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Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauds Obama drilling decision

ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says President Barack Obama made the right decision in not pursuing offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or along the East Coast. The foundation says an oil spill could devastate the Chesapeake ...

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US lawyers look at criminal law in WikiLeaks probe

WASHINGTON — A senior defense official says lawyers from across government agencies are studying whether it might be possible to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. The official says lawyers from the departments of Justice, State and ...

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Feds seize Web domains in Cyber Monday crackdown

DENVER — Federal authorities have seized 82 Web domain names, including seven based in Colorado, as part of a nationwide crackdown on sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the crackdown on Monday as Internet retailers ...

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US recovers record $3 billion in civil fraud cases

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has collected a record $3 billion in the last year in pursuing cases of health care fraud and other false claims against the government. Assistant Attorney General Tony West says health care fraud, an enforcement ...

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