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Salvageable idea
WatertownDailyTimes.comDecember 1, 2013

Deputy County Administrator Michael E. Kaskan told the Times that the provision compelling recycling programs to be enforced wasn't part of the 1991 law because recycling wasn't as prevalent then as it is today. But the increase in housing ... The idea ...more »

Hoosier bank robber Morris Lynn Johnson outdid Dillinger - and lived to tell ...
Indianapolis StarDecember 1, 2013

The visiting room at the federal penitentiary in Forrest City, Ark. is plain as a church basement — tile floor, cinder block walls. A mural in one corner depicting the New York skyline offers the only color. Inmates and their .... During his periods ...more »

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Confidentiality
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New York Affirms the Protection of Confidential Sources
New Yorker (blog)December 11, 2013

She relied on New York's “shield law,” which provides absolute protection for confidential sources. Under the law, a reporter cannot be forced to disclose a source, and reporters cannot be held in contempt for refusing to do so. The New York Supreme ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Savara Pharma's AeroVanc receives qualified infectious disease product & fast ...
pharmabiz.comDecember 12, 2013

The QIDP and Fast Track designation provide AeroVanc access to certain incentives, including priority review associated with a New Drug Application (NDA) submission and an additional five years of exclusivity under the Hatch-Waxman Act upon FDA ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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No takers of the view that this govt is returning: Arvind Panagariya
LivemintDecember 6, 2013

I think the industrial disputes law could be the starting point. There are ways to do this; you can grandfather the existing laws to ease the transition. What is your view on India's stand at the ... We are saying that we need these subsidies because ...more »

Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC after trashing Sarah Palin on air
Los Angeles TimesDecember 6, 2013

A “New York media analyst” named “Elizabeth Lemon” (that should have been the satirical tip-off right there) was quoted as saying that Palin would help rebrand the Qatar-based network for an American audience. “Alaska is located very close to the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Egypt overhauls constitution, empowers military
USA TODAYDecember 2, 2013

His support comes despite the removal of several provisions that ultraconservative Islamists had introduced into the Morsi-era charter, worrying liberals who feared they could be a prelude toward stricter implementation of Islamic law, or Shariah. The ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Glen Ridge Crime Report: Burglary, Credit Card Fraud, And Incident At Bottle King
BaristanetDecember 3, 2013

Description: Officer Giuseppe Oliva was dispatched to Forest Ave. on a report of a fraud. The victim reported that they were contacted by their Visa carrier who reported suspicious activity on the account. The victim confirmed that an unknown suspect ...more »

Stolen Identity
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SALINE CRIME BRIEFS: Suspect tries to buy computer using stolen identity; lost ...
Heritage NewspapersDecember 24, 2013

SALINE CRIME BRIEFS: Suspect tries to buy computer using stolen identity; lost bike found at People's Park. Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013. View and purchase photos. Identity thief tries to buy computer from Best Buy with resident's accountmore »

Credit Repair
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NASA Astronauts Begin Risky Spacewalk to Repair International Space Station
KTLADecember 21, 2013

Two NASA astronauts began a risky spacewalk Saturday to repair the International Space Station, Dec. 21, 2013 (Credit: NASA). The mission was meant to fix a broken line on one of the space station's two external cooling pumps, according to NASA.more »

Unsafe Products
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Appeals court: Companies can't be split to avoid taxes
Arizona Daily SunDecember 22, 2013

PHOENIX — National companies can't divide up their business in ways designed solely to minimize their Arizona corporate tax liability, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. In a unanimous ... “Under these circumstances, the company's argument that it ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Botulism Outbreak in Amarillo
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 12, 2013

Food, environmental, and clinical samples are undergoing tests at state and federal laboratories. Results are expected in a few days. The City of Amarillo DPH and Environmental Health (EH) are continuing to investigate these cases and are collaborating ...more »

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