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1 hr ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Republicans to sue Obama over health law

House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law he championed and they despise.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, US Politics, Barack Obama

1 hr ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

No charges for officers in shooting near Capitol

Officers who fatally shot an unarmed Connecticut woman after a high-speed car chase from the White House to the Capitol last fall will not face criminal charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Stamford, CT, Criminal Defense Law

4 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

EPA trying to confirm ND spill didn't reach lake

Officials are assessing a spill of oil-drilling saltwater from a North Dakota pipeline to ensure none of the brine affected the lake an American Indian reservation uses for drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

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Related Topix: North Dakota, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Berthold, ND, Mandan, ND

7 hrs ago | EDGE

Rift Over Religious Exemption in Anti-Bias Order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Employment / Labor Law

11 hrs ago | KRCR

California teachers to attest to reporting abuse

California teachers applying for or renewing their credentials will be required to acknowledge that they understand their responsibility to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement or county welfare officials.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Jerry Brown, US Governors, Concord, CA

15 hrs ago | Daily World

'Bleak picture' for mentally ill: 80% are jobless

Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

ABC News

GOP Lawmakers Try to Ease New Curbs on Ivory Sales

Republicans in the House want to hold up new federal rules intended to crack down on ivory sales because it is becoming more difficult for owners of musical instruments, antiques and guns made with ivory to trade in such items.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

The Tribune

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Defense Law

KBCI CBS 2

Suitcase bodies suspect dodged discipline as cop

The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: West Allis, WI, Criminal Defense Law

96-5 KISS FM Cleveland, OH

Justin Bieber Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism In Egging Case

Justin Bieber will be charged Wednesday with misdemeanor vandalism for egging his neighbors house, reports TMZ.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

CBS 3 Springfield

Former Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after being sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, New Orleans, LA, Oakdale, LA, Criminal Defense Law, Holyoke, MA

The Fresno Bee

Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

Nagin, 58, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for projects — both before and after Katrina.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Criminal Defense Law

The Jackson Sun

Judge halts mental exam in 'Slender Man' Wisconsin stabbing case

A judge on Tuesday halted his previous order that one of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to curry favor with a fictional character undergo an insanity exam.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Waukesha County, WI

Tri-cityherald.com

Fact Check: Shaky negative ad in Ky. Senate race

Now they've surfaced in this year's midterm elections, in one of the hottest Senate races in the country.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Island Packet

Judge fulfills 20-year sentencing deal for stepmom

Though the agreement with Delilah Williams seemed distasteful and "difficult to swallow," U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright said it was necessary in prosecuting a murder case against her husband, Naeem Williams, who prosecutors said delivered the punch that killed his daughter Talia on July 16, 2005.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law

KNUS-AM Aurora

US workers encountered man left in cell for days

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, UC San Diego, Criminal Defense Law

New York Daily News

Senate Dems want to override Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling

Senate Democrats say they will advance legislation to override the Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing some companies with religious objections to avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

KTVN Reno

Alaska man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

A 63-year-old Alaska man has been sentenced to four consecutive life terms after being convicted in the shooting deaths of two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Alaska's Kodiak Island.

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Related Topix: Prison, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Vergennes, VT

National Public Radio

Oregon Man Impersonates Deputy While On Test Drive

An Oregon man impersonated a sheriff's deputy while taking an SUV for a test drive and pulled over a motorcyclist, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Criminal Defense Law

NewsOK.com

Amedisys: SEC ends Medicare-related investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into Amedisys' participation in the federal Medicare program, and no enforcement actions will be recommended, the home health care and hospice services provider says.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law

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