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If Democrats want to nominate someone for president who knows the ins and outs of government and is adept at political maneuver, they might very well choose, not former vice president Joe Biden, the Mr. Put-It-Together of the Obama administration, but Elizabeth Warren, the liberal fire-brand whose mantra is, "I've got a plan for that."

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I would imagine that most of us have talked about not being too judgmental because we never know what others are going through.

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I never met my great-grandfather, although I’ve seen pictures of him. The one I treasure most is a family photo, similar to those images on an Ancestry.com commercial, where he is sitting with his wife and older daughters. (The sons would arrive later.) He’s wearing a hat and a solemn expres…

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One can find a decent amount of printed thought on living the life of your dreams. Typically this sentiment predicates itself too often around the carefree, do your own thing approach that either avoids immediate realities or brings into question normal adult responsibilities.

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My son was pressed into a business trip to Boston, so they called in the second string to hang with Zoey. Because I had had trouble falling asleep the night before and because I woke up at 6:30 a.m., the day started with some pre-existing challenges. I was tired, but that wasn’t gonna keep m…

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Shortly before Congress adjourned for its summer break, what it aggrandizingly likes to refer to as “constituent work days,” the House of Representatives passed a horrible immigration bill.

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Here are the ages that the top presidential candidates will be on Inauguration Day, 2021: Bernie Sanders, 79; Joe Biden, 78; Donald Trump, 74; and Elizabeth Warren, 71.

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It’s a simple reality that Joseph and Mary were Jesus’ earthly father and mother. So we can honestly say that God knows what it is like to have parents. And Joseph’s father was Jacob (Matthew 1:15-16). How well Jesus knew his grandparents on either side is conjecture, but it seems reasonable…

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It’s coming to a close for the kids, summer vacation that is, and that always makes me sad for their sake. The freedom, fun and opportunities of summer are quickly dissipating. Yes, it’s different from the summers of the ’50s and ’60s when we spent countless hours playing marbles, looking fo…

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So here’s another reminder that the soul of who we are as a nation, our fundamental conception of ourselves as a people, is on the line in the 2020 election.

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Our vote for president is the most “personal” vote we Americans get to cast. We’re far more likely to base our choice for the U.S. House or the Senate on issues — such as health care costs, immigration or the environment — than we are our presidential choice. In a presidential campaign, we v…

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(Ext. 10 Downing Street, nighttime. The lights of London shine in the late evening. Revelers wander in and out of pubs. Big Ben stretches imperiously against a July sky. Inside No 10, a phone rings.)

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We all have physical bodies and bodies, even those of the world’s best athletes, have limitations. You can run, swim, jump, ski, wrestle, box and dance fast and far, but for only so much, and only for so long.

Death Notices

BABYAK - Carole E., 83, of Crucible, October 2.

CALVERT - Bettie M. Wagener, 100, of Waynesburg, October 5.

GARRETT - Diane, 57, of Clarksville (Pitt Gas), September 24.

KEYS - Barbara J. Tennant, 68, of Waynesburg, October 1.

RICE - Margaret T., 79 of Clarksville (Williamstown), October 6.

RULONG - Donna J., 65, of Crucible, September 28.

SHINE - Victor "Vic," 82, of Greensboro, October 7.

STAGGERS - Stormie Grace, the infant daughter of Skyler Staggers of Nemacolin and Isaiah Rex of Crucible, October 5.

STEPHANIK - Anna Julia, 24, of Waynesburg, October 7.

Full obituaries can be purchased and placed through the Regional Obit Center, 800-222-6397.

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