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    My grandfather cut my mom out of his will and left everything to me. If she’s the beneficiary on his retirement and life insurance, do I get those too?

    My grandfather cut my mom out of his will and left everything to me. If she’s the beneficiary on his retirement and life insurance, do I get those too?

    Dear Quentin, My grandfather, 86, recently changed his mind to specifically exclude my mother – his daughter – and leave everything to me. If my mother is listed as a beneficiary on one of his…

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    ‘My father has abandoned me twice in my life’: I found him when I was 30, but he moved his girlfriend in — and disinherited me

    ‘My father has abandoned me twice in my life’: I found him when I was 30, but he moved his girlfriend in — and disinherited me

    My dad left me when I was a baby and he and my mom got divorced. He never paid child support. All I ever knew of him was his name. When I turned 30 and…

    Lifestyle
    The Joy and Precariousness of Gay Life, Through the Eyes of Sunil Gupta

    The Joy and Precariousness of Gay Life, Through the Eyes of Sunil Gupta

    There is a seriality in the pictures of gay men he took on Christopher Street, an obvious delight in repetition. The subjects are almost always the focus and approach the camera as if they simply…

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    Aretha Franklin’s Multitudes Come To Life In Director Liesl Tommy’s ‘Respect’ : NPR

    Aretha Franklin’s Multitudes Come To Life In Director Liesl Tommy’s ‘Respect’ : NPR

    South African born director Liesl Tommy says all of her art is political. This includes her new film Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, which focuses on the women in the singer’s life. AILSA…

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    The Film Puzzles Out The Mysteries Of Everyday Life : NPR

    The Film Puzzles Out The Mysteries Of Everyday Life : NPR

    Gamhee (Kim Min-hee) dined with a friend (Song Seon-mi) in The Woman Who Ran. Cinema Guild hide caption Toggle caption Cinema guild Gamhee (Kim Min-hee) dined with a friend (Song Seon-mi) in The Woman Who…

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    COVID pandemic cuts years off US life expectancy; most since WWII

    COVID pandemic cuts years off US life expectancy; most since WWII

    The United States saw the largest drop in life expectancy of one year during World War II the COVID-19 pandemic, and Hispanic and black populations saw the greatest decline, according to government data released on…

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    U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WW II : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

    U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WW II : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

    A fence next to Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY is covered in memorial art for people who died of COVID-19. Pandemic deaths caused the largest decline in life expectancy in decades. Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis…

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    Lizzie Borden’s ‘Born In Flames’ Finds New Life In A New Feminist Generation : NPR

    Lizzie Borden’s ‘Born In Flames’ Finds New Life In A New Feminist Generation : NPR

    Jean Satterfield plays the revolutionary leader of an underground women’s army in the feminist classic Born in Flames from 1983. Argenis Apolinario / The Bronx Museum of the Arts Hide caption Toggle caption Argenis Apolinario…

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    Tropical Storm Bill roars off US coast, hurricane season comes to life

    Tropical Storm Bill roars off US coast, hurricane season comes to life

    Tropical Storm Bill is the second-named storm of the 2021 season that forecasters have predicted will be active. Bill is located southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts and is unlikely to cause any significant damage. Forecasters are…

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    Nicole Riegel’s ‘Holler’ Illuminates Life In Rust Belt Ohio : NPR

    Nicole Riegel’s ‘Holler’ Illuminates Life In Rust Belt Ohio : NPR

    NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Nicole Riegel, writer and director of Holler, inspired by her own story of growing up in the Appalachians. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Some films are very personal, a reflection of the…