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As noted on numerous prior occasions in this space, it pays to proofread – a bit of advice worth taking, whether you work at a law firm or at a public relations firm that does work for a law firm. ...

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Dare to be stupid

Piers Morgan, the British-born host of the CNN program “Piers Morgan Tonight,” got into a verbal dust-up Dec. 19 with a guest on his show, Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. Morgan ostensibly asked Pratt on the ...

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Headline of the Day

In Sandusky, Ohio, a man was minding his own business, watching football in his garage when a drunken neighbor pulled into his driveway. A fight started; the neighbor bit off the eyebrow of the first guy and later was charged ...

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2012 a retrospective (access required)

If you wanted to pick a theme song for 2012, “The Waiting” by Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers might be at the top of the list. It seems like every time you turned around this year, we all found ourselves ...

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The top news you found in your morning email (access required)

Our Daily Alert email service provides links to the news we report on our website and in our three blogs, as well as items from other news operations throughout Virginia. You clicked on the stories and we listened. Here are ...

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Death by document?

A Missouri lawyer is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of her father. She allegedly used an unusual weapon: a forged document. The Kansas City Star reports that Susan Van Note is accused of attacking her father and his ...

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Forms over substance: Agency can’t retract payments by claiming paperwork errors (access required)

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services has been rebuffed in two different cases in its efforts to get back money it paid for services rendered through Medicaid. In cases from Fairfax and Norfolk, DMAS sought to retract payments of ...

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