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A collection of short essays and interesting articles for consumers and real estate professionals from Russ Gordon, with Gordon Properties at Re/Max Advantage in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ...

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Homes for Sale in Colorado Springs with Mountain Views

While there are many reasons for folks to move to Colorado Springs (think clean air, good water, friendly people, great school districts) one of the things Springs residents love about our area is the incredible views of the Rocky Mountains.  I have conversations regularly both with people who live here and with those who have visited here and ...

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Successful House Hunting

Not having the right mindset can make your search for a home to buy really frustrating.  Sometimes you get lucky and you find the perfect home and have the perfect negotiation and you find yourself sitting in your new home in a matter of weeks.  However, that's not always the case, and if you're not prepared for some setbacks and disappoi ...

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Victorian Homes for Sale in Colorado Springs Colorado

As a city older than 100 years, there is a section of town with Victorian Style Homes For Sale in Colorado Springs Colorado.  Perhaps a little history of the City would be helpful though: While the area’s first inhabitants were American Indians, with the Louisiana Purchase more Anglo-American explorers and settlers began to venture west. ...

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The Reason to Buy Instead of Renting

In talking with first-time potential home buyers, I find there are a lot of misconceptions about what home buying involves and what benefits home ownership offers so I thought I'd address them in an easy-to-understand way.  One of the things renters tell me is that buying a house seems like a big committment to them.  My response is alway ...

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Trump praises far-right French candidate Le Pen as vote looms

21 Apr 2017 14:30:17

President Trump predicted on Friday that a deadly shooting on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris would have “a big effect” on French elections.

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Clinton knocks Trump on LGBT rights

21 Apr 2017 11:09:01

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the annual LGBT Center dinner on April 20, 2017, in New York City. The Center gave Clinton its Trailblazer Award. Clinton was receiving an award at a fundraiser for The Center, an LGBT community center in New York City, where she made the critical remarks.

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Wildfire threatens 2,000 homes in southwest Florida

22 Apr 2017 00:46:27

(Reuters) - A wildfire in southwest Florida triggered evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes on Friday, prompting the governor to deploy National Guard troops to help residents fleeing the flames. The wildfire has charred about 4,800 acres (1,942 hectares) in Collier County and forced residents to evacuate their houses in the Golden Gate Estates area of Naples, Clark Ryals, a senior forester for the Florida Forest Service, said by telephone. "These wildfires are dangerous and if you're within the evacuation area, do not stay in your home," Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement after meeting with fire officials in the area.

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ABC News visits cabin where alleged abductor Tad Cummins was arrested

21 Apr 2017 19:46:13

Authorities arrested Tad Cummins after finding him with his 15-year-old former student, Elizabeth Thomas, at a cabin in Cecilville, CA.

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Russian Planes Buzz Alaska Four Nights in a Row

21 Apr 2017 15:46:37

U.S. and Canadian jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers and surveillance planes that keep inching closer to Alaska.

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How missing Tennessee student and her former teacher were found

21 Apr 2017 17:25:05

The missing Tennessee teen who was allegedly kidnapped by her former teacher was found in an isolated cabin in northern California.

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Airline to slap belligerent passengers who delay flights with hefty fines

21 Apr 2017 10:53:39

After one too many incidents involving belligerent customers -- who also happened to be members of parliament -- Air India announced that unruly passengers who cause a flight delay of up to one hour will be slapped with a hefty $7,750 (5 lakh in rupees) fine. Last month, a member of parliament was charged with assaulting a 60-year-old airline staffer with his slippers during an altercation that delayed an Air India flight.

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Flight Attendant Suspended After Confrontation On Video

22 Apr 2017 11:44:09

Witnesses say the flight attendant ripped the baby stroller out of a mother’s hands — striking the woman and nearly striking the child — leading to the conflict.

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Ronald Reagan’s son defends O’Reilly, asks if men should ‘sue for sexual arousal’

21 Apr 2017 15:53:43

Michael Reagan speaks at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle in 2010. Michael Reagan, son of late President Ronald Reagan, defended disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted this week after advertisers boycotted the show en masse amid a sexual harassment scandal. The firestorm started after the New York Times revealed that O’Reilly and the network had shelled out $13 million in settlements to various women who had accused him of sexual harassment.

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Alaskan village fights for survival as island disappears

21 Apr 2017 13:07:30

Joe McCarthy of Global Citizen talks about his recent journey to the remote village of Kivalina where climate change is threatening the community's very existence.

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