Paul Ryan’s absolute greatest passion in life, the thing that drives him and underlies all of his work in public office, is destroying government programs for poor and low-income people. This was behind his 2005 push to privatize Social Security; it’s behind the budgets he released every single year from 2008 to 2014, which dramatically […]

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CLOSE Finding the right insurance policy can be complicated work, but experts urge residents to make plans in case disaster strikes. TYLER HERSKO/THE STAR Bill Moak(Photo: Sarah Warnock/Clarion Ledger) It’s a tragic picture that’s repeated much too often: A family finds itself on the street, staring shell-shocked at the smoldering ruins of their home, or […]

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California courts have struck down policy provisions that exclude recovery for floods and mudslides, as long as they were set in motion by a fire. The leading case on this topic is Howell vs. State Farm, in which California Court of Appeal judges in 1990 held that exclusions for flooding and earth movements may not […]

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ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Safety Council extends its deepest sympathies to Tom Petty’s family, friends, band members and millions of fans as they grapple not only with his loss, but also with the knowledge that the musical icon was taken far too… Powered by WPeMatico

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CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Jan. 19 at 7:48 p.m. EST. SBIRS is considered one of the… Powered by WPeMatico

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Would anyone have ever thought it possible to travel the world with money earned selling tea and snacks? According to tea shop owners Vijayan, 67, it’s his childhood urge to travel and his willpower that help him achieve the… Powered by WPeMatico

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BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force’s 460th Space Wing is now “talking” with the fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, ear… Powered by WPeMatico

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. will realign its property/casualty operations following the announcement it would sell its life and disability insurance unit to Lincoln Financial Group for about $3.3 billion, Liberty Mutual said in a statement Friday. The Boston-based unit, Liberty Life Assurance Co., provides group disability, group life, individual life and annuity products. “Through this […]

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A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling and reinstated discrimination and retaliation charges under the Americans with Disabilities Act filed by a writing tutor who was fired by her community college after taking a leave. Christy L. Williams, who was hired by Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, as a writing […]

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