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Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson on Making History, Her Olympic Boyfriend and Her Plans to Party

Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson on Making History, Her Olympic Boyfriend and Her Plans to Party

Entertainment
Jamie Anderson just made Olympic history as the first female snowboarder to earn two gold medals — not to mention they were in the same event — but she still hasn’t “really gotten to soak everything in,” she tells PEOPLE. “I plan on celebrating when I get back to Cali,” Anderson, a 27-year-old native of South Lake Tahoe, California, said in an interview Tuesday, one day after her first-place finish in the women’s slopestyle event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. “I think we’re going to do a big United party in San Francisco with my partner airline, and my brother’s a firefighter in Tahoe and they want to do a local parade where all my friends and family can kind of come out and celebrate,” says Anderson, who is also sponsored by Downy (which she name-checks as helping keep her “good on the go”
Romelu Lukaku reveals the club he plans to join in the future

Romelu Lukaku reveals the club he plans to join in the future

Sports
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has promised to one day return to return to his former club Anderlecht, the player has told Belgian outlet HLN. The 24-year-old admitted that it was his “dream” to play for the Anderlecht, having risen through the club’s youth ranks as a teenager. Since his £75m move to Old Trafford, Lukaku has struggled to replicate the sort of form he demonstrated at Everton, making him one of the best forwards in England. Return promised The 24-year-old has promised to one day return to his former club Anderlecht, having left for England back in 2011. Lukaku has been a huge success in the Premier League, earning two huge money moves to Everton and then to Manchester United last summer. Lukaku told HLN: “My dream was always to play for Ander
Idaho insurer to test Trump administration, rule of law by selling illegal plans

Idaho insurer to test Trump administration, rule of law by selling illegal plans

Politics
When Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (of course he's a Republican) decided the best bet in a primary for his handpicked successor would be to blatantly break Obamacare law, plenty of observers scratched their heads, but weren't sure it would go anywhere. Otter has issued rules in direct violation of the law that would allow insurers in the state to sell plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act. Shockingly, Blue Cross of Idaho has decided to stick its toes into what is likely to be litigious waters. It's going to start offering noncompliant plans. Blue Cross of Idaho said Wednesday that it will offer insurance plans that don’t comply with some Affordable Care Act requirements. The “Freedom Blue” coverage is a way to give some people lower premiums upfront in exchange for less comprehen
As 99designs turns 10, CEO Patrick Llewellyn plans for an Australian IPO

As 99designs turns 10, CEO Patrick Llewellyn plans for an Australian IPO

Breaking News
 Crowdsourced design marketplace 99designs launched 10 years ago this week, so I talked to CEO Patrick Llewellyn (who joined in 2009) about the anniversary, and where the company goes from here. Turns out Llewellyn and the official 99designs headquarters both relocated back to Melbourne recently, a move move that’s intended to lay the groundwork for 99designs to go public on the… Read More
White House had big plans to promote serial wife beater Rob Porter before his history went public

White House had big plans to promote serial wife beater Rob Porter before his history went public

Politics
Rob Porter was so exemplary, he was up for a promotion. That news came just after FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed Tuesday during testimony that the White House knew for months about the former staff secretary’s history of domestic violence. Nonetheless, he was in “serious discussions” to take on bigger roles in Donald Trump’s West Wing, writes CNN: Porter had been actively lobbying to take on new policy portfolios outside the traditional scope of the staff secretary, one person familiar with the matter said, which included speechwriting duties and a role in planning policy rollouts. Neither of those tasks is traditionally carried out by the staff secretary. One of the areas Porter was set to delve further into was trade policy, according to the person. Porter was a regular atten
CityViews: The City’s Inwood Plans Fail Our Immigrant Communities

CityViews: The City’s Inwood Plans Fail Our Immigrant Communities

Breaking News
Corner of 207th Street and Sherman Avenue. * * * (Una version en Espanol esta aqui.) * * * New York City is the quintessential immigrant city. With 28 percent of the population foreign born and many more second-generation immigrants, the city prides itself as a culturally diverse sanctuary for immigrants. Northern Manhattan is the epicenter of one such immigrant community—the Dominican community. Dominicans make up about 63 percent of the Latinos in the area, who are 74 percent of the total population. Immigrating to the city at a time when minority enclaves faced urban blight and a vanishing social safety net, Dominicans transformed a once crime- and drug-ridden neighborhood into a thriving community. The streets lined with small, mostly Dominican-owned businesses and the strong communi