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Court to weigh lawyers’ rights to driving records (access required)

The Supreme Court has stepped into a dispute over whether lawyers can obtain personal information from driver license records to recruit clients for lawsuits, despite a federal privacy law intended to shield motor vehicle records.

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Debt collectors settle with licensing board (access required)

Two debt-collection companies will pay a total of $1 million to Maryland to settle claims they violated federal and state laws requiring licensure and prohibiting the submission of false or misleading claims or affidavits in court. LVNV Funding LLC and ...

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Unemployment rates fall in 29 states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell last month in most U.S. states, including in some hit hardest during the recession. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates declined in 29 states and rose in 8. Rates were unchanged in 13 ...

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Screening, better diagnosis cited for rise in autism cases

ATLANTA — Autism cases are on the rise again, largely due to wider screening and better diagnosis, federal health officials said Thursday. The rate of U.S. cases rose to about 1 in 88 children. The previous estimate was 1 in ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Newt’s defense turns the tables (access required)

Thus began one of the most spectacular recent examples of ducking the question in the history of American politics. And one of the most effective, given the audience’s boisterous applause. The result may have surprised even Gingrich, who rode the ...

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Supreme Court to look at state immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of those requires ...

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