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Video: stars support 21 Savage after ICE arrest

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Stars and social media groups are showing their support for rapper 21 Savage, who was arrested by ICE agents on Sunday. Savage is British, and he overstayed his visa as a youth, USA Today reports. Even feuding rappers Nicki Minaj … Continue reading

Lawsuits over making websites more accessible for disabled

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A number of websites are facing lawsuits that claim the sites aren’t easily accessible for disabled users. For example, Vox and The Hollywood Reporter say that Beyonce was sued in January over her website being inaccessible because it has a “purely … Continue reading

Contracted immigration detention centers ignoring serious offenses

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Contractors running immigrant detention centers aren’t reporting some serious violations such as sexual assaults, and federal immigration officials aren’t watching what they do closely enough, according to an inspector general’s report released by the Department of Homeland Security. HuffPost reports that … Continue reading

5 divorce mistakes that can cost you

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Unless you’ve been through a divorce before, going through the divorce process can be a bewildering move into the unknown. Mistakes may be inevitable, but some mistakes can cost you more than others, says financial planner Liz Weston. She tells … Continue reading

Podcast: Wall, slats, barrier at the border

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President Trump took his campaign for a wall to the US-Mexico border this week, hoping to drum up support for a $5.7 billion barrier while some federal workers struggle to survive without pay because of the government shutdown. Earlier, the … Continue reading

How Trump’s national security threat to build wall would face legal challenges

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President Trump says he’s considering inflating what he claims is a crisis into a national emergency so he can find a way to build a wall at the US-Mexico border that Congress has so far refused to fund. The federal … Continue reading

Estate debate: mothers, stepfathers and dead heirs

A complicated estate case has one heir wondering whether he should file a petition to be named executor of his stepfather’s will after his mother left everything to the stepfather following her death. The Moneyist at Marketwatch has advice for … Continue reading

Bankruptcy filings drop to 10-year low

Both consumer and corporate bankruptcy filings are at their lowest point in 10 years, according to a new report by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. The number of new filings has been cut by more than half since 2010, … Continue reading

Video: Why disability rights are central to social justice work

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The Ford Foundation just produced this video that shows how disability inclusion has changed their work and improved their impact. You can read more about the Ford Foundation’s policy about including disabled people in their work here. Noorain Khan with the Ford … Continue reading

Video: Fact-checking Trump’s latest border claims

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President Trump continues to keep parts of the federal government shut down over his demands for $5 billion in funding for his proposed wall along the Mexican border. CNN’s Dana Bash and Abby Phillip fact check Trump’s latest claims about … Continue reading