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Articles from the July 17, 2023 edition

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  • How State Pensions Can Affect Your Social Security Benefits

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jul 17, 2023

    Ask Rusty – My State Pension Eliminated My Social Security Survivor Benefit Dear Rusty: My husband of 21 years died in January 2022 at the age of 70. We were both retired at the time of his death, and they immediately stopped his Social Security payments. After many calls to Social Security asking why I was not receiving his benefits, I was finally told since I have my own pension from the State of Ohio that I would receive none of my husband's Social Security. I cannot see why my OH retirement...

  • Crimean Bridge Again Attacked and Disrupted, As Kharkiv Comes Under Assault

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 17, 2023

    There are reports Sunday evening (Monday morning in Ukraine), that the Kerch bridge connecting Crimea so Southern Russia has once again been attacked by Ukrainian missiles. "One span of the #Kerch #Bridge collapsed, another one came off its support. Bridge support damaged," read one such report. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian deputy defense minister said that East of Kharkiv, the "situation is difficult," with positions changing hands several times in one day. The news comes amidst a Ukrainian summer...