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This Pacific Island Gave U.S. Troops a Chance to Recharge

For the vast majority of American troops, Saipan was their first experience of tropical living. The heat, the beaches, the swaying palm trees - all …

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Brisket — Recipes from The Kitchn

Everyone loves brisket, a Texas staple. Texans — Tejanos — are especially obsessed. My beer-braised brisket is fork-tender, perfect for a crowd, and …

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Here’s What Happened the Last Time the Left Got Nasty

History shows why Democrats shouldn’t take the low road.<p>This is definitely becoming a thing.<p>On Monday, a toddler-bearing mother confronted EPA chief Scott Pruitt at a Washington, D.C., teahouse and demanded he resign over allegations that he’s been using his office to line his pockets. And last …

Vietnam War

Here's how to get help with hospice costs and selection through Medicare

Choosing hospice care isn't about giving up. It's about making every day count.<p>Terminally ill people who choose hospice receive care for their …

Health Care

Keeping Your Federal Employee Health Benefits in Retirement

Keeping your Federal Employee Health Benefits in retirement is possible, but you have to meet certain criteria in order to be eligible.<p>What Are the …

Here Are Some Of Anthony Bourdain's Most Powerful Pieces Of Writing

The author of "Kitchen Confidential," who died Friday at 61, counted several books as part of his legacy.<p>To say Anthony Bourdain was a “good writer” is to do him a disservice. Though he was a chef, restaurateur and TV host, it was his writing in the 2000 book <i>Kitchen Confidential</i> that launched him …

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‘A lot of dial tones’: The inside story of how Trump’s North Korea summit fell apart

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Ashley Parker<p>, Reporter<p>Josh Dawsey<p>, White House reporter<p>The historic nuclear disarmament summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un — the one that Trump thought might earn him the Nobel Peace Prize — crumbled nearly as quickly as it came together, …

There Is Only One Trump Scandal

The myriad Trump scandals can obscure the fact that they’re all elements of one massive tale of corruption.<p>The sheer volume of Trump scandals can seem difficult to keep track of.<p>There’s the ongoing special-counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign aided a Russian campaign to aid Trump’s …

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Social Security 101: How to File for Benefits

Nothing worth doing is ever easy, and so it goes with Social Security. When the time comes to file for your benefits, be prepared. Here are the nuts …

If you’re retiring in 2018, you should read this. And even if you’re not.

By Michelle Singletary<p>Columnist<p>My husband and I have been doing some intense retirement planning over the past two years.<p>But here’s the thing. We are still six to seven years from when we hope to move into another season of our life. Of course we’ve been saving, but working out the nitty-gritty of …

USA Today op-ed delivers the harshest criticism of Donald Trump yet

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>In a lengthy takedown, USA Today opines that Trump is an embarrassment to public office<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>December 13, 2017 12:41pm (UTC)<p>A new article by USA Today's editorial board is making it clear that the editorial board at that publication believes President Donald Trump is no longer …

Parents, do you have the best 529 college savings plan? (Yes, you can choose.)

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>, Writer<p>Parents may be able to accumulate more money to pay for college by investing in an out-of-state 529 plan. Yet many don’t even know it’s possible. Eighty percent of those who invest in a 529 choose the one in their home state, according to a study by the Investment Company …

Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

Retirement

America's Crisis of Courage

Character remains the issue that confronts us in almost every story about national politics today.<p>The American crisis is, at its root, a crisis of character. Yes, many other forces and phenomena are in play: the crash of 2008; technologically driven changes to the economy; gerrymandering and …

Political Science

MSNBC Host Skewers Claims Clinton Helped Sell Uranium To Russians

All it took were a few "fact-based questions."<p>Joy Reid just reclaimed her time on national television.<p>The “AM Joy” host refused to allow the Washington Examiner’s Jen Kerns to perpetuate unfounded claims that Hillary Clinton helped to sell uranium to Russia. President Donald Trump pushed the story …

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For Trump, words are stupid things

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>A book about Churchill and Orwell reminds us how potent skilled rhetoric can be<p>Michael Winship<p>October 28, 2017 4:58pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>In Britain late last week, Conservative Member of Parliament Nicholas Soames, grandson of Winston Churchill, …

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If you expect to get Social Security, this is the one thing to do in the aftermath of the Equifax breach

By Michelle Singletary<p>, Columnist<p>The financial exploitation of seniors is already a problem. Now with the massive data breach by Equifax, it’s just one more thing to concern the elderly.<p>Many people are scrambling, trying to put in place credit freezes to prevent identity thieves from opening up …

Retirement

Trump's Favorite Supreme Court Justice Said 'Tyrants' Try To Suppress Flag Protests

Remember the First Amendment?<p>President Donald Trump spent the weekend referring to athletes who protest during the national anthem as disrespectful and unpatriotic, calling them sons of bitches who should lose their jobs.<p>“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects …

Here Are Some Ways People Disrespect The Flag Daily Based On Flag Code

Ever used a disposable picnic plate with a U.S. flag on it? The Flag Code frowns on that.<p>President Donald Trump accused athletes on Friday of disrespecting the American flag when silently protesting by kneeling or sitting while the national anthem is played.<p>On June 14, 1923, or Flag Day, a federal …

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Insurers just stepped in to avoid an Obamacare disaster

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>As President Trump urges politicians to “let Obamacare implode,” suggesting that the law will unravel on its own and leave people across the country with no health-insurance options, states are finding their own ways to fill in the gaps in coverage for next …

One millennial’s advice to peers on saving for retirement: Don’t live by FOMO

By Michelle Singletary<p>Columnist<p>If you’ve saved a lot for retirement, do you have any regrets about what you may have given up to achieve your financial security?<p>Last week, a reader, who is not a millennial, asked what if you get to retirement age and can’t enjoy your money because you’re infirm. …

Retirement

How Estimated Quarterly Taxes Work

Depending on the sort of work you do or how you’re paid, you might need to settle your tax bill every quarter via estimated tax payments.<p>Who should …

Seth Meyers Zings Donald Trump With DJ Khaled's Famous Catchphrase

Bless up!<p>Bless up! Seth Meyers used a DJ Khaled quote to poke fun at President Donald Trump on Thursday.<p>The “Late Night” host noted in his “A Closer Look” segment the irony of how Trump has reportedly ended up under investigation for possible obstruction of justice.<p>Meyers explained how former FBI …

35 Hilarious Tweets That Sum Up #DadLife

Happy Father's Day!<p>Dads have made headlines for their funny tweets about parenting.<p>In fact, tweeting about the ups and downs of fatherhood is so common that it even has its own hashtag ― #dadlife. From diaper disasters to bedtime triumphs, dad tweets capture the everyday reality and hilarity of …

5 Things You Really Need to Know about Your Inherited IRA

When most of us think about IRAs, we picture accounts we open ourselves in order to save for retirement. However, there is such a thing as an …

Retirement

MSNBC's Chuck Todd Calls Out Partisan ‘Toxic Stew’ After Shooter Targets Congressmen

"Hopefully everybody is looking in the mirror tonight.”<p>”Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd is calling out political partisans eager to place blame after Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, in which six people were injured, including two members of Congress.<p>“Folks, some want to blame the …

I helped draft Clinton’s impeachment articles. The charges against Trump are more serious.

By Bob Inglis<p><i>Bob Inglis, a Republican, represented South Carolina in the House of Representatives from 1993 to 1999 and 2005 to 2011.</i><p>House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) asserted last week that if the president were a Democrat, the House wouldn’t be pursing impeachment. He must know that’s not …

The Death Knell for America's Global Leadership

In an op-ed, the Trump administration’s “adults in the room” envision America in the image of its leader: selfish, isolated, brutish, domineering, and driven by immediate appetites rather than ideals or even longer-term interests.<p>H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn may not be the most influential people in …

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The 15 parenting lessons of muddling through

<b>(Getty/MHJ/Salon)</b><p>If there’s a secret to success when it comes to parenting, I don’t know it. I do know you have to learn as you go<p>Linda Kulman<p>May 29, 2017 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Sam, six weeks old, was inconsolable. I was on maternity leave, my mother, who had come to help when he was born, had gone home, …

The 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' Dodge

Beware trusting pundits who exploit the least defensible critiques of the president to avoid acknowledging his most dangerous flaws.<p>Donald Trump is different.<p>Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all had allies who defended their approaches to …

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