Women Say They Were Burned and Branded by Doctors During Initiations Into a Secret Sorority

(ALBANY, N.Y.) — Women say they were branded and traumatized by doctors in a secretive group, and state officials will review why authorities didn’t act sooner on the women’s reports, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday State officials will examine whether the women’s complaints warrant an investigation now, the Democratic governor’s spokesman Richard(…)

Fox Renewed Bill O’Reilly’s Contract Despite Knowing of Sexual Harassment Allegations

(NEW YORK) — The Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when it renewed the popular personality’s contract in February. The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed the TV host’s contract after he reached a $ 32 million settlement with(…)

For some veterans, John Kelly’s remarks add to a worrying military-civilian divide – Washington Post

Washington Post For some veterans, John Kelly's remarks add to a worrying military-civilian divideWashington PostThe deaths of four Special Forces soldiers in Niger this month have sparked wider debate about military service, the civilian-military divide in the United States and the contours of public discourse about one of the most country's most hallowed …Loved ones(…)

IRS Wants Wounded Veteran to Pay $62,000 Tax Bill From the Cancellation of His Student Loans

(BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $ 62,000 in income taxes on the federal government’s cancellation of his student loans. First Lt. Will Milzarski served two tours in Afghanistan that left him with a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and hearing loss. The federal government(…)

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Video shows Kelly made inaccurate claims about lawmaker in feud over Trump’s condolence call – Washington Post

Washington Post Video shows Kelly made inaccurate claims about lawmaker in feud over Trump's condolence callWashington PostThe White House's aggressive effort to discredit a Florida congresswoman who criticized President Trump over a military condolence call ran into a new set of problems Friday when a video emerged showing that the chief of staff had made(…)

Eurasia: Investing for the future

After an extended period of relatively strong growth, the countries of Eurasia have recently experienced a series of powerful external economic shocks.* Lower global commodity prices, recession in Russia, moderate growth in China and subdued economic prospects in many west European economies have all hit Eurasia hard. The region’s overall GDP fell in 2015 for(…)