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News briefs – Legal edition

Vote on Perez imminentThe U.S. Senate is expected to hold a confirmation vote Tuesday on Thomas E. Perez, former head of Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, for assistant attorney general handling civil rights with the U.S. Department of ...

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Perez finally going to Washington

The U.S. Senate confirmed Thomas E. Perez for the top civil rights position within the Department of Justice Tuesday, a move that could help the Obama administration

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Camera shy? Let Web help

Last week, speed cameras went into use in Baltimore City and Montgomery County. These locations joined a growing list of jurisdictions across the country that are using speed and red-light cameras to control what happens on the roadway when police officers cannot be around.

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Developers rethinking retirement housing

Changing economic times have more architects and developers rethinking designs for retirement housing. Out: isolated, gated senior living communities. In: cities and suburban town centers.

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Week in review – Legal edition

Supremacist denies guilt A jail-hardened white supremacist and two teenagers pleaded not guilty Sept. 19 in what authorities described as the racially motivated beating of an elderly black fisherman. Attorneys entered the pleas on behalf of Calvin E. Lockner, 28, ...

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Microsoft's house party plan is a laugh, but on who?

You almost have to feel bad for Microsoft. The software maker isn't known for hip marketing tactics, and now that a Windows 7 video has hit it big online, people are laughing at the company, not with it.

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Coventry acquires Kansas company

Coventry Health Care Inc., of Bethesda, a managed health care company, said it will acquire Wichita, Kan.-based Preferred Health Systems Inc.

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