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Justices won’t help either side in fight over plane

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused on Monday to take sides in a long-running billion-dollar dispute between two defense contractors and the government over a cancelled contract for a Navy plane. The high court unanimously threw out court decisions that ...

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Feds take aim at legalese in public documents

WASHINGTON — The federal government is rolling out a new official language of sorts: plain English. That’s right: Pursuant to regulations promulgated thereunder and commencing in accordance with a statute signed herein by President Barack Obama, the government shall be ...

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Supporter of Wikileaks suspect Manning suing government

BOSTON — An outspoken advocate for an Army private accused of funneling classified documents to Wikileaks filed suit Friday, claiming federal agents illegally seized confidential information from him at a Chicago airport. David House, a founding member of The Bradley ...

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Gov’t orders 15 lenders to reimburse homeowners

WASHINGTON — The federal government ordered 17 mortgage lenders and servicers on Wednesday to reimburse homeowners who were incorrectly foreclosed upon. The Federal Reserve, Office of Thrift Supervision and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency also told the lenders ...

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Md. environment Sec. Summers testifies at fracking hearing

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s environmental secretary is calling on the federal government to take a more active role in studying and regulating natural gas drilling. Acting Secretary Robert Summers appeared Tuesday at a hearing in Washington on a natural gas drilling ...

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