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Study Finds US Cops Charged in 400 Rapes Over 9 Years

October 20, 2018 |

A disturbing study out of Bowling Green State University has found that US police officers were charged in hundreds of rapes over the course of less than a decade. Per CNN , researchers behind the findings concluded that cops were charged in 405 forcible rapes in the nine years between 2005…
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P&G Posts Strongest Sales Growth in Five Years

October 19, 2018 |

Procter & Gamble reported stronger sales in the latest quarter, driven by gains in the beauty segment, as the consumer-products giant seeks to snap a stretch of lackluster growth.
WSJ.com: US Business

136 Years Later, Famous Landmark to Be Completed

October 19, 2018 |

It’s taken nearly 140 years of building and two recent years of talks , but it looks like Barcelona’s most-visited tourist attraction, the unfinished Sagrada Familia, may finally see its finishing touches put on. The Guardian and New York Times report a $ 41 million, 10-year deal has been struck between trustees…
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NYC Has First Shooting-Free Weekend in 25 Years

October 16, 2018 |

It’s the city that doesn’t sleep—and it just became, for one weekend, the city that doesn’t shoot. The NYPD reports that by the time Monday rolled around, the last time someone in New York City limits had been shot was in Brooklyn on Thursday, meaning that the city went…
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US Budget Deficit Surges to Highest Level in 6 Years

October 15, 2018 |

The federal budget deficit has surged to $ 779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Trump’s tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending. The Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit climbed $ 113 billion from fiscal 2017,…
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Kushner Didn’t Pay Federal Taxes for Years: NYT

October 14, 2018 |

Seems President Trump isn’t the only one who avoids paying taxes . Jared Kushner paid little to no taxes from 2009 to 2016 by exploiting a quirk of the tax code that benefits real-estate developers, the New York Times reports. A review of his private financial documents shows that Kushner—like…
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When to keep a mortgage into retirement years and reasons you might want to pay it off

October 14, 2018 |

Dear Liz: My husband and I have no debt other than the mortgage on our home. My husband will retire in three years while I will continue to work. (I will have to pay for healthcare at that time, as I currently receive my benefits through his employer.) My husband insists that we pay our mortgage…


L.A. Times – Business

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Ex-3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

October 13, 2018 |

Todd Harrell — the former bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down — is going to be locked up a while after a judge hit him with the maximum penalty for a firearm charge. Harrell’s reportedly been sentenced to 10 years in a Mississippi state prison…

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Social Security Recipients Get Largest Raise in Years

October 13, 2018 |

Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8% boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher, the AP reports. It’s the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low inflation, the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2019…
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After 25 Years, Charges Filed in Satanic Verses Shooting

October 11, 2018 |

Police in Norway just made a move to keep alive the investigation into a 25-year-old shooting that captured the world’s attention, reports Reuters . Back in 1993, the man who published Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses in Norway was shot three times outside his home. William Nygaard survived, but no arrests…
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