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Editorials Feb 7, 2018

Making housing safer for low-income people

While tightening regulations on operators of housing facilities for poor senior citizens, the government also should consider what financial support it can provide to ensure the safety of residents.

Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year, U.N. says

World Oct 13, 2017

Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year, U.N. says

About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show. The risk of displacement could rise as populations swell and the impacts of climate change become more severe, said ...

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

World Jun 25, 2017

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said. "Bill (Shinker) put my son on the phone," Kerrigan said. "He said, 'Hi dad.' " Orange County coroner's officials had misidentified the body, the ...