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Years after showing preternatural skills, Kevin Huerter realizes NBA dream, is drafted 19th overall by Hawks

Steve Dagostino had seen snippets of Kevin Huerter's burgeoning basketball skills as the former Division II All-American’s business as a local trainer began to grow in upstate New York. One afternoon, when Huerter was in 10th grade at Shenendehowa High, the skinny red-headed youngster did something...

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    Social security closures show 'callous disregard'

    When American workers contribute to Social Security with every paycheck, they aren’t just earning future benefits. They’re also paying for high quality customer service at Social Security field offices around the country. For decades, that’s exactly what Social Security beneficiaries received....

  • Good week for journalism, bad week for Team Trump in Texas border coverage

    Good week for journalism, bad week for Team Trump in Texas border coverage

    This has been a good week for journalism, and very bad one for President Donald J. Trump. Powerful coverage of children being separated from their parents at the Texas border exposed the cruelty and dishonesty of this administration to the point where public outrage forced a reversal by Trump,...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump and the border family separations, or when lies justify inhumanity

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump and the border family separations, or when lies justify inhumanity

    Some lies by President Donald Trump and his sycophants are amusing, some absurd, some self-serving, some cynical. But the torrent of alternative facts presented this week in justification of the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border represent a...

  • Detaining families indefinitely is unacceptable

    Detaining families indefinitely is unacceptable

    After weeks of mounting pressure, the Trump administration finally reversed course on its cruel and unnecessary family separation practice. While it’s good to know that children will no longer be systematically separated from their parents, it’s important for us to keep in mind just how low the...

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  • Supreme Court rules states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax

    Supreme Court rules states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax

    States will be able to force more shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax being charged on more online purchases —...

  • Supermarket giants play role in mistreatment of global food workers, report says

    Supermarket giants play role in mistreatment of global food workers, report says

    The global anti-poverty organization Oxfam issued a report Thursday saying that supermarket giants such as Whole Foods, Costco, Walmart and the owner of Landover-based Giant Food share responsibility for widespread suffering of farmers and other food producers around the world. Oxfam said it hopes...

  • Loyola University's business school honors The Bozzuto Group's Thomas Bozzuto

    Loyola University's business school honors The Bozzuto Group's Thomas Bozzuto

    Thomas S. Bozzuto, chairman and co-founder of The Bozzuto Group, was named Business Leader of the Year for 2018 by Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business and Management. The award, to be given at a dinner Nov. 13, honors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community...

  • Mortgage rates fall for third week in a month

    Mortgage rates fall for third week in a month

    Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged...

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