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Anthony Ramos and Christopher Jackson explain why the ‘Hamilton’ film is exactly what we need right now

Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in

“Just you wait.” The oft-repeated lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s title character throughout the epic opening number of “Hamilton” promises plenty of magic to come. For fans who’ve longed to experience the ultrabuzzy, Tony-winning, constantly...

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Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is joining CNBC for a nightly newscast

Shepard Smith, a longtime anchor on Fox News, is joining NBCUniversal’s CNBC, where he will helm a new nightly newscast in a bid to broaden the cable network’s audience. Smith will have his own hour-long program, “The...


CBS's 'Tough as Nails' tries to celebrate hard work, but its tough talk smacks of class divide

Everyone's super touchy these days, which may explain why the exuberance of CBS's disappointing new reality competition series, "Tough as Nails," strikes such a sour note in its attempt to showcase the spirit and resolve of Americans working in...

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Rocks in my head: A top geologist sets me straight

Former state geologist Ralph Lewis cleared up a few misconceptions about rocks the other day while hiking with our small group through the 201-acre Candlewood Hill Wildlife Management Area in Groton.

Rick's List — "FANNN-tastic!" Edition

"FANNN-tastic!" I will never read or hear the word "fantastic" again without thinking of my friend John Bresser's distinctive pronunciation thereof. When you saw John, which I did most mornings in The Day newsroom until he retired, and we...

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New feelings for longtime are not reciprocated

DEAR ABBY: My longtime friend "Bonnie" and I have been reconnecting during COVID, mostly via text and video chatting. She's recently moved back to my area (she's in the military), so we spent a weekend together helping her move...

Heartbreak awaits sons when dad is released from prison

DEAR ABBY: Three years ago, I found out my husband had sexually abused one of his nieces. He took a lie detector test, failed it and confessed. Learning the truth was devastating, and I felt like a fool for having believed...

Family breadwinner gives good health short shrift

DEAR ABBY: I have a wonderful husband of almost 20 years and two teenage children. My husband is incredibly hardworking in his stressful career and has provided a very comfortable life for us. The trouble is, he puts work ahead...

Ex-wife balks at inviting other woman to son's graduation

DEAR ABBY: My husband of nearly 22 years and I divorced last year after he told me he didn't want to be married anymore and didn't know if he ever loved me. Since our split, he has bought a home with another woman —...

Neighbor retreats into house after stunning request

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 60-year-old woman. My house is on a corner lot. Just about every time I walk outside, a male neighbor of mine stares at me. He looks like a hobo. I felt bad for him, so when he came to the edge of his yard,...

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