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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 3:19 PM

How does it end? Every living being conscious of his own mortality imagines what it will be like. Our minds, perhaps understandably, create from scant, dubious hopes, unrealistic, bordering on delusional, scenarios for the hour of our deaths: in our sleep, surrounded by the people and things we love, a painless, effortless denouement to our life on earth.Yeah, right. Don’t count on it.“How do you want to go?” someone may have asked me once or twice.

Updated at 3:15 PM

“Rogue Wave: Best New England Crime Stories,” edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, Leslie Wheeler. Level Best Books, 2014, Somerville, Mass. 269 pages. $15.95.

Updated at 2:20 PM

Two late-night votes in the Senate last weekend provide fodder for party activists already drawing up plans to reward loyalists and punish adversaries as the 2016 U.S. election cycle starts.

Updated at 2:10 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on abandoned pets.

Updated at 12:56 PM

Sydney police say three people have died, including the gunman, during a hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed a downtown cafe.

Posted at 1:05 PM

Christina Hendricks has booked her first post-Mad Men TV gig! The actress will star...

Posted at 1:05 PM

AMC has released the key art for Better Call Saul — and it seems the titular character...

Updated at 12:06 PM

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a November 2016 deadline for ending the Israeli occupation, officials said Monday.

Updated at 11:19 AM

This week, I had the opportunity to evaluate the 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo, a special version of the popular compact utility from Nissan’s performance division.

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