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David Hogg says the people who call him a "crisis actor" have helped amplify his message
Florida high school shooting survivor David Hogg wants to say thank you to all the conspiracy theorists and detractors he believes have helped amplify his real message.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 7:49 PM
State will investigate law enforcement response
A Florida state representative is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from his post "for neglect of duty and incompetence" during the high school massacre.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 8:43 PM
Sheriff: I was disgusted officer didn't enter school
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Sunday he was "disgusted" an armed school resource officer did not enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as shots rang out and vowed to investigate any other allegation of inaction.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 4:02 PM
Tapper questions sheriff's 'amazing leadership'
Jake Tapper presses Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on the missed red flags with the Florida school shooter.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 6:24 PM
Read Sheriff Israel's full interview on 'State of the Union'
JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR: Hello. I'm Jake Tapper in Washington, where the state of our union is still raw in the wake of the tragedy in Florida.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 4:37 PM
Trump campaign emails photo of Parkland survivor, asks for donations
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign used a photo of a survivor of the Parkland, Florida, shooting in an email Saturday that asks its recipients to donate money to the campaign.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 8:20 PM
Trump approval slides to lowest point of presidency
7 in 10 favor tighter gun laws

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 3:47 PM
State party doesn't endorse Sen. Feinstein
As he sought to wrest the California Democratic Party's endorsement away from longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein, her upstart challenger, Kevin de León, made an impassioned argument to state delegates Saturday that the time had come for a new generation of leadership in the Senate.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 7:31 PM
Trump says military parade would be great for country's spirit
President Donald Trump says a military parade in Washington could take place on Veterans Day or the Fourth of July, adding that it would be "something great for the spirit of the country."

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 5:59 PM
Trump misquotes Fox News in tweet
CNN's Brian Stelter says President Trump is living in a "fantasyland" and gives an example of a misquoted statement from Fox News he sent out on Twitter.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 5:21 PM

EINSURANCE.(com): EInsurance Journal Auto Insurance Articles

Do You Need Non-Owner Car Insurance?

Don’t own a car? You might still need to own an auto insurance policy. Called non-owner auto insurance, this kind of coverage can be a good idea and, in some states and circumstances, even required. Non-owner car insurance is a unique po...

How Much Will Your Auto Insurance Rates Go Up After an Accident?

It’s common knowledge that if you’re in an auto accident and file a claim your insurance rates are likely to go up. Many people decide not to report minor damage in fear of seeing their rates skyrocket. According to one report, if...

8 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

When you’re in a car accident, whether it’s minor fender-bender or a major collision, it’s very unsettling. You may be disoriented, not sure what to do next. The best way to be prepared for such a moment is to learn the steps tha...

Do Your Homework Before You Apply for Auto Loan

When you decide it’s time to buy that new car you’ve been wanting, unless you are in a position to pay cash you’ll need to get a loan. For a lot of people, that step in the process is last, but do yourself a favor and think about...

When to File an Auto Insurance Claim and When It’s Smart Not To

Should you, or shouldn’t you? It’s common knowledge that whenever you file an auto insurance claim your premiums might go up. So should you or shouldn’t you file a claim? Whether you should or shouldn’t file depends. Wh...

7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Car

When you rent a car, you have to make a lot of decisions. Should you purchase insurance for the rental? Which mileage plan does the company provide? Should you prepay for fuel? Making the wrong choices can be costly. Here are some mistakes to...

Can Your Auto Insurance Deductible Be Waived?

When you purchase car insurance your policy includes a deductible. You must pay the specified deductible amount before your insurance company pays for the remaining repair costs. In certain situations, the deductible can be waived. Here are so...

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Auto Insurance Industry

As with so many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) is tangibly changing the auto insurance industry. The goal is to improve customer service and safety, but also to save insurance providers and policy-holders money. One prediction is...

What Happens if a Stolen Car is Recovered After You’ve Received an Auto Insurance Payout?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, 236.9 vehicles per 100,000 people were stolen in 2016. Depending on the kind of car you have and where you park it, you might just fall prey to car thieves yourself. If your car is stolen, ther...

Mandatory Driver Safety Discounts for Mature Drivers

If you are 55 or older, chances are good you can get a discount on your auto insurance, and learn a thing or two in the process. Even if you have not been told you must take a senior driving course to keep or reinstate your driver’s license,...


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Outspoken and Precocious, Florida Students Struggle With Loss When the Cameras Turn Off
Even as they raise millions of dollars and plan nationwide rallies to stop gun violence, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School struggle with nightmares.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 8:00 AM
After a Massacre, a Question of One More Death: The Gunman’s
Nikolas Cruz’s guilty plea would spare his life and the community a lengthy trial. Will the prosecutor take him up on it?

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2018 10:22 PM
Under Pressure, Florida Sheriff Defends ‘Amazing Leadership’
Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County said he will not resign, despite mounting questions over how his office handled the Parkland school shooting.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 8:56 PM
In Blow to Dianne Feinstein, California Democrats Won’t Endorse Senate Run
Democrats at the party convention threw their support behind Kevin de León, the Democratic leader in the California Senate, who has been running an insurgent campaign.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 4:46 PM
Indicted Missouri Governor Resists Pressure to Resign
Gov. Eric Greitens faces an invasion of privacy charge and calls from fellow Republicans to quit. Lawmakers said they could take steps toward impeachment.

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2018 12:21 AM
After Parkland, a Flood of New Threats, Tips and False Alarms
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has captivated the nation, prompting a flurry of new threats as well as heightened attention to any sign of trouble.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 8:46 PM
F.D.A. to Expand Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Addicts
The agency will embrace treatment that “does not require the patient to be totally clean at every visit,” as long as the patient shows continuing improvement.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 8:35 PM
CPAC Official Says Michael Steele Was Chosen to Lead G.O.P. Because He’s ‘a Black Guy’
A spokesman for a conservative group said Mr. Steele, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, was selected for the role because of his race.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 2:58 PM
5 Takeaways From the Release of the Democratic Memo
The Democratic memo released on Saturday was written to counter Republican claims that law enforcement officials had abused their powers.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 2:42 AM
C.D.C. Employee Is Missing Nearly Two Weeks After Leaving Work Sick
The authorities in Atlanta have announced a $10,000 reward for information about Timothy Cunningham, who disappeared about two weeks ago.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018 1:39 AM

News – Insurance Journal

PEMCO in Washington Names Simonson Learning and Development Manager
PEMCO Insurance in Washington has added Curt Simonson to the carrier’s people and brand team as the department’s learning and development manager. Simonson’s responsibilities include managing employee training programs and leadership development strategies, with a focus on creating opportunities for …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 7:58 PM
Chubb Decided to Quit NRA Insurance Program 3 Months Ago
Giant insurer Chubb has joined a list of companies that are halting business deals with the National Rifle Association (NRA). However, the insurer confirmed to Insurance Journal that the decision was made several months ago, before the latest mass shooting …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:23 PM
Rivers Still Rising in Midwest; Evacuations Continue
Shelters have been opened to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in the Midwest, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in Indiana, Michigan and other states. Flood warnings were in effect across …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 5:50 PM
Records: Corps Failed to Release Harvey Flood Prediction to Public
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted ahead of Hurricane Harvey’s arrival that reservoirs in Houston would fill to record levels, flooding adjacent neighborhoods, but never shared the concern with the public, government records reveal. A Corps forecast on Aug. …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 5:43 PM
Texas’ Combined Agents of America Adds 3 New Agencies
Austin, Texas-based Combined Agents of America LLC, has added three new partner agencies to its network. The latest additions are: Patterson & Associates Insurance in Richardson, Texas; NP Dodge Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska; and Ryder Rosacker McCue & Huston Insurance …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 5:41 PM
Visa’s Kereere Joins Board of Grange Mutual Casualty
Suzan Kereere has joined the board of directors at Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Mutual Casualty Co. Kereere heads both the European Merchant Sales & Solutions team and the Global Merchant Accounts team at Visa. There, she leads a group that helps …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 5:32 PM
Fareway Chicken Salad Produced at Iowa Processing Plant Recalled
The federal government issued a recall of chicken salad made by an Iowa processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores which has now sickened more than 100 people in five states and prompted lawsuits in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota. …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 5:27 PM
Texas Appeals Court Upholds $351M Award Against Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse said it would fight on after a Texas appeals court upheld a $351 million award against the Swiss bank over its role in a Las Vegas resort project whose finances collapsed a decade ago. The Texas Court of …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 5:13 PM
Private School System in Hawaii Schools Agrees to Pay $80M to Abuse Victims
A private school system in Honolulu, Hawaii has agreed to pay $80 million to the victims of a doctor accused of sexually abusing students and other patients for decades. Kamehameha Schools has also agreed to create new safeguards and methods …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 3:57 PM
Hershey’s in Trademark Battles with California Marijuana Businesses
Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception. Although Hershey’s has been relatively …

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 3:53 PM

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