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Supreme Court throws out nearly $3.4 million award to child porn victim

Supreme Court throws out nearly $3.4 million award to child porn victim

The justices said in a 5-4 ruling that courts can order people convicted of child pornography to pay restitution to their victims, but only to the extent that there is a strong tie between the victim’s losses and the convicts’ actions.

Milwaukee living wage to cost taxpayers $218,000 for new government jobs

Milwaukee living wage to cost taxpayers $218,000 for new government jobs

Taxpayers are being asked to spend nearly $218,000 a year to hire three new compliance officers to oversee the county’s union-influenced living-wage law.

KURTZ: NYT says Nate Silver wrong about midterms- A sour note for Democrat Clay Aiken

KURTZ: NYT says Nate Silver wrong about midterms- A sour note for Democrat Clay Aiken

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Coal producer Duke says environmentalists’ demands would cost $10B

Coal producer Duke says environmentalists’ demands would cost $10B

Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company’s coal ash away from the state’s rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

Texas Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo on economic policy

Texas Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo on economic policy

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Ga. governor to sign ‘unprecedented’ gun rights bill

Ga. governor to sign ‘unprecedented’ gun rights bill

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New York Times to Nate Silver: You’re wrong! (About the midterms)

New York Times to Nate Silver: You’re wrong! (About the midterms)

Okay, it’s not exactly a smackdown. But make no mistake: The New York Times is declaring emphatically that it’s moved on from the Nate Silver era.

Obama reassures Japan over disputed islands ahead of visit

Obama reassures Japan over disputed islands ahead of visit

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State Department clears Egypt to receive some military aid, including helicopters

State Department clears Egypt to receive some military aid, including helicopters

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

State Dept. clears Egypt to receive some military aid

State Dept. clears Egypt to receive some military aid

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