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When to claim Social Security is not a decision to be made based on emotion, such as worrying that you'd better get the money now "while you can." It is not about a bet against your longevity or the full funding of Social Security. Instead, it is a multidimensional calculation.

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The government's response to the failure of two large banks has already involved hundreds of billions of dollars. So will ordinary Americans end up paying for it, one way or another? And what will the price tag be?

Wisconsin educator and author Ben Hubing found several similarities in today’s society and that of the 1960s and ‘70s when researching his book “George Wallace in Wisconsin: The Divisive Campaigns that Shaped a Civil Rights Legacy,” published last year.

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Charles Alexander Kemper, age 103, of Chippewa Falls passed away on Feb. 11, 2023, from age related health complications.

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The United Nations says that since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the country has become the most repressive in the world for women and girls. The U.N. mission to Kabul said in a statement released Wednesday that Afghanistan’s new rulers have shown an almost singular focus on imposing rules that leave most women and girls effectively trapped in their homes. Roza Otunbayeva, special representative of the U.N. secretary-general and head of the mission to Afghanistan, says — speaking of the harsh Taliban measures against women — that it's ""been distressing to witness their methodical, deliberate, and systematic efforts to push Afghan women and girls out of the public sphere.”

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