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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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Airports consider congressman’s call to ditch TSA

ATLANTA — In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether. Federal law allows airports to ...

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Justice Breyer: High court must adapt to Facebook world

NASHVILLE — Don’t expect a Facebook friend request from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer any time soon. The 72-year-old justice said in a speech at Vanderbilt Law School on Tuesday that he was perplexed when he recently saw the film ...

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Auto purchases help retail sales, but growth still slow

WASHINGTON — A surge in auto purchases helped lift retail sales in October by the largest amount in seven months. But excluding autos, retail sales rose more modestly. October marked the fourth straight increase in retail sales after declines in ...

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October foreclosure filings down in U.S., Maryland

Foreclosure filings across the U.S. were down 4 percent last month from September’s figures, the online marketing group RealtyTrac has reported. The 332,172 foreclosure filings in October — one in every 389 housing units — are nearly the same number ...

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