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9/25/2018

Another summit with North Korea is being planned, President Donald Trump said at the United Nations, and it is expected to take place "in the not too distant future." Trump also signed a revised trade deal with South Korea to increase US exports to the country.

9/25/2018

The latest edition of Merriam-Webster's Official Scrabble Players Dictionary includes 300 new words to modernize the selection allowed in the game. Some of the added words are "twerk," "facepalm," "bitcoin" and the often valuable two-letter words "ew" and "OK."

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9/25/2018

A Connecticut condo association is supporting an accelerated rehabilitation program for a former board treasurer who stole more than $50,000 from the association. The association supports the program because the offender admitted his guilt and has repaid the stolen funds.

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Condo association
9/25/2018

"The Exceptional" is a comedy series about a fictional Los Angeles HOA, its different members and problems that occur. The series is under development by NBC and will star Josh Meyers, who appeared on "MADtv" and Amazon's "Red Oaks."

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Variety
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9/25/2018

A New Jersey condo association has settled a disability discrimination case with a resident for $12,500. The case stemmed from the association's refusal to let the resident remove carpeting in her unit, even though she provided medical documentation stating that hardwood flooding would be better due to her chemical sensitivities.

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9/25/2018

Residents of a Chicago condo association called a plumbing company to rescue a kitten caught in one the building's sewer pipes. The plumbers rescued the feline and fixed the damaged pipe after the association held an emergency meet to approve the work.

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Patch
9/25/2018

Is your CMCA due to expire Oct. 1? Check the status of your CMCA at CAMICB.org. If your recertification date and/or billing date are 10/1/2018, then log onto CAMICB.org with your email address and click "Recertification" to recertify quickly and easily online.

Got questions? Contact CAMICB at 703-970-9300 or via email.

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9/25/2018

Most high-net-worth individuals donate to charities while they are alive, rather than through wills, according to a study by the Urban Institute. However, posthumous donations tend to be much larger than contributions were during givers' last years of life, the study finds.

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9/25/2018

Salesforce.org will distribute $18 million among Bay Area nonprofits focused on social issues, such as education and homelessness. "There's so much opportunity, but only for people who have strong education," says Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff, noting the company's nonprofit arm plans to invest $100 million in public schools.

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9/25/2018

Individuals with limited giving power on their own are finding success with massive aggregation -- a style of giving where people pool their resources to have more influence, write Joe McCannon, co-founder of Shared Nation, and ​Marika Anthony-Shaw, founder of Plus1. This type of giving, they contend, helps bring a balance of power and may be an effective way to address social issues.