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Good guy: Craig Merritt

Richmond lawyer Craig T. Merritt (right) received the George Mason Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro chapter last night. The annual award recognizes an individual for his or her contributions to Virginia journalism. Merritt, a partner at ...

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Flash mob … what a feeling

Tourists visiting Colonial Williamsburg got an unexpected treat on Tuesday. After a historical reenactment from revolutionary days, an apparent tourist at the back of the audience broke out in song. Then another tourist joined him. Then another. Before you knew ...

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What’s in a name?

Sue Yoo is a lawyer. Really – she works in L.A. This morning, the Wall Street Journal has a story on how names may determine what a person does for a living. Or not. Dr. Hart may have been predestined ...

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Live long and prosper

Want to live a longer life? You need to move to Fairfax County. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has just published a comprehensive nationwide study of longevity rates across the United States. After ...

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Dress up days

Today is June 8, so you can take it to the bank that the new law graduates of the Class of 2011 are no longer feeling the euphoria of graduation. Last month’s celebrations are a distant memory because now lawyer ...

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The Sounds of Simon

Music legend Paul Simon played DAR Constitution Hall in DC last week. Near the end of the show, after a rousing version of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” (a highlight from the stellar 1986 album “Graceland”), Simon launched ...

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Bring out your dead…

Using an investment into a cemetery as a tax shelter sounds kind of creepy. But it gets creepier: The Justice Department says the cemetery tax shelter, centering on Northern Virginia, is a sham and has filed an injunction to stop ...

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