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Empower property owners on flood insurance with bill securing private marketplace

With hurricane season bearing down on Florida, significant flood insurance reform appeared on the horizon with congressional passage of a bill creating an open market for private insurers and options for consumers. Florida drove down a similar road last year by adopting a new law that provides consumers the opportunity to purchase flexible flood insurance on the private market.

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Obama keeps repeating failed policies in Iraq

Two persistent failings of U.S. foreign policy have been an overdependence on individual leaders, who frequently fail to deliver on American expectations, and a reluctance to accept that an established status quo can't hold. The Obama administration has committed both those errors in Iraq -- and it has done so more than once.

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Feld's right move on retiring elephants, the historic circus icon

"The Greatest Show on Earth" closed the curtain on a centuries-old circus tradition treasured in some quarters and vilified in others. The crowd-pleasing elephants, the biggest circus stars in stature and popularity, took a bow last weekend during their final shows and will no longer tour with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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