pay more taxes so corporations and wealthy Americans can pay less? That could be the worst part of the tax cut bill passed in the U.S. House last week. Republicans, including all six from Missouri and John...
DEAR ABBY: My husband’s sister “Cassie” and I got along well until we had kids. Our children are months apart in age, and parenting has brought out the differences in our beliefs in a way that has made it hard for us to get along. I’m a proponent of Western medicine. My kids are vaccinated. We...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, MA 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I use Outlook on my Dell PC for email (Hotmail). Recently, I get...
The basic cause of America’s student-loan crisis is no mystery: College tuition and fees continue to soar while the earnings of recent graduates remain flat. It shouldn’t be surprising that there’s also a straightforward way to lower the cost of a college degree: Reduce the amount of time it takes...
DEAR ABBY: I am a man who owns a large four-bedroom home, and I have two tenants. One pays the rent on time, helps with cleaning and yard work, and is an all-around great roommate. The other has been here for four months, has never paid his rent on time and always disappears when we must clear off...
The St. Louis Police Department has agreed to abide by tighter procedures to protect journalists from arrest while performing their jobs at scenes of protests. The procedures are better than the subjective and haphazard approach that led to the arrest of a Post-Dispatch reporter, among others,...
DEAR ABBY: I live with my fiance, and we are being married in eight months. When I asked him if he would go and stay with his parents or some friends on a weekend when my girlfriend comes into town so we can have girl time, he got highly offended and said he isn’t leaving “his” house. I pay more...
Stories about powerful men engaging in sexual misconduct are becoming so common that, as with mass shootings, the country is in danger of growing inured to them. But unlike the tragic news about that latest deranged, murderous gunman, the massive outpouring of previously repressed tales of sexual...
DEAR ABBY: I went through a divorce recently and have already found a woman I love. I have children — three boys and a daughter — I love very much. I’m currently paying child support to my ex for my 15-year-old daughter. The boys are grown and on their own. I’m a first-generation American from...
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ben Affleck, left, and Jason Momoa in a scene from "Justice League." Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP
The competition is heating up at the box office for superhero movies with the release of ‘Justice League’ from DC this weekend to take on Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ released two weeks ago and the subject of my review in the Nov. 13 edition.  Following the death of Superman, as seen in ‘Batman v...

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