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Christian Boarding School Shutters After Accusations of Abuse, Depriving Girls of Food

The Circle of Hope Girls’ Ranch, a fundamentalist Baptist reform boarding school for troubled girls in southwest Missouri, is shutting its doors.But the school’s owners insist their decision to close the 14-year institution has nothing to do with the ongoing criminal investigation into a slew of abuse and neglect allegations leveled by former students.“I’m closed for good,” Boyd Householder, 71, told the Kansas City Star in an interview with his 55-year-old wife, Stephanie. “I will not put up with a corrupt sheriff’s department and a current social services department. I will not.”“We’re going to take this all the way,” Householder added, denying ever physically abusing or neglecting former students. “We’re gonna, how do you say it, vindicate ourselves.”Montana Pastor Accused of Abusing His Flock Reopens His Burger Chain to OutrageLast month, Cedar County authorities removed

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Apple’s online store plan for India is the right move at the right time

Apple Inc is adapting to the pandemic. For instance, the company’s “Time Flies” event on Sept. 16 will be held virtually, just like its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. In India, the pandemic-linked innovation will soon include a move that could revamp its retail experience.

The Cupertino-based company is reportedly launching an online store in the world’s second-largest smartphone market later this month. Apple did not respond to Quartz’s request for comment.

This comes after the company spent years lobbying for direct retail stores in the country, and got approval for the same only last year. However, coronavirus threw a spanner in the works for physical stores.

Experts say this is the perfect time for Apple to make an e-tail move. The company is witnessing favourable market reforms, it has boosted domestic production, and there has been a spike in demand for iPhone 11 and the new SE models. Meanwhile,

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The 4-Step Guide to Buying Life Insurance for the First Time

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Welcome to #Adulting, the ultimate breakdown of all your grown-up needs. These articles are here to help you feel less alone and answer all your personal, financial, and career questions that weren’t answered in school (no judgment, we get it!). Whether you’re looking to find out how to tackle laundry or you want a deep breakdown on how to make a savings plan—we’ve got you covered. Come back every month to find out what life skills we’re upgrading next and how.

Life insurance feels like one of those “adult” things you don’t have to think about until you’re much older, just like retirement plans and mortgages. But with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing on across the U.S., you might start wondering how to sign up for life insurance now.

It sounds creepy (and kind of depressing), but basically, life insurance is “defined as a ‘tax-free lump sum

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Biden lavishes time and money on key industrial states, but hasn’t locked them down yet

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigns in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday. <span class="copyright">(Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)</span>
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigns in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

The worst strategic mistake Hillary Clinton made in her 2016 campaign for president, many analysts believe, was overconfidence about three states Democrats had won in every presidential election since 1992 — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

No one is going to accuse Joe Biden of taking those states for granted.

The Democrats’ presidential nominee is showering money, staff and time over those states — the “blue wall” that crumbled when Donald Trump’s victories by tiny margins in all three propelled him to the White House.

By this weekend, Biden will have made five trips to those battleground states in less than two weeks.

He traipsed across Pennsylvania as he began venturing from quarantine in his Delaware home last month. On Friday, both he and Trump are scheduled to be in the state at the very

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The 4-Step Guide on Buying Life Insurance for the First Time

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Welcome to #Adulting, the ultimate breakdown of all your grown-up needs. These articles are here to help you feel less alone and answer all your personal, financial, and career questions that weren’t answered in school (no judgment, we get it!). Whether you’re looking to find out how to tackle laundry or you want a deep breakdown on how to make a savings plan—we’ve got you covered. Come back every month to find out what life skills we’re upgrading next and how.

Life insurance feels like one of those “adult” things you don’t have to think about, just like retirement plans and mortgages, until you’re much older. But with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing on across the U.S., you might start wondering how to sign up for life insurance now.

It sounds creepy (and kind of depressing), but basically, life insurance is “defined as a ‘tax-free lump sum

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Testing time for business passengers?

Time saver? Heathrow airport says it is ready to test passengers (© LHR Airports Ltd)
Time saver? Heathrow airport says it is ready to test passengers (© LHR Airports Ltd)

“We’re proposing business travel as a priority,” says Drew Crawley.

If I tell you he is chief commercial officer for American Express Global Business Travel, you may well be thinking: well, he would say that, would he? But hear him out.

“What we want to do is to get confidence back into flying, and confidence back into the government so they know that, if there are issues, they can follow up and we’ve got the data to do that.

“We’re past the holiday season now. September is normally the kickstart for business travel.”

What Mr Crawley is proposing is to use business travellers as upmarket guinea pigs on the route between London and New York – the biggest and most profitable intercontinental air route in the world.

“It’s phenomenal the amount of trade between the

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How to find time to design again

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For the past few months, I’ve noticed an increasing number of designers online complaining about their lack of time to design. They have a packed agenda full of meetings and, if they’re lucky, they have little blocks of an hour of less to design. This is nothing new, I’ve been there. I’ve seen designers complain about this throughout my entire career. I’ve done it too.

I’ve also seen managers trying to address the problem. I’ve had meetings about having too many meetings and, the funniest part is, the outcome of that was spending even more time discussing it in smaller teams, trying to fix the situation.

Sure, managers have their fair share of accountability, after all they’re often the ones booking most of the recurring meetings. But what about designers? Are

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Is This The Best Time Ever to Buy a House or Nah?

Photo credit: Khadija Horton
Photo credit: Khadija Horton

From Cosmopolitan

If there’s one thing my mama taught me, it’s to always look for a silver lining. And right now, there (shockingly) is one: Mortgages are more affordable than they have been in a looong time. I hate that it took a pandemic for us to get here, but if being able to actually buy a place of my own is even a remote possibility, it’s not one I’m going to sleep on. Which is why I’m out here reporting this little article for me all of us.

The good news: The two-bed, two-bath you’ve been eyeing might legit be a reality. “A major pro of purchasing a home right now is a lower mortgage interest rate,” explains Institute for Economic Research Studies founder Yolanda Michelle about one of the ways the government is attempting to stimulate the economy. Less interest means you’ll have to

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Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since police shooting

MILWAUKEE — Jacob Blake has spoken publicly for the first time since a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, saying he’s in constant pain from the shooting, which doctors fear will leave him paralyzed from the waist down.

In a video posted Saturday night on Twitter by his family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, Blake said from his hospital bed that, “Twenty-four hours, every 24 hours it’s pain, nothing but pain. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side-to-side, it hurts to eat.”

Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, also said he has staples in his back and stomach.

“Your life, and not only just your life, your legs, something you need to move around and forward in life, can be taken from you like this,” Blake said, snapping his fingers.

He added: “Stick together, make some money, make everything easier

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Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

A Los Angeles Unified School District student uses his fingers to solve a math problem while taking an online class at Boys &amp; Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A Los Angeles Unified School District student uses his fingers to solve a math problem while taking an online class at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

OAKLAND, Calif. — When the coronavirus closed schools and child care centers and turned American parenthood into a multitasking nightmare, many tech companies rushed to help their employees. They used their comfortable profit margins to extend workers new benefits, including extra time off for parents to help them care for their children.

It wasn’t long before employees without children started to ask: What about us?

At a recent companywide meeting, Facebook employees repeatedly argued that work policies created in response to COVID-19 “have primarily benefited parents.” At Twitter, a fight erupted on an internal message board after a worker who didn’t have children at home accused another employee, who was taking a leave to care for

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