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Off to the dubitante ball

Federal law prohibits making threats to injure someone else. The statute, 18 U.S.C. § 875(c), has been on the books since the 1930s, and it has been used to prosecute everything from extortion to stalking to basic promises to commit ...

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Redskins’ arguments out of bounds

Tom Tupa, one-time punter for the Washington Redskins, suffered a back injury in 2005 warming up before a preseason game at FedEx Field in Maryland. Tupa’s career was over. He filed for workers’ compensation, a claim that the Redskins and ...

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Apple Kool-Aid, made sweeter

If you’ve got an iPad or an iPhone, or both, you’ll want to check out the Wall Street Journal’s list of tips and tricks every iOwner should know. For example, you can take a screenshot by pressing two buttons together ...

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Isn’t it ironic?

The Capitol Bell Tower in Richmond sits nestled in the lower left corner of the Capitol Grounds in downtown Richmond. It has a rich history – it has been in the same location since 1824, and it has been used ...

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The write stuff

Frank L. Visco is a New York-based copywriter who hit gold in 1986 with a piece in Writer’s Digest. Entitled “How to Write Good,” the article provides 23 pointers on … good writing. It continues to circulate across the Internet. ...

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Beer pong burglars

A Northern Virginia woman watching the Arlington house for vacationing friends thought something was amiss. She went into the home and found a scene straight out of a fraternity house. Beer bottles here. Beer cans there. Dried sticky beer all ...

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Unfortunate headlines

We’ve celebrated Headlines of the Day on this site, the hedders that are clever or capture a story so well. Anyone who has written the sterling headlines will have a number of clinkers in his or her clip file as ...

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