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These are the hardest-to-spell words in the English language

Bondieuserie. Bewusstseinslage. Ayacahuite. Most of us wouldn’t even know how to pronounce those words, let alone spell them. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a week away and it is sure to be filled with a plethora of problematic words. An international team of linguists from the language-learning app Babbel partnered with Merriam-Webster to analyze…MORE

From Maine to Hawaii, abortion rights advocates will protest to ‘stop the bans’

Abortion rights protesters trying to stop a wave of anti-abortion laws plan to flood statehouses, town squares and courthouses Tuesday. More than 50 organizations — including the American Civil Liberties Union and NARAL Pro-Choice America — are participating in #StopTheBans protests nationwide. Rallies will take place at noon local time in almost all 50 states.…MORE

Video shows New Jersey man being choked and punched in the face by police

A New Jersey town’s police department is under fire after video was released that appears to show officers choking a 19-year-old and punching him the face multiple times during a violent arrest. The officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation, Dover Mayor James P. Dodd told reporters…MORE

Florida judge blocks Robert Kraft-related spa surveillance video from trial

In yet another blow to prosecutors, the judge presiding over the case against operators of the Florida day spa at the center of a prostitution sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ruled that surveillance video could also not be used in that trial. The ruling comes just days after a separate judge…MORE

A 22-year-old woman has died after collapsing during the Cleveland Marathon

A woman has died after collapsing in the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, officials said. Taylor Ceepo, a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, was 22 years old. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center spokesman George Stamatis told CNN. University Hospitals healthcare providers treated…MORE

Chicago police on alert after attempted arson and vandalism at synagogues

Chicago police are on alert after an attempted arson attack and vandalism at synagogues in the city, according to a police department spokesman. Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio has ordered special attention at all Jewish schools, synagogues and businesses, according to a tweet from Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi. Police said an attempted arson…MORE

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Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free, and we have an emergency fund of six months of expenses saved. We’d like to buy a home in the $250,000 to $275,000 price range in the near future, and we plan on saving $60,000 for a down payment. It should take a little less than two…

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dear Dave, My husband and I were listening to your radio show the other day. In it, you were speaking to a lady about buying a home. When you talk about mortgage payments being 25 percent or less of your take-home pay, does this figure include taxes and insurance or just principal and interest? Ann…

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dear Dave, I have my own small business. My annual sales are just over $100,000, and I have a couple of months in administrative and general expenses set aside. Should I have an emergency fund for my company, too? If so, how much? Taylor Dear Taylor This is a great question! I like the idea…