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Marching into history

The piece lamented how rapidly local Civil War veterans were dying, and it listed the deceased — hundreds of them — by town and place of burial.

Rick's List — Call Me Rob Edition

Why do fighter pilots get to have all the cool names?

BIG TICKET

DEAR ABBY

Sister fears for young niece being raised in toxic home

DEAR ABBY: After many years, my sister and I finally have a decent relationship. I feel I can tell her about almost anything. My brother-in-law, "Aaron," is an alcoholic, and my sister enables him. When he drinks, his...

Pregnant bride-to-be faces choice between brothers

DEAR ABBY: When I was younger, I was engaged to a man I'll call "Jake." I was deeply in love with him, only to have my heart broken when he cheated on me, so I broke it off. A short time later, I developed feelings for his...

Newlywed is questioned about keeping her name

DEAR ABBY: I'm in my mid-30s and have just been married for the first time. I chose not to take my husband's last name for several reasons. I have a child from a previous relationship who shares my name; I have a unique name that...

Stepmom goes a step too far claiming children as her own

DEAR ABBY: My former husband had an affair years ago, and when our divorce was final, he married the woman he was involved with. I'll call her "Libby." Although I have moved on, it bothers me when she refers to my children...

Wife can't shake distrust of husband caught in a lie

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are 58 and getting ready to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We knew each other in college, but were just friends back then. After college, we married others and raised children. We stayed...

Man's serious health issues dominate 40-year marriage

DEAR ABBY: I married my husband 40 years ago. A few years later, he was diagnosed with diabetes. He refused to take care of himself and ended up with double leg amputations 13 years ago. He had prosthetics but wouldn't use them.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars June 2

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Listen carefully, and use the information you gather to assess your current situation and to revise...