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Social Security Has Paid Benefits To My Dead Husband For A Year

Social Security Has Paid Benefits To My Dead Husband For A YearAnn Brenoff’s “On The Fly” is a weekly column about navigating growing older ― and a few other things.



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Ukraine kidnappers free bitcoin analyst after $1 mln ransom paid

Ukraine kidnappers free bitcoin analyst after $  1 mln ransom paidBy Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $ 1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday. Pavel Lerner, a leading analyst and blockchain expert, was abducted by unknown masked people on Dec. 26, according to a statement by his company, EXMO Finance, on its website. “This is the first such case in Ukraine linked to bitcoins,” Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, said in a phone text message.



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Senate Paid Out $1.45 Million In Discrimination Settlements Since 1997, Data Shows

Senate Paid Out $  1.45 Million In Discrimination Settlements Since 1997, Data ShowsThe Senate paid nearly $ 1.45 million in taxpayer-funded discrimination settlements over the last two decades, according to data released on Thursday obtained by several news outlets.



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Here's How Much The House Has Paid In Recent Sexual Harassment Settlements

Here's How Much The House Has Paid In Recent Sexual Harassment SettlementsWASHINGTON ― Lawmakers in the House issued more than $ 100,000 in taxpayer-funded settlements to address sexual harassment claims from 2008 to 2012, according to new data released Tuesday. The Office of Compliance, where lawmakers and staffers file such claims, provided the numbers to the Committee on House Administration, which deals with the chamber’s rules and regulations, amid a recent cascade of sexual misconduct allegations against lawmakers that has forced congressional leaders to re-examine procedures for dealing with such incidents. According to the data, there were at least three settlements related to sexual harassment claims involving unnamed House members’ offices from 2008 to 2012, totaling $ 115,000.



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NBC Paid Staffer Severance After Accusing Chris Matthews Of Harassment

NBC Paid Staffer Severance After Accusing Chris Matthews Of HarassmentA former MSNBC employee was given separation compensation after accusing host Chris Matthews of making inappropriate jokes and comments about her in 1999, which according to one report were sexual in nature.



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Gold trader tells US court: I paid ex-Turk minister over Iran deals

Gold trader tells US court: I paid ex-Turk minister over Iran dealsA Turkish-Iranian gold trader paid millions of dollars in bribes to Ankara’s former economy minister to facilitate illegal gold transactions with sanctions-hit Iran, the trader testified on Wednesday. Reza Zarrab had been due to go on trial Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, but the prosecution made clear that Zarrab was, instead, their star witness. The lone man in the dock is now Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla, accused of violating sanctions against Iran, bribery and money laundering.



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Kris Kobach Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Side Gig As Paid Breitbart Columnist

Kris Kobach Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Side Gig As Paid Breitbart ColumnistAn ethics watchdog group is asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) violated federal conflict of interest laws by promoting a column he was paid for during a meeting with President Donald Trump’s commission on election integrity, a panel on which he is a top official.



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Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayorBrazilian construction firm Odebrecht, enmeshed in a corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America’s political establishment, gave millions of dollars to Lima’s mayor in a recall referendum, Peruvian media reported Thursday. Susana Villaran, a leftist and the first woman to hold the mayor’s post, in 2013 faced the recall vote halfway through her four-year term. Odebrecht’s former Peruvian boss Jorge Barata said that his company supported Villaran at her request, according to testimony he reportedly gave prosecutors in Brazil.



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Senate Republicans Slip 'Flimflam' Paid Leave Proposal Into Tax Bill

Senate Republicans Slip 'Flimflam' Paid Leave Proposal Into Tax BillTucked inside the Senate Republicans’ latest tax bill is a proposal they’re touting as a paid family leave plan.



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Woman accused of swapping barcodes at Walmart paid only $3.70 for $1,800 worth of electronics

Woman accused of swapping barcodes at Walmart paid only $  3.70 for $  1,800 worth of electronicsA Florida woman was arrested on Monday after attempting to carry out one of the most interesting robberies we've ever seen.



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