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Dear Abby: I think my son’s wife is having an affair with my husband

DEAR ABBY: I suspect that something has been going on with my husband and our daughter-in-law. My husband has become obsessed with her, and they both seem to become nervous when they are around me at the same time. My husband is always checking to see when I’m leaving. Jeanne Phillips My son and daughter-in-law and their three kids live in our duplex, but my son isn’t home most of the day. Should I be concerned about what’s going on with them? Everything in me is telling me something is not right. WORRIED IN WISCONSIN DEAR WORRIED: I hope you are wrong, but if “everything in you” is telling you something is not right, listen to your intuition. Continue monitoring the situation and keep a journal of your observations. Related Articles Dear Abby: My son is furious that I wo

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Trump’s top spokespeople land plum gigs, White House names TJ Ducklo replacement: Here are the big job moves in Washington this week

Summary List PlacementIt wouldn't be Washington if there wasn't a blizzard of hires, moves, and shake-ups each week. Insider has compiled as many of these moves as we can for our weekly feature on the most important DC job changes you should know. Two of Trump's most prominent spokespeople, former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh, have made soft landings in new jobs. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden's Department of Health and Human Services went on a hiring spree as the administration continues to combat the pandemic. Plus, one of Facebook's highest-ranking public policy figures announced she's leaving the company. Below are some of the biggest moves we noticed this week. (PS: Be sure to check out our constantly updating guide ...

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Ron Klain praised Trump’s crisis playbook in an early 2017 op-ed. Political insiders are noticing how Biden’s chief of staff is taking a very different path in the White House.

Summary List PlacementNine days before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, veteran Democratic strategist Ron Klain penned an op-ed praising the incoming chief executive's crisis management playbook and pointed to a "new political reality" that he'd ushered into Washington. It would be "foolish to ignore how often his tactics were effective," wrote Klain, who served as a senior advisor for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. "The game has changed, and future political players of all stripes—and even corporate message makers, too—will surely want to take at least some tactical pages from the new Trump Playbook," Klain wrote for POLITICO Magazine. Now, six weeks into his tenure as White House chief of staff in the Biden administration, Klain doesn't appear to be following Trump's...

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Singapore built the world’s first bubble facility so people can travel for business without having to quarantine — and it’s in an expo center. We got a sneak peak of the rooms, facilities, and food.

Summary List PlacementAs the world rolls out COVID-19 vaccines and international travel remains largely grounded, Singapore has opened up what it says is the world's first bubble facility for non-quarantining business travelers. The facility, called Connect@Changi, will allow business travelers to bypass the city-state's mandatory 14-day quarantine — as long as they don't leave the facility. Inside, guests will stay in hotel-like rooms, have meals delivered to a cubbyhole outside their door, and conduct in-person business meetings with Singaporeans and professionals from around the world in rooms with air-tight glass panels and separate ventilation systems. "Without such a facility, travel options are essentially binary – either stay at home due to travel restrictions, or fly overseas a...

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Yo-yo club Norwich City rewarded for being a model of stability

Daniel Farke’s Norwich City look well placed to seal an instant return to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Norwich manager Daniel Farke could have been forgiven for asking chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty to give his post-match changing room speech on Wednesday night. Let’s take it one day at a time! Exercise caution! Things look good but it isn’t over yet! We must be patient! Do not get ahead of ourselves! Yes, he would have had to have said all of those things, but the Canaries’ controlled 1-0 win over nearest challengers Brentford was enough to put them ten points clear at the top of the Championship, prompting even the most cautious of pundits to phone the fat lady to tell her that she’s coming off furlough. Even with third-placed Swansea’s 11-point gap with two gam

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San Jose: Shooting leaves man with life-threatening injuries

SAN JOSE – A shooting in San Jose late Thursday left a man with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The shooting was reported at 10:20 p.m. in the 2200 block of Alum Rock Avenue, between Jose Figueres Avenue and Ketzal Way, the San Jose Police Department said in a tweet. No other information was immediately available. Units are currently at the scene of a shooting in the 2200 block of Alum Rock Av. One adult male with life threatening injuries. Unknown suspect/motive. Additional info when it becomes available. TOC 10:20pm pic.twitter.com/Ot5Sn7wYAo — San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 5, 2021 Check back for updates. Related Articles Gilroy: Couple accused of human trafficking lose liquor licenses San Jose neighborho...

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‘WandaVision,’ a sitcom sendup, was a pandemic parable, too

By Ted Anthony | Associated Press Imagine being trapped in the confines of your own neighborhood, losing a sense of the outside world — and of yourself — with each passing day. Things are seeming kind of flat lately, and sometimes downright colorless. Everything looks reasonably placid, but something’s not quite right with reality. The days feel … episodic. Does the world taper off at the end of the block? Does life loop back on itself? Are your neighbors with you, or against you? This has been the premise of “WandaVision,” Marvel’s latest foray into the intricate, immersive universe first cobbled together in the comics by Stan Lee six decades ago. Not incidentally, it’s also an apt description of life in many corners of America during this pandemic micromoment. In an era when meticulously

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A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD — In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of the landscape scattered and in ruins. Iraq was estimated to have nearly 1.5 million Christians before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. They date back to the first centuries of the religion and include Chaldean, Syriac, Assyrian and Armenian churches. Now, church officials estimate only a few hundred thousand, or even less, remain within Iraq’s borders. The rest are scattered across the globe, resettling in far-flung places like Australia, Canada and Sweden, as well as neighboring countries. Many of those who remain in Iraq feel abandoned, bitter and helpless, some wary of neighbors with whom th

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List PlacementGood morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started. 1. Jack Dorsey's digital-payments processor Square is buying a majority stake in Tidal, Jay-Z's music streaming platform. The $297-million deal will also bring the rapper onto Square's board of directors. Here's what we know.  2. Robinhood may drop its well-known confetti animations. Some critics say the animations make trading feel too much like a game. More on that here. 3. Google's parent company is working on a top-secret device that would give people superhuman hearing. Dubbed "Wolverine," the augmented-reality technology would change the future of hearing. We have an exclusive look inside the futuristic project.  4. YouTube will reverse its ban on Do...

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Nicole Scherzinger sizzles in blinged-up bodysuit in sexy teaser for Luis Fonsi collaboration

Nicole Scherzinger means business (Picture: Bingo Blitz)Nicole Scherzinger is making a sultry return to music this month alongside Latin superstar Luis Fonsi and, if the teaser is anything to go by, she means business.   The dynamic duo have teamed up on the new track, She’s BINGO, which promises to make those warm spring days even more sizzling.  In an exclusive photo from the music video shared with Metro.co.uk, Nicole is flanked by two dancers in grey suits but she commands all the attention, standing out in a stunning bodysuit adorned with jewels while striking a fierce pose.  Luis is also seen standing under neon strobe lights with a larger group of the suited and booted dancers.  She’s BINGO, set for release on Monday, is produced by MC Blitzy and was organised by the f...

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Carjackings reported on Southwest Side

Three carjackings were reported Monday on the Southwest Side. | GettyA group of teenagers carjacked at least three drivers Monday on the Southwest Side, police said. Three drivers were carjacked Monday by a group of teenagers on the Southwest Side. In each incident, carjackers approached someone sitting or exiting their vehicle and implied they had a gun, before demanding the vehicle, Chicago police said. The carjackings happened: About 8:45 a.m. in the 6600 block of South Albany Avenue; About 9 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Kostner Avenue; and About 6:45 p.m. in the 4100 block of South Pulaski Road. The group of carjackers includes one teen girl between 16 and 18 years old and one to four males between 16 and 19 years old, according to police. The male teens were described as 5-...

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Guatemala woman, 23, is among 13 killed in California crash

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — One of the 13 people killed when the SUV smuggling them into California hit a tractor-trailer was a 23-year-old woman who was fleeing violence in Guatemala for the hope of a better life, family members said. Yesenia Magali Melendrez Cardona had told her father she wanted to follow in his footsteps and go to the United States, where he had started a new life 15 years earlier, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. “She couldn’t reach the American dream,” her father, Maynor Melendrez of New York, told the paper in Spanish. He arrived in California on Wednesday. “There are no words,” he said. “I couldn’t see her again, I couldn’t hug her.” Yesenia and her mother, 46-year-old Verlyn Cardona, were among 25 people packed into a 1997 Ford Expedition that drove through a

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Dija launches 10-minute grocery deliveries in London after generating big investor buzz

Summary List PlacementThe latest area of tech hype is superfast grocery delivery. Startup investors are banking on a shift in consumer behavior towards online convenience, particularly in last-mile, super-local grocery delivery. One of the buzziest European companies in the space, London-based Dija, has just launched its full product in several neighborhoods in London, promising 10-minute deliveries for everyday essentials. It will offer a flat delivery fee and claims that if it's late, users will get three months of free deliveries to compensate.  Insider reported on Dija's inception in November 2020 when the startup was at the center of a bidding war between startup funds, weeks after its incorporation and before its website or app was even live. The company, cofounded by former Deli...

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Gilroy: Couple accused of human trafficking lose liquor licenses

GILROY – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Thursday revoked the liquor licenses of a couple accused of forcing an Indian man to work without pay and keeping him under lock and key at one of their businesses in Gilroy. Revocation notices were posted at M&M Liquors at 7901 Westwood Drive and at Gavilan Market at 8110 Westwood Drive. The move follows an investigation by the ABC and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office that revealed “labor human trafficking,” the ABC said in a news release. According to prosecutors, the liquor license holders – Amarjit and Balwinder Mann, both 66 – tricked a man who traveled from India into working at M&M Liquors. He reportedly worked 15-hour shifts seven days a week, slept in a storage room, bathed in a mop bucke...

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