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How Wall Street Defanged Dodd-Frank

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.
The Nation
added May 8, 2013 14:19
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In D.C. Circuit, Lobbyists Fight Obama Lobbying Ban

lawyers for a half-dozen lobbyists contend the Obama administration's prohibition on federal lobbyists from sitting on agency boards and commissions has "punished" their clients.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added May 7, 2013 18:27
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Air Pollution's Role in Heart Disease

Air pollution has been linked to cardiovascular disease, and now researchers may be closer to understanding why: it increases atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, a known risk for heart attack and stroke.
New York Times Blogs
added May 7, 2013 14:49
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Lawyers plot gambling addiction suits as casinos go online

States and casinos racing to legalize online gaming may find some unwelcome visitors on their websites: product liability lawyers. ... Harshbarger, a former Massachusetts attorney general who led states' efforts against Big Tobacco, said he could not att
Reuters
added May 2, 2013 17:21
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Lawyers plot gambling addiction suits as casinos go online

States and casinos racing to legalize online gaming may find some unwelcome visitors on their websites: product liability lawyers. ... Harshbarger, a former Massachusetts attorney general who led states' efforts against Big Tobacco, said he could not att
Reuters
added May 2, 2013 17:21
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[New York, Washington] AUDIO: The Brian Lehrer Show: Legal Weed: Who Smokes?

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington state, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know, kicks off a May series on marijuana with a look a
WNYC Radio
added May 2, 2013 11:54
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[Washington] Woman claims she was fired for inhaling second-hand pot smoke

Hale said she doesn't smoke marijuana or use it in another form. The only one who smokes pot is her husband ... "I was fired for testing positive for marijuana even though mine was from second hand smoke," Hale said.
KBOI-TV 2News (Boise, ID)
added Apr 30, 2013 13:14
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[UK] Drinks industry 'behaving like tobacco sector' says alcohol study author

The author of a report that accused the alcohol industry of distorting evidence over minimum pricing said it was now harder for governments to make evidence-based policy where industry is involved. Dr Jim McCambridge told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morni
BBC Online
added Apr 26, 2013 06:22
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Colorado court rules smoking pot off the job can still get you fired

Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that employees can still be fired for testing positive for the drug -- even if they never show up to work impaired. A divided panel of judges decided that because marijuana use is illegal under federal law, employ
NBC News
added Apr 26, 2013 05:19
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Iowa State Senator Says You've Been 'Bamboozled' Into Accepting Homosexuality - Johnston, IA Patch

"Health risks" from homosexuality are equivalent to those of second-hand smoke, said Sen. Dennis Guth, R-Klemme. Critics blasted the comments as "offensive," "disgusting" and "ignorant."
Patch.org
added Apr 18, 2013 11:05
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