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In Georgia, most can carry guns almost anywhere

In Georgia, most can carry guns almost anywhere

Criticized by one group as the “guns everywhere” bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law…

Supremes nix big bucks award for child porn victim

Supremes nix big bucks award for child porn victim

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a…

IRS rewards 1,000 employees who owe back taxes

IRS rewards 1,000 employees who owe back taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator…

Report on CIA torture overshadows Gitmo trials

Report on CIA torture overshadows Gitmo trials

The Senate’s forthcoming report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo…

Supremes OK Michigan’s affirmative action ban

Supremes OK Michigan’s affirmative action ban

A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also…

Justices appear skeptical in Internet streaming case

Justices appear skeptical in Internet streaming case

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use…

Another blow against Arizona’s immigration law

Another blow against Arizona’s immigration law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her…

Justice broadens criteria for clemency

Justice broadens criteria for clemency

The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney…

Sorry for your loss. Now, pay off your student loan

Sorry for your loss. Now, pay off your student loan

Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. The Consumer…

Rick Perry under investigation for abuse of power

Rick Perry under investigation for abuse of power

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote…