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Citizens Insurance board delays rate increase hearing until December

“A vote on steep rate increases proposed for customers of state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been postponed until December” writes Ron Hurtibise for sun-sentinel.com. One of Citizens’ governors, Bette Brown, cited policyholders who are continuing to recover from Irma in her decision to support delaying any new rate increases.This year’s rate increase took effect three months later than usual — on May 1 — because of a 90-day rate freeze approved by Gov. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Congress will host hearing on sports betting

“To that end, Congress will host a hearing on sports betting next week” reports sportingnews.com. According to ESPN, the NFL is reportedly among those invited to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing set for June 26.Delaware and New Jersey have already launched state-sanctioned sports betting operations.On May 14, the Supreme Court ruled a federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting is unconstitutional.Two Senate committees are also studying how to regulate the sports betting landscape. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Democrats disrupt congressional hearing

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Decrying “internment camps,” Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border” writes Susan Cornwell for aol.com. The uproar over the family separations appeared unlikely to facilitate a big immigration overhaul in Congress that would finally resolve deep national divisions over the issue.The president has sought to link an end to the family separations to passage of a wider bill on immigration, prompting…

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No more ‘internment camps’: Democrats disrupt congressional hearing

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Decrying “internment camps,” Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The uproar over the family separations appeared unlikely to facilitate a big immigration overhaul in Congress that would finally resolve deep national divisions over the issue.The president has sought to link an end to the family separations to passage of a wider bill on immigration,…

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Meek Mill in Court for New Face-Off with Judge to Get New Trial

“New Face-Off with Judge for Freedom Meek Mill in Court for New Face-Off with Judge to Get New Trial 12:40 PM PT — The hearing is over, and Judge Brinkley did not make a ruling on Meek getting a new trial” reports tmz.com. Before he went into court for the hearing, Meek addressed a crowd of supporters rallying outside the Pennsylvania courthouse. Source: tmz.com Share This:

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3 important questions from Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing that Facebook still hasn’t answered

“During Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing, a number of the senators’ questions went unanswered, either because the senators ran out of their allotted time or because the Facebook CEO said he was unable to provide the information on the spot” writes Prachi Bhardwaj for businessinsider.com. Here are 3 big questions from US senators that Facebook has yet to address:. In those instances, Zuckerberg assured the senators that his team would follow up with more thorough responses and address any questions senators submitted in the allotted two-week window following the hearing.The US Senate…

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More restrictive U.S. policy on Chinese graduate student visas raises alarm

“Reversing yet another policy of the previous administration, the U.S. Department of State today began applying tougher restrictions on some Chinese graduate students” writes Jeffrey Mervis for sciencemag.org. But experts on U.S visa policy used their knowledge to make some educated guesses about its impact on Chinese students. Source: sciencemag.org Share This:

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Judge in Microsoft gender discrimination case has tough questions for women’s lawyers

“Lawyers for Microsoft and women suing the company for gender discrimination squared off in federal court in Seattle on Monday over whether the case should include 8,600 other technologists who worked for the company” writes Seattle Times Business for seattletimes.com. Lawyers for a group of women suing Microsoft for gender discrimination faced tough questions from a federal judge in Seattle on Monday about whether their clients — and the thousands of women they seek to represent in court — had enough in common to justify a class-action case. Source: seattletimes.com Share…

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Ex-USA Gymnastics CEO pleads 5th at Senate hearing on sex abuse scandal

“Former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny repeatedly exercised his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination when asked questions at a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday regarding the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked the sport” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Penny, who was subpoenaed to testify at the hearing, answered just one question, providing his employment dates. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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