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Show-and-telephone game

Sexy cell-phone photos may get into the wrong hands, as illustrated by the latest cautionary tale to come through federal court. A woman who sued Culpeper police for their unauthorized game of show-and-telephone of her nude pictures on a cell ...

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Virginia gets $12 million from drug settlement

Virginia health care plans will recover nearly $12 million under the nation’s largest ever health care settlement announced today, reports the state’s attorney general. Bill Mims said Virginia’s total federal and state Medicaid recovery under the government’s agreement with pharmaceutical ...

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‘Silence is commanded…’

When a disgruntled defendant insisted on offering his views of the legal process and his own lawyer’s competence during a preliminary hearing last week, Canton (Ohio) Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden found a handy solution.  He ordered the defendant’s mouth ...

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