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Not much of a ‘fix’ for flood insurance rate hikes

Not much of a ‘fix’ for flood insurance rate hikes

Stephen Nelson and Mary Anne Mayo are still struggling with the destruction from Superstorm Sandy, nearly 18 months after it swept through their Westport home, taking their first-floor belongings into the Saugatuck River. The couple, relying on federal flood insurance, has made repairs while considering major reconstruction work such as raising the house to comply […]

Global Initiative Conference ends. Now what?

Global Initiative Conference ends.  Now what?

The speeches are over; the interview with the late night TV host is done. All that remains before this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University conference wraps up is a service project in downtown Phoenix, headlined by former President Bill Clinton and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D.-Ariz. The Sunday event at a community garden concludes a […]

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

The Justice Department is investigating a flamboyant Wall Street financier who won millions of dollars in military contracts and then hired the Army officer who allegedly steered the money her way. Interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press portray entrepreneur Lynn Tilton and Col. Bert Vergez as being in unusually close contact for more […]

Harsher punishments for blacks at public schools?

Harsher punishments for blacks at public schools?

Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department’s civil rights arm. The suspensions — and disparities — begin at […]

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