Bill Maher Says “Reckless Experiment” Of COVID-19 Shutdowns Worsened Impact Of George Floyd Protests On Many Cities
While 10 days of protests following the police-caused death of George Floyd have largely replaced COVID-19 as the news story of the moment, Bill Maher sees a direct link between the two. Shutting down much of the country during the coronavirus pandemic, the Real Time host argued during a panel segment on the show, motivated […]
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Young white men with long guns at George Floyd protests likely affiliated with far-right group Boogaloo
Some gun-toting men affiliated with far-right group Boogaloo offer protection. Others seek to incite violence between police and demonstrators.
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Jackson says he wanted to sign Kaepernick in 2017, but history doesn't agree.
Actor Justice Smith took to his Instagram to show his solidarity and support for Black queer lives and Black trans lives while also coming out as queer. Smith, who has appeared in "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu," "The Get Down" and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," shared that he and "Queen Sugar" actor Nicholas Ashe are a couple. […]
I’m 38 with $315,000 saved for retirement, but have $30,000 in debt. Should I lower my 401(k) contributions to get rid of that debt?
Your issue is a common one: The average personal debt load (that's debt excluding mortgages) of people with debt is about $38,000, according to research from Northwestern Mutual. “He is still contributing 15% (10% employer, 5% employee) toward retirement with a long runway being only 38 years old.” Frankly, you might even be able to contribute less to retirement if that meant you could pay down debt faster: “Saving money for retirement is incredibly important, but between your savings to date and your company's 10% contribution (which is amazing — kudos to them), your retirement fund should continue to grow steadily — even if you take a pause from saving altogether and drop your contribution rate down to 0%,” says Amy Ouellette, director of retirement services at Betterment for Business — adding that's true only “as long as you're truly ready to be focused on paying down your debt as rapidly as possible.”
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While we’re certainly fans of long walks on the sand and scenic hikes in the mountains, if we had to pick a favorite outdoor activity, it’d probably be eating. There’s just something extra special about sitting down with anticipation as the delicious fiery grill scent wafts just a few feet away. And is there anything more memorable than those endless summer dinner parties where the wine and conversation flows deep into the night? Which is precisely why the outdoor dining set is, arguably, one of the most important pieces you’ll ever purchase for your home. But while the summertime staple will certainly see a lot of action, it’s also prone to quite a bit of wear—which makes durability of utmost importance. To score one that’ll last for many summers to come, look for hardy materials like aluminum, teak, and all-weather resin wicker, and make sure you’re following the proper care guidelines (a furniture cover might be the next best thing you can purchase for your patio). Here, we rounded up 10 picks for every budget that combine style and strength into one delicious package.
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White-presenting Latinos should use this time to reconcile with their privilege and acknowledge that black people are already part of their community, said a young Afro-Latinx.