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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Verdict Against State Farm in Hurricane Katrina Case 7.12.2016 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously upheld a jury verdict that found State Farm General Insurance Co. Inc. defrauded a federal flood insurance program to avoid paying a homeowner claim stemming from Hurricane Katrina.
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Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm 7.12.2016 NPR News
After the storm hit in 2005, the insurance company ordered claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the U.S. government and spare State Farm's coffers.
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Business Highlights 7.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

___ Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company’s commitment to invest billions in the U.S. Six weeks […]
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Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm upheld 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The justices on Tuesday rejected claims by State Farm that the whistleblower case against the insurer should have been dismissed because its existence was leaked while it was supposed to be secret. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court in upholding an appellate ruling that there is no requirement in fede...
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Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm 6.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The justices on Tuesday rejected claims by State Farm that the whistleblower case against the insurer should have been dismissed because its existence was leaked while […]
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Jury selection begins in high-profile Saints star’s death 5.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates. Ten or so gunshots later, one driver is dead and the other waits nervously to give his side of the story to police. Conflicts settled by gunfire are tragically common in New Orleans, but there was nothing routine about […]
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A look at key figures in the Will Smith case 5.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trial begins Monday for Cardell Hayes, 29, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. A look at some of the key figures in the case: — The dead man: Will Smith, 34. A native of Queens, New […]
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Trial set Monday for suspect in ex-Saint Will Smith’s death 4.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates. Ten or so gunshots later, one driver is dead and the other waits nervously to give his side of the story to police. Conflicts settled by gunfire are tragically common in New Orleans but there was nothing routine about […]
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Betsy DeVos would be a disaster for public education 30.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Our public schools are a fundamental part of our democratic society. They are not just a product to be consumed by individuals, but they are also a public good that benefits the quality of our society as a whole.
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A Giving History: Smithsonian Exhibit Showcases Americans' Charitable Acts 30.11.2016 NPR News
Visitors to the National Museum of American History can see artifacts like the bucket used to launch the ALS ice bucket challenge and how they played a role in charitable giving throughout history.
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Louisiana Veteran Flood Victims Sill Find Recovery Programs Tough To Navigate 27.11.2016 NPR News
Parts of Louisiana were inundated by heavy rain and flooding earlier this year. Myra Engrum lost her house, but it wasn't the first time. Hurricane Katrina ruined her home years earlier.
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Kanye has a lot in common with Trump 19.11.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Plenty of people were plenty shocked that Kanye West said he's pro-Donald Trump.
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A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decouple from first of many homes 19.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Amid their highly publicized divorce, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have begun to sell off their marital assets. Among the first to go: a home in New Orleans that sold for $4.9 million.

Dating back to the 1830s, the French Quarter row house had been listed a year ago for as much as $6.5 million....

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Kanye West, a Trump supporter? As always, it's complicated 19.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Kanye West has always had a testy relationship with politics and politeness. But after his widely panned onstage monologue Thursday night at his show in San Jose, where he confirmed rumors that he supported Donald Trump, he may have finally alienated his fan base.

West’s first, famous foray into...

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Plea may end case dealing with post-Katrina police violence 4.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans police officer accused in the cover-up of shootings that killed two people after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 is set to change his plea. The hearing Friday for Gerard Dugue (DOOH’-gay) comes a day after federal prosecutors reduced felony charges against him to a single misdemeanor. He’s accused […]
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Ahead of plea change, reduced charge for ex-New Orleans cop 4.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal felony charges for the lone remaining defendant in the cover-up of deadly shootings by New Orleans police following Hurricane Katrina were reduced to a single misdemeanor Thursday. The new charge was filed a day before the scheduled change-of-plea hearing for retired Sgt. Gerard Dugue. The decade-old case involved shootings that […]
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sell their 1830s row house in New Orleans 1.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who are in the process of divorcing, have begun to sell of their marital assets. The estranged couple have sold their home in New Orleans’ French Quarter for $4.9 million.

Dating back to the 1830s, the row house had been listed a year ago for as much as $6.5...

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Infrastructure: Can We Finally Think Big? 31.10.2016 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The Great Depression stimulated America’s first major investments in modern infrastructure. Undertakings like the Hoover Dam, LaGuardia Airport, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Golden Gate Bridge, and thousands of lesser-known road, rail, sewer, waterway, levee, and energy projects put millions of people back to work and transformed the American landscape. These marvels of American 20th-century infrastructure have long since ceded pride of place to European and Asian 21st-century state-of-the-art projects. Today, New Deal–era and even older assets barely keep the United States moving; many, if not most of them, have long since passed their useful lifespans. The Great Recession brought the country to another crossroads on infrastructure. But where the New Deal went full throttle on innovation, President Barack Obama’s Rooseveltian instincts were curbed by 21st-century economic realities, obsession with deficits, and ...
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'American Horror' to do crossover 31.10.2016 CNN: Top Stories
If you think "American Horror Story" has done it all, think again.
Opinion: Why we need ghosts 31.10.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Halloween reminds us that for the living, being haunted keeps us connected to what we've lost while making sense of a terrifying world, writes Colin Dickey.
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