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Follow these 8 steps to purchase your first home

When looking for a Realtor, find one with whom you really have a connection. “It’s important to click with your Realtor,” says Donna Vanneste, Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker. “Does the realtor feel honest and authentic? Can you tell they will be patient and educate you, so you can really learn and understand the market?” Other things to ask yourself are, do you fe...

Here’s what made 21 companies succeed globally

By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Businesses with an X factor New companies launch daily with the aim of providing a specific product line or set of services, but in order to succeed on the international stage they need to have a unique selling point or a killer application. Check out the different strategies these global giants have employed to stand out from the crowd and conquer new markets. © ...

Obamacare aid group gets $200,000, enrolls only 1 person

A group that is supposed to help Native Americans sign up for Obamacare coverage in South Dakota received $200,000 in federal funds to support its efforts — and managed to sign up just one person in an Obamacare plan, the Trump administration said Wednesday. The group, the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, had better luck in North Dakota — where it assisted 67 people in shopping f...

Man convicted in killing over hockey hat comment

2017-18 NHL season Slideshow by Photo Services PHILADELPHIA (AP) A man has been convicted of stabbing another man to death near a popular Philadelphia park because of a comment about the killer’s New Jersey Devils hat. Philly.com reports Wednesday that 42-year-old Steven Simminger has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2016 killing of 24-year-old Colin McGovern in PhiladelphiaR...

Raisman offers support to Douglas after latest revelation of sexual abuse

© Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sport Aly Raisman offers support to Gabby Douglas after latest revelation of sexual abuse Aly Raisman tweeted her support for teammate Gabby Douglas on Wednesday after Douglas became the latest to accuse a former USA Gymnastics team doctor of sexually assaulting her. I applaud your bravery @gabrielledoug I support you. – Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) November ...

MS-13 gang ‘behead man’ in park near Washington DC

Image copyright Montgomery County Police Image caption Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, has been charged with murder Members of an El Salvadorian street gang stabbed a man 100 times, beheaded him and cut out his heart in a park near Washington DC, police say. Up to 10 members of MS-13 communicated on walkie talkies as they closed in on their victim at a recreational area in Wheaton, Maryland, say of...

Syria war: Putin unveils plan for peace congress

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Putin (c), held talks with Iran’s President Rouhani (l) and Turkey’s President Erdogan in the Black Sea resort of Sochi The Russian president has unveiled plans for a Syrian peace congress in a bid to end the six-year civil war. Vladimir Putin made the announcement after talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep ...

How the military handles the remains of fallen troops

The discovery of additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four soldiers killed in an October ambush in Niger, drew renewed attention to the process of how the military transports the remains of deceased service members back to the United States and releases them to their family. On Tuesday, a Defense Department spokesperson told ABC News that additional remains were discovered on No...

Free-agent CB Revis signs contract with Chiefs

8:27 PM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs need help for a beleaguered pass defense, and Darrelle Revis needed a job. The two got together on Wednesday, when the veteran cornerback signed a contract with the Chiefs. “The reason for me returning is the fire I have, the fuel I have to continue to play this game at a high level,” Revis said. “My role is to help win. ...

Notable deaths so far this year

Selected from more than 26,000 entries from photographers in 59 countries around the globe, winners of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards are displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 24, 2017 through Sept. 2018.

President Trump pardons his first Thanksgiving turkeys

Trump continued the annual presidential tradition during an event in the White House Rose Garden. The act of leniency means 47-pound Drumstick and 36-pound Wishbone will get to live the rest of their lives at a Virginia farm. First lady Melania Trump and son Barron joined the president for the light-hearted ceremony. Nov. 20, 2017 Carl Wittenburg, president of the Protein Alliance, helps move Drum...

Questioning the definition of the American family, through 150 years of photography

Untitled (50, Chicago). (Yasuhiro Ishimoto/Gift of David W. Williams and Eric Ceputis/Museum of Fine Arts Boston) “Almost as soon as exposure times became short enough to make portraiture feasible, photographers have been drawn to capture likenesses of loved ones. Perhaps that power to freeze a moment in time is what explains why family photographs are so often described as the first thing one wou...