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Man allegedly threatening arson hospitalized after officer-involved shooting
fox13now.comDecember 1, 2013

He lunged at one of the officers, who fired once.” The man was taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to recover. Specific details regarding his injuries were not immediately available. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on ...more »

Miley: VA Medical Center's healing pet cat
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 1, 2013

Miley's domain is the Community Living Center, which houses the hospice unit and is usually the last stop for a vet. When a ... He doesn't trust elevators, and a motorized wheelchair will send him tearing down the hallway, a sight that always lightens ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Feds blast NY railroad in wake of derailment that killed 4, injured more than 60
Minneapolis Star TribuneDecember 4, 2013

They said late Tuesday they had removed Bottalico's union, the Association of Commuter Rail Employees, as a participant in the investigation over a breach of confidentiality after he publicly discussed information related to it. Two law enforcement ...more »

Food Poisoning
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M&S recall thousands of mussels amid food poisoning risks
Daily MailDecember 2, 2013

Marks & Spencer is recalling thousands of packs of Scottish mussels following concerns over a possible food poisoning link. Packs of Mussels in Garlic; Mussels in White Wine and Mussels and Clams are being taken off shelves as a precautionary measure, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Retailers need a little sparkle
Business SpectatorDecember 4, 2013

While there are concerns that tensions between Australia and China could impact the free-trade agreement process, escalating regional disputes may compel Beijing to ratify the agreement sooner. Technology · NBN Buzz · Mobility · BYOD · Smart Devices ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Developer Savara Pharmaceuticals' AeroVanc ...
BioNews TexasDecember 11, 2013

... while clearly providing Savara with certain drug development 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 approval of ...more »

12 Months of Reading
Wall Street JournalDecember 13, 2013

Among novels, Karen Mack's "Freud's Mistress" provides an intriguing look at the father of psychoanalysis and his relationship with his sister-in-law, while Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" is a treasure from one of the most brilliant writers of our time ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Landmark order puts RTI applicants under Consumer Protection Act
The HinduDecember 2, 2013

In a landmark order, the Ernakulam Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has said when information is denied to an RTI applicant, it will be considered as deficiency in service and the applicant will be entitled to compensation under the Consumer ...more »

Product Reclamation
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A look at key articles in Egypt's draft constitution finalized by 50-member panel
The ProvinceDecember 2, 2013

CAIRO - Egypt's draft constitution amending the charter adopted under ousted President Mohammed Morsi limits the scope of Islamic law and introduces new articles seen as a victory for rights advocates, while expanding the powers of the military in ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Increase In Credit Card Fraud Reports In Nelson County
The Charlottesville NewsplexDecember 3, 2013

It's the last thing you want to worry about while you are doing your holiday shopping: credit card fraud. But credit cards and debit cards can leave our bank accounts vulnerable to predators, as some Nelson residents recently discovered. A string of ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Horizon Policyholders Warned Of Data Breach From Stolen Laptops
CBS LocalDecember 7, 2013

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield was warning subscribers of a data breach that could lead to identity theft, after two company laptops were stolen from the Newark office. The password-protected, unencrypted laptop computers ...more »

Credit Repair
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Leaf Credit Solutions to Offer 30-Day Trial Credit Repair Program
PR Web (press release)December 4, 2013

Leaf Credit Solutions, according to Sharp, is an expert in credit systems and federal laws that give everyone the right to inspect their credit reports, dispute and correct errors, and remove inaccurate information. Sharp went on to explain that the ...more »

Unsafe Products
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12 Month Pupillage
TARGETjobsDecember 2, 2013

Our 75 barristers have a strong reputation for insurance work, professional negligence, construction, costs, product liability, financial services, commercial litigation, international arbitration, sports law and public law. Our aim is to recruit two ...more »

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