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Good, bad of pandemic-era crime rates

Here’s some positive news from the crime beat: It is reported that, nationwide, robberies, rapes, drug offenses and burglaries are down during the first half of 2020. This trend is one of the rare good things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer people have been venturing out the ...

Are today’s Leftists truly Marxists?

Most people who call themselves Marxists know very little of Karl Marx’s life and have never read his three-volume “Das Kapital.” Volume I was published in 1867, the only volume published before Marx’s death in 1883. Volumes II and III were later edited and published in his name by his ...

Ask the kids: K-12 students sound off

NEW YORK (AP) — Parents have weighed in on reopening schools. Teachers have weighed in. Public health experts, too, along with cities, states and President Donald Trump. But what about the kids themselves? As the grown-ups fret, kindergartners to high schoolers faced with a range of ...

WORLD BRIEFING

Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international skepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in dozens of people. President ...

Grandparents upset by poolside overexposure

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are in our 60s and have a swimming pool that our kids and grandkids like to visit. Our issue is that our granddaughter wears a bathing suit that shows her bum. It isn’t a thong, but close to it. She’s 16 and starting her junior year of high school this year. ...

Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country’s largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, taking in $4 million as it charged up to four times more per carton, state Attorney General Letitia James charged in a lawsuit Tuesday. James claims that in March and ...

PBS becomes venue for the Dems

Fifty years after the Public Broadcasting Service launched, we’re still seeing our taxpayer subsidies transform into Democratic donations during election years. On Aug. 4, “PBS NewsHour” hatched a love-in with Dr. Jill Biden. Anchor Judy Woodruff hit every Joe Biden campaign talking ...

Let’s avoid the dueling dogma

On Thursday, President Donald Trump landed here in Cleveland and had barely plodded across the tarmac before declaring that Joe Biden would “hurt God.” I struggle for the words to convey my joy. That Trump thinks Biden could inflict injury on God gives us a good idea of just how much ...

Biden’s defense of Obamacare

WASHINGTON — President Trump continues to attack the Affordable Care Act as a socialist giveaway, promising an unspecified replacement soon. Meanwhile, prospective Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is promoting the popular Obama health care program to solidify his strong grip on the ...

Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray’s New York home

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive fire engulfed cooking show star Rachael Ray’s New York home, authorities said. As many as 16 local fire departments responded to the fire at Ray’s home in Lake Luzerne, New York, which started around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Brian LaFlure, fire ...