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Retired Air Force general charged with possession of child pornography in Pennsylvania

“A retired brigadier general living in Pennsylvania was charged with 15 counts of child pornography, authorities announced Wednesday” writes Janelle Griffith Is for nbcnews.com. A computer forensic analysis also identified 37 search terms commonly used by people looking for child pornography on Sullivan’s laptop.The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit also arrested one of Sullivan’s tenants in October, Bobby Glenn Williams Jr., and charged him with 14 felony counts of disseminating photos of child sex acts, 11 felony counts of child pornography, and one felony count of criminal use of…

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Murray Energy is the last big employer paying into the union pension fund.

“The biggest privately owned coal company in the U.S., Murray is the eighth coal company to seek Chapter 11 protection this year alone, according to The Wall Street Journal” writes Labor Reporter for huffpost.com. Critically for retired miners, Murray Energy is the last large coal operator paying into the pension fund of the United Mine Workers of America.When a company ― especially one as large as Murray Energy ― bows out of the plan due to bankruptcy, it squeezes whatever others remain.Company bankruptcies and falling employment have hit the pension…

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Now retired, top U.S. environmental scientist feels free to speak her mind

“Q: As you step down, what are some of the key issues facing environmental health research?” writes Warren Cornwall for sciencemag.org. As director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina, toxicologist Linda Birnbaum had to navigate numerous controversies about pollution and human health.I think there are some people who are driven more by the dollar sign than they are by concerns for human health.On 3 October, after 40 years as a government scientist, including 10 heading NIEHS, the 72-year-old retired, though retirement is a…

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A man who retired at 65 says his No. 1 rule for a simple retirement is clear: Be married

“In Brown’s opinion and experience, he tells Business Insider, “the No. 1 rule for an early retirement, a retirement that’s simple, is this: Be married.”” writes Liz Knueven for businessinsider.com. “My wife and I’ve been married 41 years,” continues Brown, who retired at 65 and lives near Columbia, South Carolina.This strategy of delaying Social Security payments tends to be more feasible for higher-income families who aren’t in immediate need of cash.In 2019, the maximum benefit for a person claiming Social Security at their full retirement age is $2,861 a month. Source: businessinsider.com

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Retired Britons in EU face loss of healthcare

“Their healthcare arrangements should be unaffected by a no-deal Brexit” writes Jon Henley for theguardian.com. But the announcements have done little to relieve the mounting anxiety of many retired Britons on the continent.Valerie Chaplin, 68, moved to southern Spain with her husband, Eric, soon after he retired nearly 20 years ago.There’s no way I could ever afford to pay for private healthcare, or even to join the Spanish system. Source: theguardian.com

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Praise, gratitude for Greta Thunberg for being face, voice of young people demanding solutions to climate crisis | Letters to the Editor

“As a retired nursing home administrator and developer of retirement communities, I know how difficult it is for nursing home aides to care for patients of all ages” reports sun-sentinel.com. They have the hardest and lowest paid jobs in nursing or retirement communities. Source: sun-sentinel.com

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There’s a simple math rule that can determine if you should rent or buy a home, according to 2 early retirees who think buying a house to live in is a ‘terrible’ idea

“However, Tanja Hester, who retired at 38, said that the issue of renting or buying a home isn’t always a question of simple math” writes Hillary Hoffower for businessinsider.com. “This is how much your house will actually cost per month, once all expenses are factored in.”.  Source: businessinsider.com

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