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Markey throws shade at Kennedy family in Senate primary brawl

BOSTON — Sen. Ed Markey is going where few Massachusetts Democrats have dared to go before. He’s not only attacking his challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, he’s throwing shade at the Kennedy family, the state’s equivalent of political royalty.

In an ever more contentious battle between a septuagenarian senator and the scion of one of the nation’s best-known dynasties, Markey is calling out specific Kennedy family members by name, needling the wealth and privilege that attaches to the family name, and even drawing from the Kennedy myth in his bid to fend off his youthful challenger.

At one time, that approach might have been a career-killer in Massachusetts Democratic politics. Yet Markey has employed it successfully to help narrow a double-digit polling gap with the primary just over two weeks away.

“It’s unconventional. That’s the only way to put it,” said Democratic strategist Wilnelia Rivera, who advised Rep. Ayanna Pressley

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‘I come from a Black and Jewish family’

Nick Cannon learned he comes from a Jewish family after making anti-Semitic comments. (Fabrizio Benschz/Reuters)
Nick Cannon learned he comes from a Jewish family after making anti-Semitic comments. (Fabrizio Benschz/Reuters)

Nick Cannon wants to atone for making anti-Semitic comments. The Masked Singer host, 39, appeared on the American Jewish Committee’s online program AJC Advocacy Anywhere for a candid conversation with Rabbi Noam Marans. Cannon and Marans, AJC’s director of interreligious and intergroup relations, have been meeting in recent weeks so the comedian can better understand the impact of his “hurtful words.”

“I must first say, I’m sorry,” Cannon said at the beginning of the hourlong conversation on Monday. He compared the situation he’s found himself in to when his kids, whom he shares with Mariah Carey, go outside “and throw rocks.”

“When a rock hits someone, the first thing you do is say ‘I apologize’ … and then we’ll deal with why you were throwing rocks,” Cannon explained. “My words hurt people.”

The comedian apologized

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Online teaching will be a family affair for the Burrills in the Santa Clarita Valley

West Ranch baseball coach Casey Burrill, who teaches AP Computer Science, and his wife, Kristin, who teaches seventh-grade P.E., are going to be instructing students from home starting Tuesday. <span class="copyright">(Corey Burrill)</span>
West Ranch baseball coach Casey Burrill, who teaches AP Computer Science, and his wife, Kristin, who teaches seventh-grade P.E., are going to be instructing students from home starting Tuesday. (Corey Burrill)

When the new school year begins Tuesday in the Santa Clarita Valley, classes will be taught online, but Brady and Jennifer Burrill will not be working from home.

Burrill, who serves as an assistant baseball coach at Valencia West Ranch High, plans to teach Advanced Placement calculus from his classroom. His wife will teach Advanced Placement statistics from her classroom at Valencia High. Both said staying home is not an option with children ages 5 and 9.

“Functionally for us, there’s no way,” Brady said. “Our 5-year-old is starting kindergarten. She will want her mom and dad to help with everything all the time. My wife and I are passionate about teaching and pretty loud when we talk. All

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Fauci Family Receives Both Death Threats, Thanked For Work

GEORGETOWN — Some people revere him. Some people despise him. Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a household name since the coronavirus first broke out in the United States. The immunologist who lives near north Bethesda is the White House’s health advisor throughout this world-changing pandemic who has weathered attacks from some officials, including President Donald Trump, for his recommendations and insight.

Even as Fauci and his family have been the target of death threats, neighbors have recently put up signs to thank him for his work.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has had a tight security team since at least early April after he and his family received serious threats pertaining to his work designed to slow the spread of the virus. He spoke about it in a recent interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Harvard’s School of Public Health website that

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Online teaching will be a family affair for Burrills

West Ranch baseball coach Casey Burrill, who teaches AP Computer Science, and his wife, Kristin, who teaches seventh-grade P.E., are going to be instructing students from home starting Tuesday. <span class="copyright">(Corey Burrill)</span>
West Ranch baseball coach Casey Burrill, who teaches AP Computer Science, and his wife, Kristin, who teaches seventh-grade P.E., are going to be instructing students from home starting Tuesday. (Corey Burrill)

When the new school year begins Tuesday in the Santa Clarita Valley, classes will be taught online, but Brady and Jennifer Burrill will not be working from home.

Burrill, who serves as an assistant baseball coach at Valencia West Ranch High, plans to teach Advanced Placement calculus from his classroom. His wife will teach Advanced Placement statistics from her classroom at Valencia High. Both said staying home is not an option with children ages 5 and 9.

“Functionally for us, there’s no way,” Brady said. “Our 5-year-old is starting kindergarten. She will want her mom and dad to help with everything all the time. My wife and I are passionate about teaching and pretty loud when we talk. All

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How the Pandemic Is Changing the Way Retailers Pick Product for Kids & the Whole Family

Heading into a spring season unlike any other, how top retailers are buying — and what they’re betting on.

Will Cooper, SVP & GMM of women’s shoes, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

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Buying Logistics: “We are currently conducting all market appointments digitally. Vendors have enhanced photography of their collections, with many adding video content to actually see the shoe on a model. We have adapted to this new way of working through leveraging technology, but anticipate returning to the showroom when it is safe to do so.”

Trend Talk: “Through the pandemic, we have seen our customers focused on casual shoes, particularly sneakers and flat sandals, and we expect this to continue into spring ’21. We are excited to see designers elevating casual shoes with embellishments to make women feel ‘dressed up’ while still wearing a casual and more comfortable look. We will continue to offer

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Online chats with friends and family improve older people’s mental health, reveals UCL research

The results showed internet access could be used to reduce loneliness for older people - Geoges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images
The results showed internet access could be used to reduce loneliness for older people – Geoges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Older people who go online daily are happier when they use the internet to stay in touch with friends and family, a major new study has found.

Research by University College London (UCL), which studied the internet habits of 9,000 over 50s over four years, found that participants had better mental health when they used the internet for communication, but felt worse when they used it for information purposes, such as job hunting.

Researchers said the results showed internet access could be used to reduce loneliness and urged the Government to make it easier for older people not yet online to access the web.

The findings contrast with a growing number of studies finding excessive time online or on social media can adversely affect young people’s mental health.

For instance, a 2018

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An Upper West Side Family Affair: Feeding NYC Front-Line Workers

UPPER WEST SIDE, NY — When Mayor Bill de Blasio shut down all New York City restaurants in March except for takeout and delivery due to the coronavirus crisis, Luca Di Pietro had to make an excruciating decision.

With income all but gone, he had to lay off 95 of his 102 employees across his five Italian restaurants.

The loss of staff meant he had to close four locations and say goodbye for now to dozens of loyal employees.

Tarallucci e Vino, located on 83rd Street and Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, was his lone outpost to remain open — and uncertainty clouded the future of the business that he had spent nearly a decade creating.

“It was really, really difficult. We all went into survival mode,” Di Pietro told Patch.

But little did he know the turmoil of owning restaurants in the epicenter of a global pandemic

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Teacher’s Final Lesson Is To Hold Family Close, Appreciate Life

PASCO COUNTY, FL — There’s one family photo that captures Renee Dermott’s effervescent spirit. It’s an unguarded moment during a family fall trip up north as she grabs up a pile of colorful fall leaves and tosses them into the air, laughing as the leaves rain down on her.

Her family said that photo exemplifies her love of life, a quality she brought to her career as a school teacher for nearly 20 years.

“She loved her kids. She loved her husband. She loved her home. She loved teaching,” said Madalyn Ziongas, one of Dermott’s two daughters. She was always the first to arrive at school and the last to leave, said the family now grappling with grief.

The 51-year-old New Port Richey resident had just begun teaching at Seven Springs Middle School last fall — first teaching English language arts and then American history — when the pandemic was

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Probe as ‘men’s rights’ lawyer found dead after shooting of judge’s family

A self-described “anti-feminist” lawyer found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound is being investigated as the possible gunman in the shooting of a US federal judge’s family, officials said.

Roy Den Hollander, who received media attention including appearances on Fox News and Comedy Central for lawsuits challenging perceived infringements of “men’s rights”, was found dead on Monday in Sullivan County, New York, the officials said.

A day earlier, a gunman posing as a FedEx delivery man went to the home of US District Judge Esther Salas in North Brunswick, New Jersey, and started shooting, wounding her husband, defence lawyer Mark Anderl, and killing her son, Daniel Anderl.

Judge Salas was in another part of the house and was unharmed, said the officials.

The scene of the attack in North Brunswick (Mark Lennihan/AP)
The scene of the attack in North Brunswick (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Den Hollander had a gender-equity lawsuit, filed in 2015, that was being heard by Judge Salas involving

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