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WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

Lack of knowledge about playing the credit game costs Black Americans billions of dollars in higher interest rates, fees, and other costs. FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Sharae Newton (not her real name) has made many mistakes that damaged her credit score. They include running up debt as a college student, especially student loans. […]

‘MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN’

‘MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN’

Trump loses, wins The Trump administration’s travel ban suffered another legal setback Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a federal judge in Hawaii, temporarily exempting grandparents and other extended family members from the directive. Other disputed parts of the ban stand until the court meets in October. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/TNS)

Targeting Obama’s legacy

Targeting Obama’s legacy

So far, Trump’s largely failed BY DAVID LAUTER TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Rarely has a president taken office so focused on undoing his predecessor’s works as Donald Trump. Six months in, he has little to show. Monday brought twin blows. Not only did the Affordable Care Act survive another Republican repeal effort, […]

Military members boost concealed-weapons licenses

Military members boost concealed-weapons licenses

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida has fast-tracked concealed-weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since terror-related shootings at a pair of military installations in Tennessee two years ago. The fast-tracking for military members, who don’t have to wait until they’re age 21 as do civilian applicants, […]

For the Trumps, its drip, drip, splash

For the Trumps, its drip, drip, splash

A conspiracy occurs when two or more people come together to plan and act together secretly for any purpose. You have no doubt heard all the talk about President Donald Trump and his political posse, and how they allegedly colluded or cooperated with Russians that launched cyber-attacks to impact the United States election process to […]

Johnson gets another term as Board of Education chair

Johnson gets another term as Board of Education chair

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The State Board of Education on Monday selected Marva Johnson to serve a second consecutive term as board chair. Johnson was appointed to the board by Gov. Rick Scott in 2014 and chosen for her first term as chair in 2015. The board consists of seven members, who serve for […]

Orlando company catches flak for snortable chocolate

Orlando company catches flak for snortable chocolate

BY KYLE ARNOLD ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – A snortable chocolate powder developed by an Orlando resident is drawing fire from a top lawmaker in Washington, D.C. Orlando-based Legal Lean is selling a powdered chocolate meant to be snorted under the name Coco Loko. It’s for sale on Legal Lean’s website, as well as Amazon, where […]

State approves nursing programs at four colleges

State approves nursing programs at four colleges

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The State Board of Education on Monday approved new baccalaureate degrees for nursing at four state colleges in Central Florida. The board endorsed bachelor of science degrees at Valencia College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College and Seminole State College of Florida. The board also approved a bachelor of […]

A home for Iyanna and Solomon

A home for Iyanna and Solomon

ADOPTIONS One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in communities across the state in efforts to help find permanent homes for children. Children featured in this monthly spotlight are waiting for a permanent home and/or mentor. Daily, over 700 children are in need of a family to call their […]

America should leave North Korea alone

America should leave North Korea alone

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea, has the right to test and develop as many weapons as it likes. It doesn’t need another country’s permission to enhance its arsenal and, given America’s history of aggression, it is wise to do so. Any country deemed an enemy of the United States that […]

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