How to Make Public Space for People Living Out of RVs

For many people, living in their vehicles is the best they can do. Here’s how cities can help. My neighbor Billy has lived for 17 years in a 20-foot-long recreational vehicle parked within a mostly industrial but now gentrifying neighborhood in Seattle. A 68-year-old former carpet layer and handyman, Billy says he wants to move out of his RV, but he doesn’t have the income, savings, and credit or rental history to rent in Seattle’s expensive housing market. The lack of off-street space for his vehicle and city parking restrictions…

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Facebook: No digital currency until regulator concerns addressed

Amid its privacy scandals, the company is drawing new criticism over its plans for a new cryptocurrency. Facebook Inc. won’t launch Libra, the controversial cryptocurrency it’s planning to build with dozens of partner firms, until regulators’ concerns are fully addressed, according to the company’s top executive on the project. David Marcus, who will appear before members of both houses of U.S. Congress to discuss the project this week, said Facebook will also get “appropriate approvals” before launching Libra. The cryptocurrency isn’t intended to compete with countries’ national currencies and won’t…

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Apollo 11 moon mission 50th anniversary: The steps that made history

Declaring ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’, Neil Armstrong took the first lunar steps 50 years ago. The three crew members of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar landing mission – Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr – pose for a group portrait before the launch. File: Space Frontiers/Getty Images Fifty years ago, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Niel Armstrong, took the first steps on the moon. The moment unified hundreds of millions of people worldwide in a way never…

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Remains found in Oregon believed to be “Seinfeld” actor Charles Levin

Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “Night Court.” Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, The […] Source: Remains found in Oregon believed to be “Seinfeld” actor Charles Levin

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Jack White Praises Greta Van Fleet

Naturally, Jack White likes Greta Van Fleet. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, White praises the young band, who won a Grammy earlier this year for Best Rock Album. “They’re three Polish brothers from Frankenmuth, Michigan — I thought that was a joke!” he said during the interview in response to a question about the criticisms the band has received about copying older music. “But it’s exciting to see young people play rock & roll, no doubt about it. That guy has a very cool voice. The more he…

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