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Today in History for June 16

Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2021. There are 198 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, "A house ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for June 16

Would you admit that sometimes the Mercury retrograde is a very convenient excuse for why things don't go according to plan? And next week, we'll also have the excuse of a Jupiter retrograde putting the squeeze on funds, so "the check is in the mail" will be echoed world-round, along with the ...

Tension with father’s family

Dear Annie: My older brother and I have been dealing with a touchy situation for years. We are both adopted; our parents divorced when we were very young, and they both remarried. Our adoptive father was abusive, and our mother had her own share of issues stemming from major depression. We ...

Colonoscopy is still the best screening test for colon cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a colonoscopy scheduled for mid-May. I spoke with the physician assistant, and she read me the warnings about possible punctures and possible bleeding afterward. With a puncture, she said a colostomy bag is required for three to four months. If there's bleeding afterward, ...

Hints From Heloise for June 16

Dear Heloise: I use lemons a lot for the zesty taste that they give a number of dishes. I was going to make a recipe that called for the lemon zest as well as fresh squeezed lemon juice, but my lemons went bad only a couple of days after I bought them. Now, as soon as I get home from shopping, ...

Today in History for June 15

Today is Tuesday, June 15, the 166th day of 2021. There are 199 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 15, 1215, England's King John put his seal to Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") at Runnymede. On this date: In 1775, the Second Continental Congress voted ...