John Wayne’s heirs sue Duke University

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Wayne Family Portrait1969: John Wayne at home with his family: Ethan, Marissa, Aissa and his third wife, Pilar. Photo by John Dominis | Time & Life Pictures|Getty Images

He was known as that rare breed in Hollywood, a gentleman. So it’s hard to imagine how the Duke would have reacted to a lawsuit brought by John Wayne Enterprises against the unwittingly eponymous university in Durham.

Maybe, as his son Ethan asserts, Duke’s dream was to distill fine spirits, which Ethan is trying to do with Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Continue reading

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Childless couples and empty nesters would pay more under ObamaCare, Garance Franke-Ruka writes in The Atlantic. When she looked at eligibility “for subsidies through the exchanges in New York state  — where insurance is comparatively expensive and the state exchange was set up in such a way as to not provide lower rates for younger people” — she found that a family of two that earns more than 400 percent of the federal poverty level — $62,040 — doesn’t qualify. “But if that same couple lived together unmarried, they could earn up to $45,960 each — $91,920″ — and be eligible. Continue reading
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