John OConnor and Melissa Perez Winder


On this day in history, December 4, 1783, Washington bids farewell to his troops at Fraunces Tavern in NYC

George Washington gave a final goodbye to his soldiers at the close of the Revolutionary War on this day in history, Dec. 4, 1783. Washington, then-commanding general of the Continental Army, rallied his military officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City, according to He then informed his troops that he would be stepping…

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Some Americans forced to forgo Christmas gifts due to inflation: Survey

Some Americans are feeling the effects of inflation heading into the holiday season, according to a 2023 survey from WalletHub. The online survey, which collected answers from nearly 250 respondents nationally, found more than 1 in 3 Americans are foregoing gifts this year due to inflation.  Thirty-four percent of respondents said their family was foregoing…

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Steelers’ Kenny Pickett expected to miss time as ankle injury needs surgery: reports

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have quarterback Kenny Pickett available for “a couple weeks” after suffering a right ankle injury in the team’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals at home on Sunday, per ESPN.  However, it might be more than that, as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Pickett will have a surgical procedure to repair the injured…

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Buccaneers take down division rival Panthers to move up in NFC South

Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans scored on a 75-yard reception and joined Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history to string together 10 consecutive seasons with 1,000-plus yards receiving while helping the Buccaneers beat the struggling Carolina Panthers 21-18 on Sunday. Evans finished with seven receptions for 162 yards, increasing his season totals to…

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