RAGBRAI 2024 Announces Hilliest Route Across Iowa with Glenwood to Burlington Ride

DES MOINES, Iowa – Cyclists gearing up for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa this summer will face a challenging and hilly 434-mile route. RAGBRAI LI, the 51st edition of the ride, will kick off on July 21 in Glenwood and conclude on July 27 in Burlington, making 8 overnight stops along the way. The 2024 route is expected to be the hilliest in RAGBRAI history, with more than 18,000 feet of elevation …

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Floods Shut Down South Florida Highways and Airports

Miami, Florida – Heavy rainfall causing flooding in South Florida has led to the closure of part of I-95 and grounded flights. The destructive flooding has engulfed streets and homes, posing a significant threat to the affected areas. Despite efforts to mitigate the impact, the situation is still dire as the water levels continue to rise. The flash flood emergency in South Florida has prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency in Miami-Dade and …

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Acquisition Alert: Sony Pictures Buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Historic Deal

Austin, Texas – Sony Pictures Entertainment has made a significant move in the entertainment industry by acquiring Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a renowned theater chain known for its unique offerings and strict theater etiquette policies. This acquisition marks the beginning of a new era for both companies as Alamo Drafthouse joins Sony Pictures under the newly-created Sony Pictures Experiences division. Under the terms of the deal, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Michael Kustermann will continue in his role, …

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Reproductive Rights Under Attack in Congressional Funding Bills, Says Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts denounced the recent attacks on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the FY25 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPs) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bills. The bills, currently undergoing markup, include funding cuts and policy riders that obstruct access to critical services such as abortion, birth control, and gender-affirming care. Pressley criticized the Republicans for using the appropriations process to push forward harmful policies …

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Cascade Theatre Names Maggie Redmon Interim Administrator, Bringing New Hope for Downtown Revitalization in Redding, Calif.

Redding, California – Maggie Redmon has taken on a new role as the interim administrator of the iconic Cascade Theatre in downtown Redding. With a background of community support initiatives for Turtle Bay and Dignity Health Mercy Foundation North, Redmon brings a wealth of experience to her latest endeavor after a brief retirement. Having been involved with the JPR Foundation Board, Redmon’s connection to the Cascade Theatre runs deep, leading her to recognize how her …

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Erin Moriarty Slams Megyn Kelly’s False Plastic Surgery Accusations in Powerful Instagram Post

Los Angeles, CA – Actress Erin Moriarty has spoken out against Megyn Kelly’s recent accusations of extreme plastic surgery. In a powerful statement posted on Instagram, Moriarty slammed Kelly’s claims as “disgustingly false” and addressed the impact of the accusations on her mental health. Moriarty revealed that she had been through one of the most challenging weeks of her life, feeling so stressed that she struggled to eat and sleep. The actress expressed her horror …

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Social Security Benefits: How Certain Events Could Impact Your Payments

San Francisco, California – Social Security benefits are a vital source of financial support for many people in the United States. However, the security of these payments is not guaranteed, with potential issues looming over the program’s future financial stability. Each year, thousands of Social Security recipients face the possibility of having their benefits revoked, highlighting the importance of understanding the various factors that could lead to benefit loss. Whether individuals are receiving Social Security, …

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Senator Menendez’s Close Friendship with U.S. Attorney Disintegrates During Corruption Trial

NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger of New Jersey recounted an unusual conversation with Senator Bob Menendez during his confirmation process in late 2020, shedding light on their strained relationship as Sellinger testified as a prosecution witness in Menendez’s corruption trial in Manhattan federal court. The two were once close friends, golfing with their sons and sharing dinners with their wives. However, Sellinger’s recusal from a case involving real estate developer Fred Daibes marked …

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Humana Reports Steep Losses: What’s Next for the Health Insurance Industry?

Humana, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has reported significant financial losses in the third quarter, raising concerns about its outlook for the coming year. The health insurer revealed its struggles with higher-than-expected medical costs and lower-than-anticipated enrollment in its Medicare Advantage plans. These setbacks have prompted Humana to revise its projections and signal potential challenges ahead. The company’s third-quarter earnings call highlighted a net loss of $941 million, a stark contrast from the $689 million profit …

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DeSantis Vetoed $1.75M for Medicaid Program Assessments in Florida

Tallahassee, Florida – The state of Florida has allocated significant funds towards promoting healthcare price transparency in recent years. However, Governor Ron DeSantis has recently vetoed a $750,000 budget allocation aimed at conducting an independent study to assess the effectiveness of the data collection efforts currently in place within the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration. The proposed study, directed by the Legislature, was intended to analyze all costs associated with healthcare tools over the …

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