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Review: ‘Spike Spangle’ is a 1986 play about foreclosure and a rigged system. Sound familiar? 23.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Stop me if you’ve heard this one lately: A farmer struggling to make ends meet finds himself the cruelly exploited pawn in a geopolitical power play. Sad to say, it’s a tale as old as time — or at least 1986, when the Actors’ Gang first staged “Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer.”

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Oreo Mocks Ben Carson Confusion: REO Stands For 'Really Excellent Oreo' 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Can you "explain the disparity in REO rates. Do you know what an REO is?" Rep. Katie Porter (D-Cali.) asked Department of Housing and Urban Department (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson during a hearing on Tuesday. "An Oreo?" Carson responded.
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Watch: Ben Carson Doesn’t Know What REO Property Is, Asks About ‘An Oreo?’ 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“No, not an OREO. An REO. ‘R-E-O,’” Representative Katie Porter told Carson.
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Onetime Michael Jackson manager Tohme Tohme seeks millions from his estate 14.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The first phase of trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought against Michael Jackson’s estate by a former manager for the singer who alleges he is owed commissions for his work on behalf of the late King of Pop.

Tohme R. Tohme says he is due a 15% commission on...

Task force takes on rural stress in Minnesota 2.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In response to growing socioeconomic stress in rural areas, the University of Minnesota Extension Service is setting up a rural stress task force to tackle some challenging issues.
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Patient Bankruptcy Fears Hurt Care Says Doctor Supporting Medicare For All 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The reality for many people in this country is that seeking medical care means weighing one's health against one's wallet."
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Reagan Economist Claims Obama Started Great Recession 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Former Reagan economist and "Trumponomics" author Arthur Laffer ridiculed Americans with student loan debt and blamed the 2007 Great Recession on Barack Obama, who didn't begin his presidential term until January 2009.
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Review: In the arresting ‘Little Woods,’ Tessa Thompson and Lily James get scrappy 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Female filmmakers, including Kelly Reichardt and Chloé Zhao, are currently making some of the most uniquely observed and trenchant films about the contemporary American West. Add Nia DaCosta, who makes her feature directorial debut with the arresting “Little Woods,” to that list.

Tessa Thompson...

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Denver voters approved big campaign finance reforms — now they’ll elect a clerk and recorder to carry them out 15.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver voters on May 7 will decide who takes the reins of an office that's charged with carrying out major campaign finance reforms and a new public financing system that could transform future city elections.
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Woman scammed immigrants out of $110,000 in home-buying scheme, police say 15.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A 39-year-old woman accused of scamming immigrants out of more than $110,000 in a home-buying scheme that lasted more than a year was arrested last week in Fresno, police said.

Maria Teresa Flores-Morales of Fresno told people who were unsure how to go about buying a home that she could help them...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Grills Bankers on 2008 Crisis 11.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ocasio-Cortez questioned the CEOs of America's mega banks during a tense House Financial Services Committee session.
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Fine assessed against foreclosure lawyer Larry Castle overturned by appeals court 5.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Denver judge properly decided former foreclosure king Larry Castle and his law firm did not violate state laws designed to protect consumers but, according to the Colorado Court of Appeals, wrongly fined the firm for not disclosing certain business connections it had.
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After avoiding foreclosure, Charlie Sheen relists Sherman Oaks mansion for $8 million 26.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Another month, another hefty price cut for Charlie Sheen’s Sherman Oaks estate. After avoiding foreclosure on the Mediterranean mansion earlier this year, the actor has trimmed the price to $7.99 million.

The “Major League” star shelled out $7.2 million for the home in 2006 and brought it to market...

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Paraglider crashes in Jefferson County, injuring pilot after craft plunged 200 feet 21.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
A paraglider crashed in Jefferson County on Wednesday afternoon, swiftly dropping about 200 feet, and the pilot  was taken to a local hospital.
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U.S. Supreme Court rules against Colorado homeowner, says foreclosure lawyers are not debt collectors 21.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that foreclosure lawyers are not debt collectors, ending a Colorado man's years-long effort to gut the state's century-old public trustee foreclosure system.
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Reverse mortgages, America’s most hated home loan, are making a comeback 14.3.2019 LA Times: Business

Professor Chris Mayer has a lesson for ­homeowners: Reverse mortgages, which let older Americans tap their home equity without selling or moving, aren’t as risky as some say. In an online video, he brushes aside “common misconceptions,” including fears about losing your home.

Mayer, a real estate...

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The death of ‘the world’s greatest salesman’ 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Though it won't, the world should pause for a moment to mark the life of Joe Girard, who was 90 years old when he fell at his home and died two days later. Joe Girard, of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., was the greatest car salesman in the world.
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NFL combine notes: Washington prospect Kaleb McGary has tackled a lot of adversity 1.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To hear Kaleb McGary tell it, his life is a country song.

The 6-foot-8 offensive tackle from the University of Washington has had more than his share of heartache in recent years, troubles that have toughened him and ramped up his hunger to succeed.

“Football has been tremendous for me,” McGary...

Bank unloads Allen Iverson’s foreclosed home in Georgia 16.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Allen Iverson’s former home, which he lost to foreclosure, has traded hands in Georgia for a dirt-cheap $725,000.

Wells Fargo & Co. took ownership of the estate in 2017 after suing the Hall of Famer for failing to make mortgage payments on the property, according to reports. Iverson paid $2.19...

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Young and Minorities Less Satisfied with Personal Lives 5.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Americans are happy with their personal lives, a new poll reveals. Old, white Americans at least.
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