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Shanahan stepping down as top Pentagon official

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a “painful” family situation that would hurt his children and reopen “wounds we have worked years to heal.” President Donald Trump announced Shanahan’s departure in a tweet, and said …

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‘He Is Walled Off’: Kushner Companies’ $800M Federally-Backed Deal Raises Ethical Questions

The real estate firm owned by Jared Kushner’s family received approximately $800 million in federally-backed funding to purchase $1.1 billion Mid-Atlantic apartment portfolio in a deal that closed Thursday. Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, the commercial lending company owned by Warren Buffet, provided Kushner Companies with the 10-year $800 million debt package backed …

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Losing his ROTC scholarship after coming out as gay

Before Memorial Day weekend, the United States Army composed a tweet asking its former servicemen and servicewomen to reflect on how their time in the Corps “impacted” them. The clumsiness of the language immediately backfired, as Americans around the country piled on with stories about how the military left them …

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Girl in a Red Balloon

Did Your Child Return From College a Better Person? Data Indicate There’s No Need to Panic About Rising Seas What Happens When Joe Stops Being Joe? Two legs—jutting from a large red balloon—struggle to navigate between rows of gawkers. Women follow the red balloon girl—each covered from head to torso …

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Up North Pride’s Jonny and Elon Cameron

The couple discuss LGBTQ rights, Up North Pride, Jonny’s transition from Jen, and love. By Lynda Wheatley | June 17, 2019 The founders of Traverse City-based Up North Pride, Jonny and Elon Cameron, met when they were 25 and 28 years old. Over their past 17 years together, they’ve navigated …

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