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Renting vs. Buying a Home: Which is Best for Your Wallet in Each State?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:24:43 GMT

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2017 : Washington, D.C., Arizona and Nevada are among the 11 states where renting is more affordable than buying a home, found a new study by the leading personal finance website GOBankingRates. To help home-seekers better navigate the housing market in their community, GOBankingRates surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and identified which states are best for buying a home and which are better suited for renting.




'Supreme Court 5' protesters get jail time for disruption

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:15:56 GMT

Five activists decided the best way to protest a major First Amendment Supreme Court case was with more First Amendment activity, so they disrupted the justices' oral arguments two years ago. The justice system struck back Monday when a federal judge in Washington sentenced the activists to jail time.




Taliban bomber kills 24 in Kabul

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:21:14 GMT

An additional 42 people were injured in the attack that took place during morning rush hour as government employees and students made their way to work and school.




Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 PST

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:05:36 GMT

A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter roll information from the states. The commission asked states last month to provide publicly available data including registered voters' names, birth dates and partial Social Security numbers, but it later told them to hold off until a judge ruled on a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington.




These top prosecutors are threatening legal action against Betsy DeVos

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:05:35 GMT

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recently drawn criticism for lending an ear to men's rights groups and individuals advocating for the rights of those accused of rape, causing worry that the secretary of education may roll back Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault.




Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter dataabout 2 hours ago

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:05:34 GMT

A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for President Trump's commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter roll information from the states. The commission asked states last month to provide publicly available data including registered voters' names, birth dates and partial Social Security numbers, but it later told them to hold off until a judge ruled on a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington.




Marsh names Southeast region leader

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:55:24 GMT

Marsh said Ms. Layton will be responsible for client initiatives, new business and talent development across the District of Columbia and eight states: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.




Support for Banning Public Smoking Holding Steady in U.S.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:55:23 GMT

Slightly fewer than six in 10 Americans say smoking in all public places should be illegal, virtually unchanged since 2011. Most of the rest, 41%, think it should not be illegal in public.




Medical Marijuana 101: The State of the Law in NY

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:55:22 GMT

This blog post will be the first in a series of articles discussing the current state of the law in New York regarding medical marijuana. There's no denying that one of the hottest topics in health care law these days is the constant evolution of the state of the law as it relates to the use of marijuana.




Here's the Single Most Important Reason More States Will Legalize Marijuana

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:09:14 GMT

You don't have to be Nostradamus to successfully predict that more states will legalize marijuana -- whether for medicinal use only or for recreational use. A bandwagon effect seems quite likely, considering 29 states plus the District of Columbia have already legalized medical marijuana.




Phobos makes surprise appearance in Hubble Mars photo

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:42:58 GMT

NASA 's Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a time lapse of Phobos, a tiny rock-like moon, orbiting around Mars. The resulting composite image of the 13 total exposures shows what appears to be a bright dot of light near Marsit looks something like a spec of dust that reflected light back at a camera.




Multiple venues to debut 2017-S 225th Anniversary...

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:21:37 GMT

The 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set will make its sales debut from the U.S. Mint on Aug. 1. Collectors and dealers will have multiple ways to buy the 10-coin 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set when it goes on sale Aug. 1. Those in Denver for the year's biggest coin convention will find the set available at two locations, though sales will begin at different times. The first venue in Denver at which customers will be able to purchase the sets and walk away with the physical product in hand won't be the American Numismatic Association World Fair of Money at the Colorado Convention Center.




Can People Losing Medicaid Under BCRA Afford Marketplace Coverage?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:03:41 GMT

Next steps regarding Congressional action on repeal and replace remain uncertain, with the President again supporting repeal coupled with replace, members attempting to bridge their differences over the Better Care Reconciliation Act , and, in late-breaking news, a just-released amended version of the BCRA and a companion Congressional Budget Office score. A significant area of concern among senators and governors in Medicaid expansion states is the loss of coverage under the BCRA for those who have it today under the Affordable Care Act and unaffordability of the new BCRA coverage options for low-income people.




CFPB Publishes State-by-State Snapshot of Consumer Complaints

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:54:21 GMT

On June 27, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a state-by-state breakdown of consumer complaints that have been filed with the CFPB. The snapshot - which is contained in the June 2017 edition of the CFPB's Monthly Complaint Report - compiled data from the CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database about the number of consumer complaints submitted, as well as the products and issues about which consumers complain most and how often companies provided timely responses to the complaints.




Reports of the Death of the SEP Have Not Been Greatly Exaggerated

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:06:51 GMT

At the time, that the practice of incorporating supplemental environmental projects into environmental settlements was "hanging by a thread." For once, my speculation was accurate.




20 Attorneys General Urge Trump To Defend Protections For Dreamers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:41:52 GMT

"We urge you to affirm America's values and tradition as a nation of immigrants," reads a letter to the president. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the top cops in 18 other states and the District of Columbia urged President Donald Trump to uphold protections for young undocumented immigrants , also known as Dreamers, who came to the U.S. as children.




Can Trump pardon anyone? Himself? Can he fire Mueller? Your questions, answered.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:43:43 GMT

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events President Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, during a "Made in America," roundtable event. On Thursday night, The Post reported that the White House is actively exploring how to undercut the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any ways in which that meddling may have been conducted in concert with people working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.