How a Stubborn, Low-Paid Librarian Hired—Then Fired—Frank Lloyd Wright

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Here’s why boosting bacteria in your breasts could cut the risk of cancer

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Here’s why boosting bacteria in your breasts could cut the risk of cancer
By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:12 EDT, 15 October 2021 | Updated: 17:13 EDT, 15 October 2021

I was moved to read about Julia Bradbury’s diagnosis of breast cancer and her subsequent mastectomy.
The 51-year-old TV presenter has been open about the whole process, and urging women everywhere to examine their breasts.

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The Dwindling Choices on Build Back Better

About a month ago, I wrote that the negotiations over the Build Back Better Act would at some point begin to resemble the film Sophie’s Choice. Longtime champions of the bill’s transformative elements would have to fight with one another over whether those elements get to stay or go.
I didn’t realize at the time how precisely that analogy would hold. According to Axios, last week Sen.

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Alex Murdaugh’s Lawyer Finally Admits He’s a Person of Interest in Family Murders

After months of speculation, Alex Murdaugh’s lawyers have finally admitted the South Carolina attorney—who’s already accused of orchestrating his own murder—is a person of interest in his wife and son’s double homicide.
Jim Griffin, one of the scion’s attorneys, confirmed that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) began investigating Murdaugh “from the get-go” in the June 7 murders of his 52-year-old wife, Margaret, and his 22-year-old son, Paul. Authorities say that Murdaugh called 911 around 10:07 p.m.

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Alex Murdaugh’s Lawyer Finally Admits He’s a Person of Interest in Family Murders

After months of speculation, Alex Murdaugh’s lawyers have finally admitted the South Carolina attorney—who’s already accused of orchestrating his own murder—is a person of interest in his wife and son’s double homicide.
Jim Griffin, one of the scion’s attorneys, confirmed that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) began investigating Murdaugh “from the get-go” in the June 7 murders of his 52-year-old wife, Margaret, and his 22-year-old son, Paul. Authorities say that Murdaugh called 911 around 10:07 p.m.

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‘Best Friend’ Accused of Helping Alex Murdaugh Steal Millions Now Suspended From Practicing Law

A South Carolina lawyer described in court papers as Alex Murdaugh’s best friend and college roommate has been suspended from practicing law amid allegations he helped the scion steal millions of dollars from a wrongful death lawsuit settlement for his former housekeeper.

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‘Best Friend’ Accused of Helping Alex Murdaugh Steal Millions Now Suspended From Practicing Law

A South Carolina lawyer described in court papers as Alex Murdaugh’s best friend and college roommate has been suspended from practicing law amid allegations he helped the scion steal millions of dollars from a wrongful death lawsuit settlement for his former housekeeper.

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I Think My Husband Is Trying to Destroy My Credit Before We Divorce

Pay Dirt is Slate’s money advice column. Have a question? Send it to Athena and Elizabeth here. (It’s anonymous!)
Dear Pay Dirt,
I have a dilemma regarding my husband and my credit score. At the holidays, I took out a department store card. I never received the card, nor did I receive any billing statements. I wrote to the store through its website in December and January and never received a response. My credit score was 750 at that time. I found out that it has dropped over 100 points.

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Paycheck Protection Program Exclusion of Nude Dancing Establishments Likely Constitutional

From Camelot Banquet Rooms, Inc. v. U.S. SBA, decided Wednesday by the Seventh Circuit, in a per curiam opinion by Judges Michael Kanne, Ilana Rovner & David Hamilton:

Plaintiffs in this case are about fifty businesses all over the country that offer live adult entertainment in the form of nude or nearly nude dancing. They seek to obtain loans under the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program enacted by Congress to address economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Paycheck Protection Program Exclusion of Nude Dancing Establishments Likely Constitutional

From Camelot Banquet Rooms, Inc. v. U.S. SBA, decided Wednesday by the Seventh Circuit, in a per curiam opinion by Judges Michael Kanne, Ilana Rovner & David Hamilton:

Plaintiffs in this case are about fifty businesses all over the country that offer live adult entertainment in the form of nude or nearly nude dancing. They seek to obtain loans under the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program enacted by Congress to address economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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