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The Bible is America’s book

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Of all the objectionable things Donald Trump has ever done, selling a Bible would seem to rank pretty far down the list.

Yet his marketing, along with Lee Greenwood, of a God Bless the U.S.A. Bible for $59.99 has occasioned a couple of news cycles of outrage. The Bible has an American flag cover and accompanying American...

The anti-Israel delusion

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By Rich Lowry

Surely, you’ve heard of the brutal conflict that has displaced millions of people and killed more than 14,000, while aid convoys have trouble getting where they need to go?

No, the Sudanese civil war hasn’t been on your radar screen?

OK, but how about the crisis that has led to more than half the population of a country needing humanitarian assistance amid constant turmoil and war?

You haven’t heard much about the conflict in Yemen lately, either?

Perhaps, then, the war that has forced large numbers of people to flee the fighting multiple times, while as much as a quarter of the population is facing hunger or illness?

Actually, the fight between the military and...

Financial advice

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Strategies for maximizing FDIC protection

The news of the closure of three banks in 2023 sent shockwaves across the financial world. As customers of these banks scramble to secure their savings and investments, it is helpful to remember the role of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in protecting deposits up to $250,000.

The FDIC was created in 1933 in response to bank failures during the Great Depression. Its primary mission is to protect depositors by insuring their deposits against loss in case of a bank failure. The FDIC covers up to $250,000 per depositor, account category, and insured institution.

In the event of a bank failure, the FDIC typically pays depositors their...

New Mexico delegation welcomes over $9.3 million for schools, roads

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and U.S. Reps. Teresa Leger Fernández, D-N.M., Melanie Stansbury, D-N.M., and Gabe Vasquez, D-N.M.,  are welcoming over $9.3 million to invest in New Mexico’s public schools, roads, wildfire mitigation, and county services. The funds will be allocated from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Secure Rural Schools program, reauthorized through the Infrastructure Law, which New Mexico Democrats passed into law.

McKinley County is set to receive almost $300,000 of that $9 million.

“From schools to roads and emergency services, our Infrastructure Law continues to deliver for rural communities in...

Salome’s Stars

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little wool-gathering is OK, but don’t let that dreamy state linger beyond midweek, when you’ll want to be ready to take on new workplace responsibilities.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Love rules the week for single Bovines seeking romance. Attached pairs also find new joy in their relationships. The 29th should bring news about a business opportunity.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home becomes the center of a new social whirl, as you show off your talent for hosting great parties. You can expect to impress a lot of people who’ve never seen this side of you.

CANCER: (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child might have to raise those powers of persuasion up a...

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