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Maumee Dearest: Hackers

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Social insecurity

The 5 percent or so of Ohioans who get monthly payments from the Social Security Disability Insurance program would see their benefits cut by 19 percent next year if the fund runs out of money, the White House warns. …

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Finding a treasure

For nearly a century, no one thought much about the fact that not all the pages of a Qur’an owned by the library at the University of Birmingham in London fit together stylistically. Alba Fedeli, a researcher, noticed that the calligraphy of one set of pages didn’t match the pages before or after it. …

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Hack attacks

You’re behind the wheel, moving at 70 miles an hour on an urban freeway, but you’re not in control. The radio,  the air-conditioner, the windshield wipers,  and the door locks act up, independently of anything you do. As a big truck looms ever larger in your rearview mirror, your transmission cuts out. None of this is an accident — …

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Why pay shooters not to shoot?
Letters to the Editor
The idea to pay gun-toting people to stop shooting people is preposterous (“Is Toledo ready to pay people to stop shooting?,” op-ed column, July 19). I can’t believe anyone would entertain such nonsense. …

Updated 6 hours ago
Retirement reality
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A new survey of U.S. households by the Federal Reserve Board reveals startling facts about Americans’ financial security, or lack of it. Nearly a third of workers have no retirement savings at all. …

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Putting out fires
Blade Editorial Board

7/28/2015 12:00 AM
Family values boost same-sex marriage acceptance
The movement of same-sex marriage from a fringe notion to accepted law was one of the swiftest progressions in American social history. The female vote, racial integration, the rights of the disabled — all took decades to win. In contrast, same-sex marriage won acceptance in a relative flash. …

7/28/2015 12:00 AM
Literary giant

Novelist E.L. Doctorow wrote such seminal American works as The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, and Billy Bathgate. He was, in the words of fellow novelist Don DeLillo, this nation’s greatest chronicler of “American possibility in which plain lives take on the cadences of history.” …

7/28/2015 12:00 AM
Saving blight money

One of the few good things to come out of the Great Recession was the Hardest Hit Fund. That account has set aside federal money to help states that were most affected by the downturn, including Ohio and Michigan, to save homes and deal with blight. …

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