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Rent, mortgage payments are hard to meet for workers entangled in the government shutdown

Rent, mortgage payments are hard to meet for workers entangled in the government shutdown

Finance
On Christmas Eve, Cory Binsfield, a landlord in Duluth, Minnesota, received bad news from a couple of his tenants: their rent will be late. Normally, Binsfield dings tenants who are more than five days behind with an 8 percent late fee and if he doesn't see their payment for two weeks, the lawyers get called. He's making an exception this time, however. "I just said 'Don't worry about it'," Binsfield, 54, said. "It's not the tenant's fault." The two renters are currently ...

Jo Whiley: Radio 2 backlash made it hard to walk out of my front door

Entertainment
Jo Whiley has said the social media backlash over her BBC Radio 2 show with Simon Mayo made "it hard to walk out my front door, let alone present a radio show" on some days.Whiley joined Mayo as a co-host on the drivetime show in May. But they came in for criticism and recently announced that they are to leave the slot."The last six months have been quite something," the DJ wrote on Instagram.She added: "But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger etc etc."The DJ will take on the station's new evening show in January."I couldn't have tried harder or cared more about the show Simon & I did together," Whiley wrote."Some of the stuff that's been said on social media has meant that some days it was hard to walk out of my front door, let alone present a radio show."It was announced on Mond...
Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

Entertainment
The star of the film version of novel The Hate U Give has admitted she found it hard to have her casting queried because she is not darker-skinned."It was the first time in my life that I'd ever had my blackness questioned," Amandla Stenberg told reporters at the Toronto Film Festival."I've never thought of myself as not being black enough," she went on.The film tells of a girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of an unarmed friend by a white police officer.The incident makes her question her place in both her predominantly black community and the private school where she is one of few non-white students.She also faces opposition over her determination to testify against the police officer responsible.Last month the artist who ill...
Trump's rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

Trump's rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

Health
It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his remarks, though: northern West Virginia coal country will be ground zero for increased deaths and illnesses from the rollback on regulation of harmful emission from the nation's coal power plants. An analysis done by his own Environmental Protection Agency concludes that the plan would lead to a greater number of people here dying prematurely, and suffering health problems that they otherwise would not have, than elsewhere in the country, when compared to health impacts of the Obama plan. Knotts, a coal miner for 35 ye...
Chelsea news: Cesar Azpilicueta insists the players are working hard to improve under Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea news: Cesar Azpilicueta insists the players are working hard to improve under Maurizio Sarri

Sports
More Practice The Premier League side lost 2-0 to Man City in the Community Shield, but the only way to bounce back is to work even harder in training, says the defender There is a lot of hard work to be done at Chelsea, Cesar Azpilicueta believes. The players have been trying to get used to new manager Maurizio Sarri’s style of play, but have only had a few weeks to train together, while some World Cup players have been on an extended break. “Well, what I can say is that from the first day we are working hard and we are working as a team,’ Azpilicueta told chelseafc.com. “He knows what he wants and he explains it to us. We have to replicate what he wants and the only way is to keep working in every training session, every game, to tr...