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Dear Annie

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Dear Annie: I was given up for adoption at four months old and was adopted by my maternal grandparents. I was raised as an only child, even though I knew who my siblings were and saw them regularly. My biological mother sowed seeds of hatred and division between my siblings and myself at every opportunity.
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In His Own Right: Amid a Pandemic, Joe Kennedy III Turns Heads

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The inhabitants of Chelsea, Massachusetts, have known tough times for a long time, long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit them hard. Almost half of Chelsea's population consists of recent immigrants, largely from Latin America, and almost 1 in 5 lived below the poverty line even before the virus struck and wiped out the economy. Massachusetts has suffered badly from the coronavirus, and the Chelsea community has suffered worst of all, its densely packed residents infected at the highest rate in the state. "I have been dropping off food boxes for people at their homes during the pandemic and I have seen up to twelve people living in a two bedroom apartment," says Gladys Vega, executive director of the Chelsea Collaborative. "That's our reality."
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Dear Annie

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Dear Annie: I've been applying for jobs but having no luck. I did interview at two places this month. It did not work out at either. I'm wondering about one part of the interview. When they ask if I have any questions for them, what am I supposed to say? I really need work and, honestly, don't need to know anything except whether I have the job. I tend to blank out and say no, thanking them for their time. Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. -- Striking Out
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The Virus Slightly Cools the Planet. Can It Do More?

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Some say the pandemic has become a permanent ally in the fight against climate catastrophe. It has jump-started a drop in the burning of fossil fuels, and that will continue. Others say this is short-term thinking: The public may abandon its concerns over global warming as it tries to climb out of the economic hole left by the COVID-19 lockdowns. Let's accentuate the positive.