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My wife and I live with my dying mother. My brothers and I will inherit her home. Should I ask her to sell it — and move in with me?

‘If she agrees to move, and puts the money in her bank account — a joint account with one of her grandchildren — what happens to the money? She gave that grandchild survivorship rights.’

3 min ago
Coronavirus cases linked to long airline flights early in pandemic, studies show

The studies looked at a 10-hour flight and a 15-hour flight that occurred in March, before airlines started requiring masks.

5:45 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
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Ellen DeGeneres says being known as the ‘be kind’ lady is ‘tricky’ in her embattled show’s season premiere

The daytime talk show host addressed her toxic workplace controversy in the opening monologue

3:56 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
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How Trump and Biden tax policies could affect your paycheck, tax return, investment portfolio and nest egg

The economy is a very important issue for nearly 80% of voters in this presidential election.

12:33 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
How a President Biden or a President Trump could affect the student-debt crisis and college affordability

Biden has vowed to make public college free for some and cancel a portion of borrowers’ student-loan debt if he's elected; Trump says tuition-free college 'is anything but free.'

11:43 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
See the house that Tommy Hilfiger is selling for $47.5 million

The luxurious Greenwich, Conn., estate of the fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, has come on the market for $47.5 million. The pricey property is currently the most expensive listing in the tony town.

11:30 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
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As wildfires burn the West Coast, residents face another challenge: High prices pushing people out of urban centers

Working-class Americans in states like California are more likely to see their homes go up in flames, but choosing a safer place to live isn’t necessarily straightforward in the age of climate change.

6:16 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
My late husband did not see his son in 30 years. Should I mail his son photos and other memorabilia — and risk him making a claim on his estate?

‘He did see the son a few times a year for the next several years, but contact stopped during the teen years when his son no longer wanted to come.’

4:00 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
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Can I visit family for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Your pandemic holiday travel questions, answered

‘Unfortunately, the merriment we crave — eating, drinking and singing together in a cozy room — are among the highest-risk scenarios for transmitting COVID-19.’

3:59 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
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Two teachers face a difficult choice: One welcomes ‘normalcy,’ while another feels ‘rage.’ COVID-19 has radically altered their feelings about school

Schools have a lot of different plans, and teachers have varying views on whether they want to get back in the classroom.

3:59 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
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