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Dear Annie: Woman should welcome husband’s daughter to home, not become wicked stepmother

DEAR ANNIE: When I married my husband, it was me and my 17-year-old daughter. My husband had two grown daughters, a 36- and a 38-year-old who lived with their mother. Now, after seven years of marriage, one daughter is asking if she could live with us if she got into a bind. It’s totally awkward because I don’t really know her that well and she really didn’t have a relationship with him until a year ago. She’s been living on her own for a year, and her relationship with her mother is strained. My issue is with him comparing our children’s situation. He questions why his daughter shouldn’t be able to come stay with us if she got into a bind because my daughter lives with us. I told him my daughter has always lived with us from the beginning, and now it’s a problem. I don’t know what to do. -- Family Drama.
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Pa. lawmaker’s bill targeting transgenders in sports is a lousy election year gimmick | Letter

I’m writing to share my thoughts on HB-972, aka the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” that was introduced by Pennsylvania state Rep. Barb Gleim and passed through the House. This bill is an egregious overreach by state Republicans. The bill is intended to ban transgender youth from playing on public sports teams that align with their gender identities.
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Palmer police, firefighters injured as they battle flames to rescue hurt driver

Palmer Township police and firefighters were injured Saturday night as they battled flames to rescue a driver hurt in a two-vehicle crash. A crash with people trapped was reported at 9:25 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, west of Vanburen Road, township police said. As emergency personnel were responding to the crash scene, township police and fire learned a male was trapped in a burning vehicle.
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Powder puff game for Nazareth Area tweens returns. It’s raised $45K for charity.

The Nazareth Area Middle School’s powder puff football game for charity returns later this month after a two-year lapse, according to a news release. The powder puff game has raised $45,000 for charity over its seven-year history and sent four children to Walt Disney World through the Dream Come True organization, according to David Lutte. He’s the “commissioner” of the game and an eighth-grade social studies teacher at the Upper Nazareth Township school.
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Disney toys, Harry Potter toothbrushes and a smile. How N.J. man helped Ukrainian refugees.

James Buehler was frantically running through a mall in Warsaw, Poland, searching for a store that sold suitcases. It was to replace a now broken bag that had been used by a woman and her son to carry all that was left from their lives in the Ukraine. The bag had broken at the nearby train station, leaving everything they owned strewn across the pavement.
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Dear Abby: Teacher’s spouse concerned by toll the job has taken

DEAR ABBY: My husband’s job brings him a great deal of unhappiness, but he doesn’t want to quit. He has been a high school Spanish teacher for 13 years. It’s the only career he’s ever known. There have always been ups and downs, but the problems over the past few years seem to be that the majority of kids at his school, and the school environment in general, has become increasingly apathetic, dysfunctional and lacking in civility.
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