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Pete Buttigieg’s Dash for Cash: 10 Fund-Raisers in Two Weeks

In the compressed and crucial weeks between the New Hampshire primary and Super Tuesday, Pete Buttigieg is moving aggressively to replenish his campaign coffers with an ambitious schedule of 10 fund-raisers held across six states in a 14-day period.

The money chase for Mr. Buttigieg began in Indianapolis on Thursday at the 16,000-square foot home of a supporter as donors noshed on egg salad and cucumber sandwiches — “What a thrill to be back home again in Indiana,” Mr. Buttigieg said — and continued on Friday in California, as he traveled from San Francisco to Silicon Valley to the state capital of Sacramento for a photo line with contributors.

He will soon visit Seattle, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, the Washington D.C. area, Miami and Palm Beach — with most of the events built around states that will vote in early March.

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In addition to Mr. Buttigieg himself, his national policy director, Sonal Shah, a veteran of the Obama administration and Goldman Sachs, is hitting the road to headline events in Virginia, Maryland and Ohio, where donors are asked for up to $2,800 to become a “champion” and join in a “policy conversation” (some tickets can be had for as little as $54). And Mr. Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten, is featured at another five events, with two stops in Wisconsin, two in Denver and one in Phoenix.

The frenetic fund-raising pace opens up Mr. Buttigieg to potential criticism from progressives that he is the preferred candidate of the wealthy. That is a line of attack that both Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (“I don’t have 40 billionaires, Pete”) and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (“The mayor just recently had a fund-raiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals”) have relished in recent months.

A virtually unknown small-town mayor a year ago, Mr. Buttigieg built a sizable list of small online donors and a formidable big bundler operation in 2019.

The need for money is acute as the candidates enter one of the most intense phases of the primary with consequential contests on each of the next two Saturdays, in Nevada and South Carolina. The latter state will be followed almost immediately by 15 states and territories on the next Tuesday, including the big prizes of California and Texas, where the cost of advertising can be prohibitive.

With the most delegates after the first two contests, Mr. Buttigieg, who ended two terms as mayor of South Bend, Ind., last month, now faces one rival in Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor, who has almost limitless money, and another in Mr. Sanders whose army of small contributors have been giving in accelerating amounts. Tom Steyer, a hedge fund billionaire from California, has been spending heavily, and rising in the polls, in Nevada and South Carolina.

Mr. Buttigieg had entered 2020 with $14.5 million in the bank. But his pace of spending since then burned through much of that sum and some of his money is earmarked for the general election and cannot be spent in the primary.

His monthly payroll had climbed to $2.7 million by December, federal filings showed. He spent $2.5 million on Facebook and Google ads since Jan. 1, company records show. And Mr. Buttigieg invested $6.5 million in television ads from Jan 1. through the New Hampshire primary this past Tuesday, according to Advertising Analytics, a media tracking firm. Plus, there are the other costs to run for president that are only growing — chartered planes, renting event space, polling, consulting fees and more. His campaign reported a single $761,039 credit card payment in December, for instance.

In the final quarter, Mr. Buttigieg raised $24.7 million, though he spent far more than that during the three-month period, about $34 million. Other candidates, including Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren, similarly spent more than they raised as the primaries neared.

His advisers have previously told donors that they were investing almost everything in Iowa, where he earned the most state delegate equivalents, and New Hampshire, where he finished a strong second, in hopes that command performances in those two states would open up political and financial opportunities beyond.

“All the chips were on the table for Iowa,” said David Jacobson, a Buttigieg fund-raiser and former ambassador.

“It was money well spent,” said Robert Mandell, another former ambassador and Buttigieg fund-raiser.

But the impact of Mr. Buttigieg’s apparent win in Iowa was dampened by the delayed and muddled results that are still subject to a recanvass. His campaign announced he had raised $4 million in the four days afterward. That is a significant sum but still less than what rival strategists said might have otherwise been expected for winning the opening contest.

Mr. Sanders was raising money at a clip of well above $1 million per day online in early February, according to an estimate based on figures released by his campaign. And that was before he won the New Hampshire primary. Ms. Warren’s campaign told supporters this week she had raised $5 million in the nine days following the Iowa caucuses. Neither senator is accepting contributions from elite donors.

One of Mr. Buttigieg’s events will be on Feb. 23 at the home of Representative Don Beyer, a Virginia Democrat and the first member of Congress to endorse him, with five other congressional co-hosts. Three days later, he will hold three fund-raisers across Florida — which does not hold its primary until March 17 — including one in Palm Beach whose hosts include Cynthia Friedman, a longtime Democratic contributor.

The campaign had sent invitations to even more events, including in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., on Feb. 27 — the $500 level ticket is listed as sold out online for the Atlanta gathering — but Buttigieg aides said those events have been canceled.

Mr. Buttigieg is not alone on the fund-raising circuit. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. organized a conference call with his national finance committee after his fifth place New Hampshire finish to reassure skittish donors. He has upcoming fund-raisers in Colorado, Nevada and South Carolina, the latter two in states that vote later this month.

On Thursday, Mr. Biden held two events in New York that drew a notable group of Wall Street contributors. Organizers said the events raised almost $800,000, a large haul for a candidate who had sagged to fourth and fifth place in the first two contests. Mr. Biden also said on “The View” this week that he was raising about $400,000 per day in online donations.

That same evening, Michael Halle, a top strategist for Mr. Buttigieg, was in Washington meeting with donors, with contribution levels up to $1,000 (other Buttigieg advisers, including Lis Smith and Michael Schmuhl have previously headlined fund-raisers).

Both Mr. Biden and Mr. Buttigieg have been assisted by super PACs, which are legally barred from coordinating strategy with the campaigns. Mr. Halle drew some criticism for a post on Twitter two days after the Iowa caucuses all-but-directing where such support could best be used.

The Buttigieg campaign announced expanding its Super Tuesday operations on Thursday, saying it would have “boots on the ground” in each of the states as of next Monday. That is far later than Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders, who ramped up operations in 2019.

Not all of Mr. Buttigieg’s staff in Iowa and New Hampshire are keeping their jobs. The campaign said it was following the terms of the union contract.

“When positions in Iowa ended after the caucuses, we’ve been offering new positions as they become available as directed by the collective bargaining agreement,” said Chris Meagher, Mr. Buttigieg’s spokesman. “We’re glad to have already offered the vast majority of them new positions on our team.”

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Coronavirus Live Updates: France Reports First Death From Virus in Europe

Here’s what you need to know:

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The Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama, Japan, on Friday. More than 200 coronavirus cases have been confirmed on the ship since it was quarantined last week.Credit…Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News, via Associated Press

The United States will evacuate Americans from the cruise ship that has been quarantined for more than a week in Japan due to coronavirus infections on board, the United States Embassy in Tokyo told Americans aboard the ship on Saturday.

American passengers and crew members were told in an email from the embassy that a chartered flight would arrive on Sunday for those who wanted to return to the United States.

“We recognize this has been a stressful experience and we remain dedicated to providing all the support we can and seeing you safely and expeditiously reunited with family and friends in the United States,” the letter said.

The ship, the Diamond Princess, was placed under quarantine at the city of Yokohama early last week with about 3,700 passengers and crew members aboard, after a man who had disembarked in Hong Kong was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Since then, at least 218 cases have been confirmed aboard the ship.

There are hundreds of Americans aboard, and at least 40 who were infected with the virus have been taken off the ship for treatment.

Japan has more confirmed coronavirus cases — the vast majority of them from the Diamond Princess — than any country outside China, and it reported its first death from the virus on Thursday.

Infections and deaths continued to climb after the government this week changed the criteria by which it tracks cases. Officials early Saturday reported 2,641 new coronavirus cases and 143 additional deaths in the previous 24 hours.

Most of the new cases and deaths were reported in Hubei Province, the center of the epidemic.

In all, more than 66,000 people have been infected and at least 1,523 have died worldwide. The vast majority of cases, and all but a few of the deaths, have been in mainland China, with the heaviest concentration there in Hubei, the center of the epidemic.

  • What do you need to know? Start here.

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    • What is a Coronavirus?
      It is a novel virus named for the crown-like spikes that protrude from its surface. The coronavirus can infect both animals and people, and can cause a range of respiratory illnesses from the common cold to more dangerous conditions like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS.
    • How contagious is the virus?
      According to preliminary research, it seems moderately infectious, similar to SARS, and is possibly transmitted through the air. Scientists have estimated that each infected person could spread it to somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5 people without effective containment measures.
    • How worried should I be?
      While the virus is a serious public health concern, the risk to most people outside China remains very low, and seasonal flu is a more immediate threat.
    • Who is working to contain the virus?
      World Health Organization officials have praised China’s aggressive response to the virus by closing transportation, schools and markets. This week, a team of experts from the W.H.O. arrived in Beijing to offer assistance.
    • What if I’m traveling?
      The United States and Australia are temporarily denying entry to noncitizens who recently traveled to China and several airlines have canceled flights.
    • How do I keep myself and others safe?
      Washing your hands frequently is the most important thing you can do, along with staying at home when you’re sick.

The tally in Hubei jumped drastically on Thursday after the authorities changed the diagnostic criteria for counting new cases. The government now takes into account cases diagnosed in clinical settings, including the use of CT scans, and not just those confirmed with specialized testing kits.

Chinese state-run television announced on its website on Friday evening that everyone returning to Beijing would be required to isolate themselves for 14 days.

Anyone who does not comply “shall be held accountable according to law,” according to a text of the order released by state television. The order was issued by a Communist Party “leading group” at the municipal level, not the national Communist Party.

It was the latest sign that China’s leaders were still struggling to set the right balance between restarting the economy and continuing to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Tens of millions had gone home to celebrate Lunar New Year holidays before the government acknowledged the seriousness of the epidemic. They have faced local government checkpoints on the way back to work and then lengthy quarantines upon their return to big cities.

The new rules also require those returning to the city to give advance warning of their arrival to the authorities in their residential area.

A man who became ill while on a vacation in Hawaii has tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said. The man, who is in his 60s, had returned to his home in Japan, where he received the diagnosis this week.

The man, who traveled to Hawaii with his wife in late January and early February, fell ill during the second week of the vacation, while the couple were staying at a time-share in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. Before that, the couple had been in Maui, but the man showed no symptoms while he was there.

Officials said that the man began showing symptoms on Feb. 3, and wore a mask when he went outside the time-share, the Grand Waikikian. Dr. Sarah Park, the state epidemiologist, said that the man was most likely infected either before he came to Hawaii or while he was on his way to Hawaii in late January.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who is an emergency physician, said in an interview on Friday that the authorities were contacting the management at the guest facilities where the man stayed, as well as those who were working there.

“The only way to do this right is to contact everyone,” he said. “We are not worried about minimal contact, but those who had extensive contact will be given whatever support is necessary.”

It has become an iconic image of the coronavirus outbreak in China: a masked official aiming what appears to be a small white pistol at a traveler’s forehead.

For weeks, these ominous-looking devices have been deployed at checkpoints across China — tollbooths, apartment complexes, hotels, grocery stores, train stations — as government officials and private citizens screen people for fevers in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

But experts say the “thermometer guns” are unlikely to stop the outbreak.

The thermometers determine temperature by measuring the heat emanating from the surface of a person’s body. Often, however, those wielding the tools don’t hold them close enough to the subject’s forehead, generating unusually low temperature readings, or hold them too close and get a high reading. The measurements can be imprecise in certain environments, like a dusty roadside, or when someone has taken medication to suppress a fever.

“These devices are notoriously not accurate and reliable,” said James Lawler, a medical expert at the University of Nebraska’s Global Center for Health Security. “Some of it is quite frankly for show.”

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A Quarantine Becomes a Violin Bootcamp

When Anthea Kreston found out that her student Kevin Tang was stuck at home because of the coronavirus, she decided to use music to improve his mood.

So tune the whole thing. It was pretty good. But only, like, 55 percent — it needed to be way more solid. All the orchestra stuff, OK, and then you go: [violin playing] If you do that bowing, make sure that your dotted 8th note is long enough. Can you have vibrato on all of your notes be exactly the same? [violin playing]

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When Anthea Kreston found out that her student Kevin Tang was stuck at home because of the coronavirus, she decided to use music to improve his mood.CreditCredit…Kevin Tang

Anthea Kreston, an acclaimed American violinist, has been giving Yunhe Tang, a talented Chinese 14-year-old, lessons via Skype once a week since last summer. But something seemed very wrong this month: He had not practiced, and he always practices.

The teenager, who prefers the name Kevin, lives in Chengdu, one of dozens of Chinese cities that are effectively on lockdown because of the coronavirus crisis. Schools are closed for the rest of the month and most businesses are struggling to reopen. Kevin’s family is healthy, but he has mostly been stuck inside.

Ms. Kreston said she couldn’t stop thinking about Kevin, and decided to help take his mind off the lockdown. She messaged his family and asked if they would like to temporarily step up Kevin’s lessons at no extra cost. As long as he was shut indoors, she wanted to have daily contact with him, and run a kind of violinist’s boot camp. The family agreed.

Kevin’s challenge would be to learn a new concerto — Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnole” — in a few weeks, something she said would normally take 100 days. Ms. Kreston also gave him daily exercises to practice.

Two weeks into the boot camp, Kevin is feeling much better, though he longs for the outdoors. He now practices four hours every day, and said his technique has improved and his sound has become more beautiful.

“The virus is terrible,” Kevin said, “but music gives us the confidence to overcome.”

Reporting and research were contributed by Motoko Rich, David Yaffe-Bellany, Keith Bradsher, Alex Marshall and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs.

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Snow Angels And Dancing: Obamas Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Sweet Pictures

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“Happy Valentine’s Day, my loves. You make even the coldest days feel warm,” former FLOTUS Michelle captioned this throwback snap of her husband doing what appeared to be snow angels with their daughters, Malia and Sasha:

The former president described his wife as “my forever dance partner” with this image:

Obama era White House chief photographer Pete Souza, meanwhile, marked the occasion with this picture of his former boss on Valentine’s Day in 2013:

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Bernie Sanders Promises to Legalize Marijuana Federally by Executive Order, Expunge Records of Those Convicted of Pot Crimes

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San Francisco mayor admits past romance, $5G car-repair loan from subject of FBI corruption probe

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday admitted having a 20-year friendship and brief romantic relationship with a former city worker now under FBI investigation, prompting some to call for her resignation.

“I write this in the spirit of transparency because in the wake of a scandal at City Hall, I think San Franciscans are entitled to hear directly from their Mayor,” Breed wrote in a post on Medium of her association with former San Francisco public works director Mohammed Nuru, who was indicted for public corruption last month.

At a news conference, Breed explained she wrote the post because there were “a number of rumors” swirling and she wanted San Franciscans to hear about the relationship directly from her, the Bay Area’s FOX 2 reported.

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Former director of San Francisco Public Works Mohammed Nuru (left) and San Francisco Mayor London Breed (right). (AP/Office of Mayor London Breed )

Breed wrote she was profoundly shocked and disappointed when she heard about the charges against Nuru.

“To be clear,” she wrote. “I never asked Mohammed Nuru to do anything improper, and he never asked me to do anything improper.”

Still, she admitted accepting $5,600 from Nuru last year for a car repair she hasn’t paid back yet. She said the disclosure was not required but she did it out of transparency.

Supervisor Gordon Mar suggested the mayor should temporarily step back from her duties, according to FOX 2.

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“Mayor Breed’s admission of thousands of dollars in unreported gifts from a subordinate is likely illegal, certainly unethical, and part of a culture of casual corruption that is eroding the faith of the public,” Mar said in a statement. “Given the seriousness of this admission, the direct connection to the central figure in the FBI’s investigation into public corruption, I believe we need to put the people of San Francisco first. I believe Mayor Breed should do the right thing and temporarily step back from her duties until a full, independent investigation can be completed.”

“Mayor Breed’s admission of thousands of dollars in unreported gifts from a subordinate is likely illegal, certainly unethical, and part of a culture of casual corruption that is eroding the faith of the public.”

— San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar

Supervisor Hillary Ronen, a political opponent, called the admission “troubling” and said Breed should resign.

Supervisor Dean Preston said Breed should appear before the  Board of Supervisors.

“I am deeply concerned with revelations today that Mayor London Breed violated San Francisco law by taking thousands of dollars in gifts from a City Hall subordinate,” he tweeted.

Breed added, “I will not apologize for dating someone two decades ago. I will not apologize for remaining close friends with him and his family for 20 more years. But neither will I make excuses for any misdeeds.”

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Nuru and restaurant owner Nick Bovis were arrested late last month and charged with corruption and lying to the FBI.

They are accused of attempting to bribe an airport commissioner to vote in favor of allowing a business owned by Bovis at the airport and accepting gifts from a Chinese developer in town for business, FOX 2 reported.

Nuru resigned this week but both men deny the accusations.

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Should you drink alkaline water?

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Dear Dr. Manny:

I heard that alkaline water is necessary to keep acids on the body from causing very cancerous diseases and other cellular dysfunctions that grow with acid in the body.

Is alkaline water necessary on a daily bases and does fresh lemon turn acid to alkaline?

Thanks for your question.

Alkaline water is water that rates with a higher pH than regular water. The rating at the bottom of the pH scale is the most acidic, while the highest rating is alkaline.

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Some people say that alkaline water helps to neutralize acids in the body. But there isn’t enough research out there that proves whether it helps or not. Regular drinking water has a pH of 7. Alkaline water has a pH of between 8-9. This is not substantial enough to meet all the claims that people are making about it.

Drinking regular water is typically the best option for most people. However, there has been a small handful of studies that have shown some benefits to drinking alkaline water.

One study showed that drinking water with a pH of 8.8 helped to deactivate pepsin. Pepsin is one of the main causes of acid reflux. Another study found that drinking alkaline water has small benefits for those with high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. But these studies were small and poorly conducted.

WHAT IS THE ADENOVIRUS?

There are some negative side effects to drinking alkaline water that you should know. Your stomach is naturally acidic because it needs to be able to digest food properly and kill any bacteria that come in with it. If you mess with your body’s natural pH levels, there are many digestive problems that could occur. Some of these problems could also result in skin irritation.

There is another side effect of drinking alkaline water: alkalosis. The symptoms of this include nausea, vomiting, tremors, twitching, tingling in your hands and toes, and confusion. This can also lower the levels of calcium in your body, which in turn can cause your bones to weaken.

The problem with alkaline water isn’t that it’s not safe in small amounts. The biggest problem with alkaline water is the ludicrous claims that people make about its restorative powers. Alkaline water cannot provide a barrier to cancer, nor can it cure various other ailments.

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Natural alkaline water is high in minerals and therefore is recommended to drink if you are going to drink it. But artificial alkaline water can strip your body of the minerals it needs. It can also be contaminated.

People don’t typically drink enough regular water. Health officials believe that most people should be drinking at least two liters of water a day in order to stay properly hydrated. If you’re interested in helping your body, avoid the fancy alkaline water and drink more regular water instead. You’ll save some money and your body will be happy.

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Loretta Young’s son says ‘40s star remained devoted to her faith during final years: ‘She had a moral compass’

Chris Lewis has always known his mother was special. And now he wants to share his admiration for her with the world.

Loretta Young, a reigning Hollywood actress of the ‘30s and ‘40s who first appeared on screen at age 4 and would later make her mark on television, passed away in 2000 at age 87 from ovarian cancer, the New York Times reported. In her lifetime, the Oscar-winning star appeared in nearly 100 films alongside Lon Chaney, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Tyrone Power and Cary Grant — to name a just few.

Now items worn by the Old Hollywood icon, as well as personal mementos she collected over the years, are now up for grabs online at Los Angeles-based auction house Julien’s Auctions in a sale titled “Property From the Estate of Loretta Young.” According to Lewis, longtime fans of one of Hollywood’s most famous stars can own her pieces such as jewelry, jewelry, couture and more.

Lewis and his wife, Linda, spoke to Fox News about why they’re auctioning off Young’s dazzling belongings now, what it was really like growing up with Young, her final years, how she overcame personal scandal, as well as how she never gave up on her faith.

‘BRADY BUNCH’ STAR SUSAN OLSEN REMEMBERS HER FRIENDSHIP WITH FLORENCE HENDERSON: ‘ALL THE LOVE WAS GENUINE’

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Actress Loretta Young in a scene from the 1940 movie ‘He Stayed for Breakfast.’ (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

SUSAN LUCCI RECALLS HER ‘WIDOW-MAKER’ HEART ATTACK SCARE: ‘I PROBABLY WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN UP’

Fox News: What compelled you to participate in this auction and why now?
Chris Lewis: Since my mother passed away in 2000, my wife and I have been going around the country doing trunk shows of her possessions and talking about her career in film festivals. And over the years, we’ve acquired a lot of her belongings. But we’re getting older and we’re cutting down. We’re not doing as many of those events anymore. So we decided it would be best for everybody if we just shared these things with her fans.

Fox News: Were you hesitant to auction off any of your mother’s personal possessions?
Chris: Everything has its time, you know? [laughs] They weren’t doing any good in our closet or in storage. And even if you weren’t a fan of Loretta Young, my mother had some wonderful furniture and dresses from her years as a movie star.

Linda Lewis: Many of the furniture pieces at the auction were found or made by grandma, Loretta’s mother. Many, many years ago Grandma and Mom came with a U-Haul truck filled with some very special pieces of furniture *laughs*.

‘I DREAM OF JEANNIE’ STAR BARBARA EDEN SHARES THE SECRET BEHIND HER 29-YEAR MARRIAGE: ‘IT’S NOT EASY’

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Loretta Young’s Gucci purse. (Julien’s Auctions)

‘50S STAR TERRY MOORE RECALLS DATING JAMES DEAN, BEFRIENDING MARILYN MONROE AND POSING FOR PLAYBOY

Fox News: How determined have you been to keep your mother’s legacy alive?
Chris: Very determined, of course. She was unique in the industry. She had a 70-year career. She was successful in both movies and television. She won an Academy Award in 1948 and then won three Emmys during the ‘50s. She grew up with Hollywood and survived in television. She had a remarkable career, but more importantly, she was a remarkable person. She wasn’t at all a diva like you would expect from a movie star. She was very down to earth and just as generous as a person.

Fox News: When did you realize that your mother was different from other moms?
Chris: When you grow up in an environment as we did, you always think it’s normal. We grew up in a big house with 18 rooms, an elevator and service. You assume everyone lives that way. [laughs] But both my parents worked and they were very successful. So we had a nice home. But the first time I really figured she was different was when we would go to church. We were Catholics so we would go to church in Beverly Hills every Sunday. When leaving the church, people would ultimately come up to mom and ask for her autograph. She would always say, “I don’t give autographs when I’m out with my children.” I noticed that didn’t happen to everyone else.

AUDREY HEPBURN, OSCAR-WINNER FOR ‘ROMAN HOLIDAY,’ CONTINUES TO INSPIRE HOLLYWOOD STARS, EXPERT SAYS

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American actress Loretta Young (1913 – 2000), circa 1940. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

‘TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT’ STAR LYDIA CORNELL RECALLS OVERCOMING ALCOHOLISM: ‘A RIVER OF TEARS JUST FLOWED’

Then the time that really made a difference? I was 8 years old. My mother was doing a movie called “It Happens Every Thursday” with John Forsythe. It was done at Universal Studios. My dad told me and my brother one day, “We’re going to have lunch with mom at the studio.” We didn’t know what that meant but we went with him. When we got to the studio, we went over to the stage where they were filming. And when we got there, the stage was dark and everyone was on their lunch break. But I saw the set, which was supposed to be this little newspaper office. And then after lunch, I remember going to what they called dailies, which allowed the crew to watch what they shot the day before to judge their performances. My mother was insistent upon seeing dailies on all her films. But that same newspaper office I saw earlier had come to life. It was bustling with people. And my mom was up there on the screen. So it kind of clicked with my mom.

‘FACTS OF LIFE’ STAR LISA WHELCHEL EXPLAINS WHY SHE DIDN’T RELEASE MORE MUSIC AFTER HER ’80S SOLO ALBUM

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Loretta Young made her mark both in film and television. (Photo by Horst P. Horst/Conde Nast via Getty Images)

‘MY THREE SONS’ STAR TINA COLE DITCHED TWIN BEDS WITH ON-SCREEN HUSBAND DON GRADY

And I remember one night in New York … Mom and I went to see some play. As we walked down the aisle to get our seats, people in the theater stood up and applauded mom. During the intermission, it got so crowded that we couldn’t leave our seats. But people were so respectful of her. And at that time, I was just 13-14 years old. But that made a lasting impression on me.

Fox News: What are some fun facts about your mom that would surprise fans today?
Chris: She was an excellent seamstress. Especially during the later years, she would sew [dresses] for her friends. She would get these really great fabrics and turn them into gifts. She had this little Singer sewing machine she used all her life, which is part of the auction, along with her sewing table. She especially loved sewing with my sister. Mom and Judy would sew all the time. And at the end of her life, she did a lot of philanthropy. She would visit AIDS patients, go to hospices, spend a lot of time with veterans – she used her time well. But she did it quietly. She didn’t have cameras there and all that stuff. She just wanted to do it herself. She was a great role model. When she was a child, her mother ran a boarding house in Los Angeles. So it was there where mom learned how to serve others and help people. She came from humble beginnings and she never forgot that.

RONNIE WOOD’S EX-WIFE JO WOOD RECALLS PHOTOGRAPHING THE ROLLING STONES OVER THE YEARS: ‘THEY DIDN’T NOTICE’

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Loretta Young in her later years. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

CURLY HOWARD’S GRANDSON DESCRIBES LEARNING HE WAS RELATED TO THE THREE STOOGES ICON: ‘NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE US’

Fox News: Is it true she was a devoted Catholic in Hollywood?
Chris: She was very Catholic and would go to mass every day [in her later years]. Usually at 11 o’clock in Beverly Hills. In Palms Springs, the earliest mass was eight in the morning, but she didn’t get up early. [laughs] The Desert Regional Medical Center even named its chapel after her because she would attend the mass there all the time. [laughs] … [And] there were a whole bunch of people in Hollywood who were Catholics. Bob Hope’s wife was very Catholic. John Wayne’s wife, very Catholic. And they were all lifelong friends. There was even a group called the “Catholic Mafia” in Hollywood [laughs] so there were a bunch of them. And our house was full of priests all the time.

RISQUÉ STORIES WRITTEN BY ED WOOD REVEALED DECADES AFTER FILMMAKER’S TRAGIC DEATH

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Loretta Young’s Hermes purse. (Julien’s Auctions)

HUMPHREY BOGART’S EX-WIFE MAYO METHOT STRUGGLED TO BOUNCE BACK IN HOLLYWOOD AFTER DIVORCE, BOOK CLAIMS

Fox News: How did she feel about her work on television?
Chris: She was very passionate about it. She was a pioneer in the business. She was one of the first women, aside from Lucille Ball, to produce her own television show. Mom was the executive producer of her own television show, so she was also a pretty good businesswoman. And television was the enemy back then. She was told by executives that if she pursed television, she would never do another film again. … But Dad was in the advertising business and it was really him who pushed her into television. She was in her late 40s at the time. So your chances of continuing your career as a woman, at the time, was very tough. So you had to redefine yourself. And mom never liked the parts she was given by the studio executives. So she thought about getting into television. She got to play all the parts she wanted to play and she was the executive producer, which meant that she called the shots.

DEAN MARTIN’S DAUGHTER DEANA RECALLS GROWING UP WITH ‘THE KING OF COOL,’ THE RAT PACK AND JERRY LEWIS

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Tyrone Power holds Loretta Young in publicity portrait for the film ‘Love Is News’, 1937. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

MICHAEL HUTCHENCE’S SISTER RECALLS GROWING UP WITH INXS SINGER, FINAL TRAGIC YEARS FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY

Fox News: What do you believe was the secret behind her lasting success?
Chris: She had a moral compass. Growing up for us kids, you always respected everybody. We treated everyone equally. She knew she never wanted to play parts that were negative or brought people down. She fought the studios and got suspended several times because she refused to do the movies that the studio guys wanted her to do. That can ruin a career. But I think people sense that moral compass. She would take six months off and not get paid because she was suspended. But she would then come back and get her way.

Linda: She told me — when she was 85 — “Even now when I leave the room, I hope people say, ‘What a nice girl!’” [laughs] She really cared about everybody. She really listened to people. She was genuine. And because she played so many different characters, she truly had empathy for everyone. She put her toe in the water of every lifestyle you could possibly have. Therefore she truly led from her heart. And I really think that had a lot to do with her success.

LIBERACE TOLD ELVIS PRESLEY HE NEEDED ‘MORE GLITZ’ IN HIS SHOWS BEFORE LAS VEGAS TRANSFORMATION, BOOK CLAIMS

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Judy Lewis and her actress mother, Loretta Young, at an American Film Institute cocktail party held aboard the Pacific Princess cruise ship in California, circa 1974. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)

MARLON BRANDO AND MYSTERIOUS FIRST WIFE ANNA KASHFI HAD VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP, BOOK CLAIMS

Fox News: You previously spoke out about your sister, Judy Lewis, and the identity of her father. According to the New York Times, Judy maintained in her 1994 autobiography “Uncommon Knowledge” that Clark Gable was her father and she was conceived during the making of 1935’s “Call of the Wild.” Looking back, why did you choose to speak out?
Chris: I didn’t think that Judy should have written the book while mom was still alive, but that was Judy’s decision to make. … She needed her catharsis, her voice to be heard I guess. I wouldn’t have written it while mom was alive though because it was embarrassing to mom. But it’s not an unusual story. Hollywood is just about that, but that wasn’t about me. That was about Judy and mom. And I certainly didn’t want to get involved with that… The thing is Judy had a great life just like my brother and me and it was provided by mom.

Fox News: It sounded like, based on your mother’s final years and her work, she must have made some sort of peace with the situation.
Chris: Oh yeah, of course. After the book came out all of my mom’s friends said, “Oh, that’s terrible! You should take Judy out of the will!” Stuff like that. But mom was above all that. She got a lot of advice from priests. But the last thing mom would ever do is get retribution. In the end, everyone got equal in mom’s will. And mom reconciled it very easily.

Fox News: What do you hope audiences will get from this auction and your mother’s contributions to Hollywood?
Chris: As a celebrity, her work speaks for itself. She was a beautiful actress, but she took her business seriously. She could light a set as well as any director of photography. That’s because she worked with all the best, yes, but she also paid attention. She would get a script and it was as if she had a photographic memory. She would know what page a certain line was on. It never took her much time to read a script.

JANIS JOPLIN ENJOYED ‘THE MANY PLEASURES THAT CAME HER WAY’ TO COPE WITH INSECURITIES, BOOK CLAIMS

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Loretta Young’s coat. (Julien’s Auctions)

‘30S STAR THELMA TODD ‘WAS BECOMING’ TIRED ‘OF HOLLYWOOD’ BEFORE HER MYSTERIOUS DEATH, BOOK CLAIMS

Not only did she take her craft seriously, but it was just as important for her to be a good wife and mother. To me, that was amazing because the film business takes a lot of your time. You go to work at five in the morning and not return until nine at night. And then to balance your personal life on top of that? That’s why a lot of Hollywood marriages don’t work because they’re never there and everybody wants something from you… but she remained very dedicated. She was just special.

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Loretta Young’s son says ‘40s star remained devoted to her faith during final years: ‘She had a moral compass’

Chris Lewis has always known his mother was special. And now he wants to share his admiration for her with the world.

Loretta Young, a reigning Hollywood actress of the ‘30s and ‘40s who first appeared on screen at age 4 and would later make her mark on television, passed away in 2000 at age 87 from ovarian cancer, the New York Times reported. In her lifetime, the Oscar-winning star appeared in nearly 100 films alongside Lon Chaney, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Tyrone Power and Cary Grant — to name a just few.

Now items worn by the Old Hollywood icon, as well as personal mementos she collected over the years, are now up for grabs online at Los Angeles-based auction house Julien’s Auctions in a sale titled “Property From the Estate of Loretta Young.” According to Lewis, longtime fans of one of Hollywood’s most famous stars can own her pieces such as jewelry, jewelry, couture and more.

Lewis and his wife, Linda, spoke to Fox News about why they’re auctioning off Young’s dazzling belongings now, what it was really like growing up with Young, her final years, how she overcame personal scandal, as well as how she never gave up on her faith.

‘BRADY BUNCH’ STAR SUSAN OLSEN REMEMBERS HER FRIENDSHIP WITH FLORENCE HENDERSON: ‘ALL THE LOVE WAS GENUINE’

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Actress Loretta Young in a scene from the 1940 movie ‘He Stayed for Breakfast.’ (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

SUSAN LUCCI RECALLS HER ‘WIDOW-MAKER’ HEART ATTACK SCARE: ‘I PROBABLY WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN UP’

Fox News: What compelled you to participate in this auction and why now?
Chris Lewis: Since my mother passed away in 2000, my wife and I have been going around the country doing trunk shows of her possessions and talking about her career in film festivals. And over the years, we’ve acquired a lot of her belongings. But we’re getting older and we’re cutting down. We’re not doing as many of those events anymore. So we decided it would be best for everybody if we just shared these things with her fans.

Fox News: Were you hesitant to auction off any of your mother’s personal possessions?
Chris: Everything has its time, you know? [laughs] They weren’t doing any good in our closet or in storage. And even if you weren’t a fan of Loretta Young, my mother had some wonderful furniture and dresses from her years as a movie star.

Linda Lewis: Many of the furniture pieces at the auction were found or made by grandma, Loretta’s mother. Many, many years ago Grandma and Mom came with a U-Haul truck filled with some very special pieces of furniture *laughs*.

‘I DREAM OF JEANNIE’ STAR BARBARA EDEN SHARES THE SECRET BEHIND HER 29-YEAR MARRIAGE: ‘IT’S NOT EASY’

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Loretta Young’s Gucci purse. (Julien’s Auctions)

‘50S STAR TERRY MOORE RECALLS DATING JAMES DEAN, BEFRIENDING MARILYN MONROE AND POSING FOR PLAYBOY

Fox News: How determined have you been to keep your mother’s legacy alive?
Chris: Very determined, of course. She was unique in the industry. She had a 70-year career. She was successful in both movies and television. She won an Academy Award in 1948 and then won three Emmys during the ‘50s. She grew up with Hollywood and survived in television. She had a remarkable career, but more importantly, she was a remarkable person. She wasn’t at all a diva like you would expect from a movie star. She was very down to earth and just as generous as a person.

Fox News: When did you realize that your mother was different from other moms?
Chris: When you grow up in an environment as we did, you always think it’s normal. We grew up in a big house with 18 rooms, an elevator and service. You assume everyone lives that way. [laughs] But both my parents worked and they were very successful. So we had a nice home. But the first time I really figured she was different was when we would go to church. We were Catholics so we would go to church in Beverly Hills every Sunday. When leaving the church, people would ultimately come up to mom and ask for her autograph. She would always say, “I don’t give autographs when I’m out with my children.” I noticed that didn’t happen to everyone else.

AUDREY HEPBURN, OSCAR-WINNER FOR ‘ROMAN HOLIDAY,’ CONTINUES TO INSPIRE HOLLYWOOD STARS, EXPERT SAYS

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American actress Loretta Young (1913 – 2000), circa 1940. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

‘TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT’ STAR LYDIA CORNELL RECALLS OVERCOMING ALCOHOLISM: ‘A RIVER OF TEARS JUST FLOWED’

Then the time that really made a difference? I was 8 years old. My mother was doing a movie called “It Happens Every Thursday” with John Forsythe. It was done at Universal Studios. My dad told me and my brother one day, “We’re going to have lunch with mom at the studio.” We didn’t know what that meant but we went with him. When we got to the studio, we went over to the stage where they were filming. And when we got there, the stage was dark and everyone was on their lunch break. But I saw the set, which was supposed to be this little newspaper office. And then after lunch, I remember going to what they called dailies, which allowed the crew to watch what they shot the day before to judge their performances. My mother was insistent upon seeing dailies on all her films. But that same newspaper office I saw earlier had come to life. It was bustling with people. And my mom was up there on the screen. So it kind of clicked with my mom.

‘FACTS OF LIFE’ STAR LISA WHELCHEL EXPLAINS WHY SHE DIDN’T RELEASE MORE MUSIC AFTER HER ’80S SOLO ALBUM

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Loretta Young made her mark both in film and television. (Photo by Horst P. Horst/Conde Nast via Getty Images)

‘MY THREE SONS’ STAR TINA COLE DITCHED TWIN BEDS WITH ON-SCREEN HUSBAND DON GRADY

And I remember one night in New York … Mom and I went to see some play. As we walked down the aisle to get our seats, people in the theater stood up and applauded mom. During the intermission, it got so crowded that we couldn’t leave our seats. But people were so respectful of her. And at that time, I was just 13-14 years old. But that made a lasting impression on me.

Fox News: What are some fun facts about your mom that would surprise fans today?
Chris: She was an excellent seamstress. Especially during the later years, she would sew [dresses] for her friends. She would get these really great fabrics and turn them into gifts. She had this little Singer sewing machine she used all her life, which is part of the auction, along with her sewing table. She especially loved sewing with my sister. Mom and Judy would sew all the time. And at the end of her life, she did a lot of philanthropy. She would visit AIDS patients, go to hospices, spend a lot of time with veterans – she used her time well. But she did it quietly. She didn’t have cameras there and all that stuff. She just wanted to do it herself. She was a great role model. When she was a child, her mother ran a boarding house in Los Angeles. So it was there where mom learned how to serve others and help people. She came from humble beginnings and she never forgot that.

RONNIE WOOD’S EX-WIFE JO WOOD RECALLS PHOTOGRAPHING THE ROLLING STONES OVER THE YEARS: ‘THEY DIDN’T NOTICE’

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Loretta Young in her later years. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

CURLY HOWARD’S GRANDSON DESCRIBES LEARNING HE WAS RELATED TO THE THREE STOOGES ICON: ‘NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE US’

Fox News: Is it true she was a devoted Catholic in Hollywood?
Chris: She was very Catholic and would go to mass every day [in her later years]. Usually at 11 o’clock in Beverly Hills. In Palms Springs, the earliest mass was eight in the morning, but she didn’t get up early. [laughs] The Desert Regional Medical Center even named its chapel after her because she would attend the mass there all the time. [laughs] … [And] there were a whole bunch of people in Hollywood who were Catholics. Bob Hope’s wife was very Catholic. John Wayne’s wife, very Catholic. And they were all lifelong friends. There was even a group called the “Catholic Mafia” in Hollywood [laughs] so there were a bunch of them. And our house was full of priests all the time.

RISQUÉ STORIES WRITTEN BY ED WOOD REVEALED DECADES AFTER FILMMAKER’S TRAGIC DEATH

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Loretta Young’s Hermes purse. (Julien’s Auctions)

HUMPHREY BOGART’S EX-WIFE MAYO METHOT STRUGGLED TO BOUNCE BACK IN HOLLYWOOD AFTER DIVORCE, BOOK CLAIMS

Fox News: How did she feel about her work on television?
Chris: She was very passionate about it. She was a pioneer in the business. She was one of the first women, aside from Lucille Ball, to produce her own television show. Mom was the executive producer of her own television show, so she was also a pretty good businesswoman. And television was the enemy back then. She was told by executives that if she pursed television, she would never do another film again. … But Dad was in the advertising business and it was really him who pushed her into television. She was in her late 40s at the time. So your chances of continuing your career as a woman, at the time, was very tough. So you had to redefine yourself. And mom never liked the parts she was given by the studio executives. So she thought about getting into television. She got to play all the parts she wanted to play and she was the executive producer, which meant that she called the shots.

DEAN MARTIN’S DAUGHTER DEANA RECALLS GROWING UP WITH ‘THE KING OF COOL,’ THE RAT PACK AND JERRY LEWIS

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Tyrone Power holds Loretta Young in publicity portrait for the film ‘Love Is News’, 1937. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

MICHAEL HUTCHENCE’S SISTER RECALLS GROWING UP WITH INXS SINGER, FINAL TRAGIC YEARS FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY

Fox News: What do you believe was the secret behind her lasting success?
Chris: She had a moral compass. Growing up for us kids, you always respected everybody. We treated everyone equally. She knew she never wanted to play parts that were negative or brought people down. She fought the studios and got suspended several times because she refused to do the movies that the studio guys wanted her to do. That can ruin a career. But I think people sense that moral compass. She would take six months off and not get paid because she was suspended. But she would then come back and get her way.

Linda: She told me — when she was 85 — “Even now when I leave the room, I hope people say, ‘What a nice girl!’” [laughs] She really cared about everybody. She really listened to people. She was genuine. And because she played so many different characters, she truly had empathy for everyone. She put her toe in the water of every lifestyle you could possibly have. Therefore she truly led from her heart. And I really think that had a lot to do with her success.

LIBERACE TOLD ELVIS PRESLEY HE NEEDED ‘MORE GLITZ’ IN HIS SHOWS BEFORE LAS VEGAS TRANSFORMATION, BOOK CLAIMS

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Judy Lewis and her actress mother, Loretta Young, at an American Film Institute cocktail party held aboard the Pacific Princess cruise ship in California, circa 1974. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)

MARLON BRANDO AND MYSTERIOUS FIRST WIFE ANNA KASHFI HAD VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP, BOOK CLAIMS

Fox News: You previously spoke out about your sister, Judy Lewis, and the identity of her father. According to the New York Times, Judy maintained in her 1994 autobiography “Uncommon Knowledge” that Clark Gable was her father and she was conceived during the making of 1935’s “Call of the Wild.” Looking back, why did you choose to speak out?
Chris: I didn’t think that Judy should have written the book while mom was still alive, but that was Judy’s decision to make. … She needed her catharsis, her voice to be heard I guess. I wouldn’t have written it while mom was alive though because it was embarrassing to mom. But it’s not an unusual story. Hollywood is just about that, but that wasn’t about me. That was about Judy and mom. And I certainly didn’t want to get involved with that… The thing is Judy had a great life just like my brother and me and it was provided by mom.

Fox News: It sounded like, based on your mother’s final years and her work, she must have made some sort of peace with the situation.
Chris: Oh yeah, of course. After the book came out all of my mom’s friends said, “Oh, that’s terrible! You should take Judy out of the will!” Stuff like that. But mom was above all that. She got a lot of advice from priests. But the last thing mom would ever do is get retribution. In the end, everyone got equal in mom’s will. And mom reconciled it very easily.

Fox News: What do you hope audiences will get from this auction and your mother’s contributions to Hollywood?
Chris: As a celebrity, her work speaks for itself. She was a beautiful actress, but she took her business seriously. She could light a set as well as any director of photography. That’s because she worked with all the best, yes, but she also paid attention. She would get a script and it was as if she had a photographic memory. She would know what page a certain line was on. It never took her much time to read a script.

JANIS JOPLIN ENJOYED ‘THE MANY PLEASURES THAT CAME HER WAY’ TO COPE WITH INSECURITIES, BOOK CLAIMS

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Loretta Young’s coat. (Julien’s Auctions)

‘30S STAR THELMA TODD ‘WAS BECOMING’ TIRED ‘OF HOLLYWOOD’ BEFORE HER MYSTERIOUS DEATH, BOOK CLAIMS

Not only did she take her craft seriously, but it was just as important for her to be a good wife and mother. To me, that was amazing because the film business takes a lot of your time. You go to work at five in the morning and not return until nine at night. And then to balance your personal life on top of that? That’s why a lot of Hollywood marriages don’t work because they’re never there and everybody wants something from you… but she remained very dedicated. She was just special.

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Sam Donaldson Makes Rare Endorsement: We’re In The Grip Of A Sick, Ignorant Man

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The veteran ABC news anchor on Friday endorsed the billionaire media mogul’s run for president, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper he believed Bloomberg was the “best-suited” Democratic candidate to take on Donald Trump in November.

Donaldson acknowledged how, as a working reporter in Washington for 52 years, he’d never given money to candidates or registered for a political party.

But times had changed and he now felt compelled to act because “we are in the grip” of a “sick, ignorant man,” Donaldson explained.

“He’s mean, he’s corrupt and if we don’t get this right, we may lose the things that have made this country the best place to live in the world and that shining city on the hill that Ronald Reagan used to talk about which was the envy of the world,” he added.

Donaldson later dismissed concerns that Bloomberg was attempting to buy the presidency, saying he wouldn’t be “beholden to anyone” because he’s putting his own money in, and played down the anger over the stop-and-frisk policing strategy that was used during Bloomberg’s time as New York mayor.

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Best internet deals to save money and maximize speed

Since you signed up for your internet service, you probably haven’t given it much thought. It works, so why bother? But a new plan might better suit your needs and save money, too.

Speed is also important, of course, and there’s a chance your plan isn’t to blame. Tap or click here for a quick insider trick that involves changing one setting for significantly faster internet speeds.

When your internet slows down, it could be your line, your device, your router, your browser or even your neighbors. I’ve got you covered with the steps to take to figure it out. Tap or click here for 10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems.

If it is your plan, how do you navigate the many internet options? Here’s a quick crash course.

Choosing the right plan

The first step to selecting the right plan is understanding your needs. Here’s a good place to start:

  • For those who connect with fewer than three devices and simply browse the internet, you can get by with a basic package that offers download speeds up to 10Mbps.
  • If you don’t stream much but want to check email and download music and photos, a plan that offers speeds up to 25Mbps should work.
  • Gamers, videophiles, streamers and households with multiple people using multiple devices will need a plan that offers speeds up to 100Mbps.

Remember, there are data caps. Most companies put a limit on the amount of data you can use each month and if you go over that amount, you’ll be charged extra fees. Tap or click here to learn how to avoid hitting your internet data cap while you’re streaming.

Now that you know what to look for in a plan, let’s see what your options are.

Comparing options

For home internet service you’re going to choose between DSL, cable, fiber or satellite. Here’s what that means:

  • DSL –Digital Subscriber Line users get a high-speed bandwidth connection from a phone wall jack or an existing telephone network. It works within the frequencies your telephone doesn’t, so you can use the internet while making phone calls.
  • Cable – Cable internet service comes from the same coaxial cable network that is used with cable television. Cable TV uses a small portion of the cable’s bandwidth, which allows your internet service to work with it. You don’t have to subscribe to cable TV to have cable internet service.
  • Fiber – Fiber internet uses fiber-optic cables instead of copper wires. It’s faster than DSL and cable internet, but it’s not available everywhere.
  • Satellite – Internet access is provided through communications satellites, used mostly in rural areas. It’s usually the most expensive, last resort option.

Since DSL and cable internet services are the most common, we’ll focus on those. Two of the major providers in the U.S. are Xfinity from Comcast and Cox Communications.

For DSL, I’ll also show you options from CenturyLink. Service providers and specific offerings vary depending on where you live, so the packages you see here may be slightly different than those offered at posting.

Take a look at the plans offered and compare these to your own. Be sure to read the tip at the end about testing your speed to make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for.

Xfinity from Comcast

Xfinity offers a few different plans:

  • If you can get by with the bare minimum, the Performance Starter+ plan offers download speeds up to 25Mbps for $29.99/month for the first year. After that, you’ll pay $50 per month.
  • For those who need more bandwidth, Xfinity’s Performance Select plan includes speeds up to 100Mbps for $39.99/month for the first year. After that, you’ll pay $65 per month.
  • Need even faster speeds? Xfinity’s Performance Pro+ offers speeds up to 200Mbps for $49.99/month for the first year. After that, you’ll pay $70 per month.

Cox Communications

Cox Communications offers a wide range of plans with speeds from 10Mbps all the way up to 940Mbps. Here are the most common offerings:

  • Cox Internet Essential 30 gets you up to 30Mbps for $39.99/month for 12 months with a 1-year service agreement. After that, the cost goes up to $66.99 per month.
  • Cox Internet Preferred 150 gives you up to 150Mbps of speed for $59.99/month for 12 months with a 1-year service agreement. After that, you’ll pay $87.99 per month.
  • For higher speeds, choose Cox Internet Ultimate to get up to 300Mbps for $79.99/month for 12 months with a 1-year service agreement. After that, it’ll cost $104.99 per month.

CenturyLink

CenturyLink, a DSL internet service provider, is pushing its “Price for Life” offer. That means if you sign up for internet service, you can guarantee the same monthly rate year after year as long as you don’t cancel.

At the moment, you can get up to 100Mbps for $49/month. Unfortunately, this special promotion isn’t available in every area of the U.S. The top speeds available depend on your location.

BONUS TIP: Check your internet connection speed for free

Once you choose a provider and a plan, make sure you’re getting what you pay for. If you’re paying for download speeds of 100Mbps, but only getting around 50Mbps, you need to notify your provider.

You can find out with a simple speed test right through Google. Just use the search phrase “Speed Test.” If you’d rather use a site designed to test speeds, tap or click here for 4 sites to check your internet speed for free.

Remember, competition is fierce. If you live in an area with more than one internet service provider, see which one can give you the best deal. Call each provider’s customer service line and ask for their best and lowest price. And pay close attention to contract lengths, setup fees and such to make sure you aren’t paying more than you think.

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