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Harriette Cole: I’m afraid my husband is turning our gentle son into a bully

DEAR HARRIETTE: My son has been getting bullied and teased at school. My son is the more gentle type who likes magic and books. So he easily becomes sensitive when other kids take things from him or if he doesn’t get his way. Harriette Cole My husband has been trying to teach him how to stand up for himself. But my husband is really just teaching our son how to be a bigger bully back. The kids tease and make jokes, so my husband has been teaching him jokes to throw back at the kids. He teaches him how to block punches and how to defend himself. But I hear about this type of story all the time. A kid that is introduced to that type of power who never knew how to use it before can end up being the bigger bully at school. I feel like my husband is training a monster in the making. What’s the

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Miss Manners: I don’t want this man hanging out on my porch anymore

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Prior to the pandemic, I used to meet up with an old friend of nearly 20 years a few nights a week at a local watering hole, and we would also watch football together on Sundays at my house. Come March, the pandemic hit and we all quarantined, me with my college-aged daughter and him by himself. We kept in touch, and when I would order groceries, I would get him food as well, keeping some distance while I delivered to his back door. Well, restrictions were loosened, and we have both tested negative for the coronavirus (so has my daughter). The bars and restaurants are only starting to reopen now, but for the past six weeks, he has taken an Uber to my house every night for “porch drinking,” which consists of him drinking large amounts of whiskey (which he brings) and rete

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Dear Abby: She insulted me, and still expects me to give her gifts

DEAR ABBY: My brother and his wife have been married for 40 years. They moved out of state 10 years ago. We no longer get together for holidays, and the only time I talk to my brother is when it concerns our parents (whom I take care of). Two years ago, my sister-in-law informed me that she never really cared for me and has issues with my family. When I asked her why, she accused me of being a liar. I don’t know why she feels this way. I talked to my brother about it, and his answer was vague. Related Articles Dear Abby: My fiancee says sex with co-worker is just blowing off steam Dear Abby: Can I write and tell her the harm she’s causing her children? Dear Abby: My daughter’s fashion choice embarrassed me

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ICE agents told to ‘be ready’ to protect federal property and quell protests on Election Day

Summary List PlacementImmigration and Customs Enforcement agents have reportedly been told by the Department of Homeland security to remain on standby to protect federal property in Washington, DC, on or after Election Day, according to NBC News. ICE has never been reported to provide security on Election Day, although the agency has provided extra security on inauguration days in the past. According to NBC News's reporting, anonymous DHS and ICE officials said that the extra agents would be deployed due to the nationwide protests throughout 2020 and "attacks seen on federal property." In June, President Trump issued an executive order expanding powers for ICE, CBP, and Federal Protective Service, sending federal agents into Portland and other American cities. President Trump alleged th...

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Teen boy shot in Humboldt Park

A 17-year-old boy was shot Oct. 31, 2020, in the 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard. | Adobe Stock Photo About 12:50 a.m., he was sitting in a parked car in the 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard, when two males approached and fired shots. A 17-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot Saturday in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side. About 12:50 a.m., he was sitting in a parked car in the 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard, when two males approached and fired shots, Chicago police said. He was struck in the back and brought to Stroger Hospital for treatment, police said. Area Four detectives are investigating. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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4 injured in car crash in Englewood

Four people, including two girls, were injured in a car crash Oct. 30, 2020, in the 1800 block of West 59th Street. | Sun-Times file photo Two girls from the crash, 5 and 6, were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition. Four people, including two girls, were injured Friday in a car crash in Englewood on the South Side. About 8:10 p.m., a 38-year-old man was driving a red Chevy sedan west on 59th Street, when he swerved to avoid a vehicle and struck a tree in the 1800 block of West 59th Street, Chicago police said. The driver and a 31-year-old woman passenger were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, police said. Two girls, 5 and 6, were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital also in fair condition. Chicago police are investigating the crash. ...

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Most Arab Americans plan to vote for Joe Biden but support for Trump has also grown among Arab American Republicans, according to a new poll

Summary List PlacementMost Arab American voters plan to vote for Joe Biden over Donald J. Trump in the 2020 election, according to a new poll conducted in the second week of October by the Washington, DC-based Arab American Institute (AAI).  The study, which was completed by 805 respondents, indicated that 59% of Arab Americans polled support Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and 35% support President Donald J. Trump. The poll also asked respondents questions about foreign and domestic policies related to both candidates. Trump's support among Arab American Republicans has grown, according to AAI. In 2016 the polling found that 58% of Arab American voters supported Hillary Clinton and 25% supported Donald Trump, showing that this year, his percentage points jumped up 10%.  A sepa...

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American Medical Association slams Trump’s claim that doctors are making money from listing COVID-19 as cause of death, as cases continue to climb

Summary List PlacementThe American Medical Association hit back on Friday after President Donald Trump falsely suggested doctors are inflating COVID-19 death counts for money, as cases continue to climb across the country. During a Michigan rally on Friday, the president lamented the increase in coronavirus cases, blaming it on an increase in testing, a claim his own testing czar has disputed. He then said doctors are improperly citing COVID-19 as a cause of death in some cases for monetary gain. "You know, our doctors get more money if someone dies from COVID. You know that, right?" Trump asked the crowd. He characterized US doctors on the frontlines of coronavirus as saying, "When in doubt, choose COVID," for the cause of death. "Our doctors get more money if someone dies from...

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US again shatters record number of daily new COVID-19 cases with 97,080 — as case numbers continue to grow much faster than testing, despite Trump’s claims

Summary List PlacementThe US hit a record number of new daily coronavirus cases with 97,080 on Friday, as case numbers continue to grow much faster than testing, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project. The Project counted nearly 1.4 million tests that same day, with nearly 47,000 people hospitalized for COVID-19 and a daily death count of 933. The data also showed that case numbers are rising much more sharply than the number of tests being administered, which The Project called "an indication of uncontrolled spread" of the virus. This contradicts President Donald Trump, who has said repeatedly in recent weeks that the number of coronavirus cases is growing due to increased testing. Case growth is far outpacing testing through the US, suggesting that current case surg...

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CDC officials are considering a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable first — including people of color

Summary List PlacementExperts advising the Director of the Centers for Disease Control are looking at a measure that would widely distribute a COVID-19 vaccine first to the highest hit areas, usually, areas with a large percentage of people of color, The New York Times reported.  The CDC advisory group said it would be just and fair to set aside the limited supply for this group since that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.  "I see this as a seismic shift," Harald Schmidt, an assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania told The Times. "We can't go back to colorblind allocation." Business Insider previously reported that Black Americans and people of color have been infected with and have died from COVID-19 at a much higher...

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Horoscope for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020

Moon Alert There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Taurus. Aries (March 21-April 19) It’s Halloween, and, naturally, this is also a day full of surprises! “Trick or treat!” For your sign, these surprises might also relate to the wealth of your partner or someone else, or inheritances, or something to do with shared property. It’s good day to finish old business, especially something started before Oct. 7. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Oh my! Today the sun is opposite Uranus, which is currently in your sign. This makes you feel rebellious, independent and eager for adventure and excitement. You want something new and different to happen (which very likely will be the case because today is Halloween). Hmmm, the timing is fortuitous. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Som

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$10 million in new federal funding will help get broadband to some rural Utah communities

Ivan Christensen, Millard School District transportation director, tapes a Wi-Fi password to the window of a school bus in Delta on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The district is helping students who may lack home internet access for school assignments from falling behind by parking school buses equipped with Wi-Fi around the district. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — New, multimillion-dollar grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday will help make some inroads, albeit small ones, for the 100,000-plus Utahns who have no access to high-speed internet service. The gap between those who do, and do not, have robust internet connectivity, also known as the digital divide, has been underscored by restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, with reside

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East Oakland injury shooting under investigation

OAKLAND — Police were at the scene of an injury shooting in an East Oakland neighborhood Friday night, authorities said. Just after 8:30 p.m., police responded to reports of ShotSpotter activity near 89rd Avenue and International Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been sitting in a vehicle in the 1400 block of 89th when he was struck by at least one gunshot to his torso, and began working to provide life-saving care. Other officers arrived and found additional evidence of a shooting, including multiple casings on the ground. Officers worked to control traffic control by blocking off 89th Avenue between International Boulevard and Holly Street and westbound International traffic at 90th Avenue. The man’s condition was not immediately available late Friday. For infor...

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1 killed, 3 seriously wounded in Morgan Park shooting

Four people were shot, one fatally, in Morgan Park Friday night. | Sun-Times file photo The shooting happened about 9:25 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department officials. Four people were wounded, one fatally, in a shooting Friday in Morgan Park on the Far South Side. The shooting happened about 9:25 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. A 32-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene, fire officials said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not identified him. The other three who were shot, including a 16-year-old boy, were in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said. Two of them — the teen and a 27-year-old man — were taken to Christ Medical Center, while a 30-yea...

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