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Court won’t lift stay on Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court on Monday refused to lift a stay blocking major parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect and said the federal government is likely to be able to prove the controversial law is unconstitutional. ...

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Feds block Md. from counting inmates

WASHINGTON — A federal roadblock has stopped Maryland short of counting all prison inmates at their pre-incarceration addresses in order to draw political boundaries. An appeal for the addresses has been made to the U.S. Department of Justice, said Andrew ...

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New ADA regulations in effect

BOSTON — Revised regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect last week, covering government entities as well as more than 7 million public and private places of public accommodation, including prisons, restaurants, dentists’ offices, hotels, stores and ...

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Complaint: Gmail hard for blind students to use

WASHINGTON — A complaint filed Tuesday with the federal government accuses New York University and Northwestern University of discriminating against blind students by adopting Google e-mail and other programs that aren’t fully compatible with technology that translates written words into ...

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Obama drops defense of anti-gay marriage law

WASHINGTON — In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama has concluded that the ...

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Court seems likely to let jilted wife appeal

WASHINGTON — Like a storyline from a tawdry soap opera, a jilted wife tried to poison her husband’s pregnant lover by spreading toxic chemicals around the woman’s house and car. But after Carol Anne Bond put some in a mailbox, ...

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Md., Calif. suspend ‘scared straight’ programs

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland and California say they have suspended youthful offender prison diversion programs featured on the television show, “Beyond Scared Straight,” after the federal government warned they could lose funding. A prison agency spokesman in South Carolina, which was ...

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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

MIAMI — Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. Authorities recovered $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year — a ...

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Comcast wins FCC approval to take over NBC

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is giving Comcast, the largest U.S. cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. The deal is still awaiting Justice Department approval, which is expected later ...

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Lawsuit over offshore drilling ban returns to court

NEW ORLEANS — An offshore drilling services company asked a federal judge Wednesday to rule that government regulators have unreasonably delayed action on deepwater drilling permit applications even after lifting a drilling moratorium imposed in the wake of the massive ...

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