The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 18th, 2023 morning edition

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"Unfortunately, Florida's insurance market has become challenging in recent years," the company said in a statement emailed to CBS MoneyWatch.

"Last year's catastrophic hurricane season contributed to an unprecedented rise in reinsurance rates, making it more costly for insurance companies to operate.".

AAA declined to say how many customers won't have their policies renewed, saying only that the change will affect "a small percentage" of policy holders.

Farmers Insurance recently said it will no longer offer coverage in the state, affecting roughly 100,000 customers.

Farmers said the move will affect only company-branded policies, which make up about 30% of its policies sold in the state.

Bankers Insurance and Lexington Insurance, a subsidiary of AIG, left Florida last year, saying recent natural disasters have made it too expensive to insure residents. »

Italy begins stripping lesbian mothers of their parental rights

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Surrogacy remains illegal in Italy and there are restrictions that prevent the adoption of “stepchildren” by one parent.

Even though she used Zambon’s egg, Zambon has been threatened with the loss of parental rights by the government. »

Supreme Court, Republicans to blame for lack of debt forgiveness, students say in poll

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The Supreme Court at the end of June ruled against Biden’s up to $20,000 in student debt relief, a decision that was celebrated by Republicans and denounced by Democrats.

The poll found 77 percent of young people knew about the court’s recent decision, while 23 percent did not.

The student debt relief would have helped more than 40 million borrowers with student debt, costing around $400 billion. »

Why Isn't Clarence Thomas Facing Impeachment Hearings?

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Though impeachment is the only way to expel a Supreme Court justice, the likelihood of that happening to the disgraced Clarence Thomas is very slim.

In April, it was revealed by ProPublica that Thomas received luxury gifts and trips from Republican donor Harlan Crow.

Thomas insisted that he simply benefitted from Crow’s “personal hospitality” and Crow doubled down on never seeking “to influence Justice Thomas on any legal or political issue.” »

World's tallest man saves dolphin

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Mongolian herdsman Bao Xishun was called in after the dolphins swallowed plastic used around their pool at an aquarium in Fushun, north-east China.

Guinness World Records list Mr Bao, 54, as the world's tallest living man at 2.36m (7ft 8.95in).

Veterinarians turned to Mr Bao after attempts to extract the plastic shards at the aquarium in Fushun, Liaoning Province, had failed. »