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5 things to know about Trump’s new ‘public charge’ immigration proposal

5 things to know about Trump’s new ‘public charge’ immigration proposal

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News A proposed rule from the White House would make it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they have received certain kinds of public assistance — including Medicaid, food stamps and housing subsidies. Green cards allow them to live and work permanently in the United States. “Those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. The proposal, announced Saturday night, marks a new frontier in the administration’s long-term effort to curb immigration, both legal and illegal. It already has spurred intense criticism from Democrats, anti-poverty activists, health care organizations and immigrants’ rights ...
5 things you must do before you retire

5 things you must do before you retire

Finance
The steady path to a dream retirement If you're looking forward to retirement, you're not alone. Countless workers dream of leaving their jobs behind and enjoying the freedom of unstructured days. But before you pull the trigger on retirement, be sure to tackle the following moves so you don't come to regret your decision later on. 1. Assess your personal savings Hopefully, you spent much of your working years socking away money in an IRA or 401(k). If you're thinking of retiring, now's the time to assess your balance and see what it actually means in terms of usable day-to-day cash. It's easy enough to look at, say, a $ 500,000 IRA balance and think, "Wow, that's a lot of money." But if we apply a 4% yearly withdrawal rate, which has long been the standard, that $ 500,0...
5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

Health
Even a food reporter has a tough time tracking what’s new at Trader Joe’s. “We don’t have a list of new items that I'm able to send,” a rep emailed, “but as you likely already know, we are constantly introducing exciting, new products in our stores.” Harumph. Though the company wasn’t willing to part with a list of new items, TJs fanatics—and they are legion—probably know all about the “What’s New” page, the store’s “New Item” shelf, and to watch their Instagram like a hawk. So I poked around like any other curious shopper, looking for new-to-me and straight-up new items. I bought a handful, and tasted all. I’ll definitely buy a few of these again, but for others, my goodne...
Preparing for an approaching hurricane and other things you need to know about them

Preparing for an approaching hurricane and other things you need to know about them

Technology
Hurricane Lane barreled towards Hawaii on Wednesday, unleashing powerful winds at 155 miles per hour and prompting authorities to issue a warning and shut down all public schools. Though the Category-4 storm is expected to weaken as it moves closer, experts predict parts of the Big Island will be lashed by fierce gusts, waves as high as 25 feet, and rain. Here are some of your questions on hurricanes, answered by ABC News meteorologists Max Golembo, Samantha Wnek and Melissa Griffin. How are hurricanes formed? Hurricanes are formed by feeding off the warmth and moisture of the ocean. Air then rises and is replaced constantly by the surrounding air. Below all this rising air, low pressure develops. How long does a Hurricane usually last? If you are in the hurricane, the hurricane c...
13 things to know about the new Bake Off series

13 things to know about the new Bake Off series

Entertainment
Ah, it's that time again. Great British Bake Off is back next week, easing us into those cooler autumn evenings with talk of proving, the gingham altar and, of course, soggy bottoms.This time we can relax - following last year's controversial move to Channel 4 from the BBC, our worst fears weren't realised. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding had more chemistry than Heston Blumenthal's egg and bacon ice cream and Prue proved a fine replacement for her baking pal Mary Berry. And ol' blue eyes, aka Paul Hollywood, was there to steady the ship. GBBO contestants revealed - 2018 Is social media behind the rise of veganism? This year, the Bake Off team are trying something new - having previously experimented with gluten-free bakes, the forthcoming series will feat...