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General Electric freezing pension plan for 20,000 of its U.S. employees

By Tomi Kilgore, MarketWatch (Reprinted with permission) General Electric is freezing the pensions of 20,000 U.S. salaried workers to reduce billions in future pension obligations and trim debt. About 700 employees in its supplemental pension program, geared toward executives, will also have their pension benefits frozen. The company said the change won’t impact already retired […]

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Presidential Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2019

Issued on: September 27, 2019 Every life lost in service to our country is precious and irreplaceable. Our deepest sympathy, utmost respect, unwavering support, and profound gratitude go to the families who must endure the ongoing pain of such loss. On Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, we solemnly honor these families and pray for […]

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Trump To Name Robert C. O’Brien National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to appoint Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, as the next national security adviser. O’Brien is set to replace John Bolton, who last week announced he is leaving the White House. Trump said he fired Bolton. Bolton said he was resigning following […]

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GM workers across the country walked out at midnight Monday.

Massive Strike hits General Motors as 46,000 Workers Walk Off

HuffPost – REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION General Motors workers across the country walked out of plants at midnight Monday as the largest U.S. auto strike in more than a decade got underway. The United Auto Workers called for the work stoppage after the union failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement covering some 46,000 workers […]

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This photo shows destruction from Hurricane Dorian at Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco Island, the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian’s destruction of the Bahamas

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas could cost “hundreds of millions, if not billions” of dollars to repair, according to the deputy prime minister, as aerial images showed whole neighborhoods destroyed. With at least seven reported dead and scores more still missing, helicopters operated by the U.S. Coast Guard among others were […]

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Maine Poised To Be First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting In A Presidential Election

Maine Poised To Be First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting In A Presidential Election

The process, which allows voters to rank multiple candidates, will be in effect for the 2020 general election, but not the primary. By Sam Levine, HuffPost Maine will be the first state in the country to use ranked choice voting to choose a president, the state’s governor announced Friday. Under the new system, voters will […]

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FDA warns Juul for marketing with unproven safety claims

FDA warns Juul for marketing with unproven safety claims

By Elaine Owen, Editor U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned e-cigarette maker Juul Monday (Sept. 9) to stop marketing its vapes as much safer than other tobacco products without sufficient evidence this is true. Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in a news release, “Juul has ignored the law, and very concerningly, has made […]

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Guest speaker Sarah Rogers sent a message on the importance of knowing, standing up for and sharing your beliefs in God

Message of 9-1-1: Remember the fallen, move forward as Christians and don’t forget those who gave their lives for our nation

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer As the bell tolled last Saturday afternoon in remembrance of all those who fell 18 years ago at the World Trade Center Towers giving aid to the injured, the silence was deafening. The 11th Annual Regional 9/11 Awake America Prayer and Memorial Service sent a message of “I believe” […]

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Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

Anne Branigin, Associated Press/NPR The Department of Homeland Security informed Congress last week (AUG 29) that it will reallocate $271 million from its budget, including disaster aid, to the U.S.-Mexico border to support the Trump administration’s stringent immigration policies. DHS confirmed the transfer at the height of hurricane season in the Atlantic; as I write […]

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Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

BY ROBERT BURNS, AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning that bitter political divisions threaten American society, saying he views “tribalism” as a greater risk to the nation’s future than foreign adversaries. The retired Marine general, who resigned in December 2018 in a policy dispute with President Donald Trump, said he […]

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