It is not clear how many wives Mormon founder Joseph Smith married under divine commandment -- some estimates put the number at 30.
Banks that agreed to help troubled borrowers as part of a $25 billion settlement over mishandled foreclosures accelerated efforts as the most generous terms of the deal head toward expiration.
As a North Carolina congressman, Mel Watt has tried to arm struggling homeowners with a legal “sledgehammer” against lenders and expand the ranks of people eligible to cut their mortgage principal.
Banks that agreed to help troubled borrowers as part of a settlement with regulators over foreclosure misdeeds are spending most of the promised aid on sales that displace homeowners and forgiveness that erases home equity loans from their books.
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Truman Capote compared Venice to “eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”
The Washington Post’s Jason Horowitz reported this month that officials on Mitt Romney’s campaign don’t care much for journalistic explorations of their candidate’s religious beliefs.
"I'm not saying everybody there did wrong."
- Joseph Smith on Dec 16, 2014