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Falwell settles Miami real estate suit

by Lynde Langdon & Harvest Prude
Posted 10/09/19, 01:20 pm

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, reached a settlement in a Miami court case over a business deal that resulted from a friendship with a former hotel pool attendant. As part of the settlement, filed Friday, Falwell will pay an unspecified sum to Gordon Bello, a lawyer who claimed an ownership stake in a South Beach hostel the Falwells purchased in 2013. The hostel is listed as gay-friendly on the website gayweekends.com.

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U.S. businesses help out with Dorian prep

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/03/19, 12:48 pm

Businesses and nonprofit organizations in the southeastern United States are gearing up to mitigate the possible devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Airbnb launched an Open Homes Program to provide free housing for displaced residents and relief workers. More than 1,200 hosts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas have signed up.

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East Coast braces for Dorian

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/02/19, 10:26 am

Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas on Monday with winds gusting up to 200 mph and a massive storm surge. The Category 5 storm was creeping over the islands at 1 mph. Residents headed to shelters before the hurricane, which is expected to leave many homeless.

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