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Patently lazy


Paralegals at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries — and even bonuses — while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television.

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The secret under Ginsburg’s collars

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Turns out Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collars reveal much more than her love of a ladylike touch. She explained recently that she has a specific collar for dissent, and another for majority. The one that wouldn’t look out of place ...

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Surprising allegations about top NRA lawyer’s past


The National Rifle Association’s top lawyer, who has been instrumental in shaping gun policy in the U.S., was once convicted of murdering a woman in Indiana, according to an investigation by Mother Jones. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-nras-top-lawyer-was-once-convicted-of-murder-2014-7  

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Lawsuit filed over nose blow


A woman who says her Chicago plastic surgeon posted before and after photos of her facial reconstruction surgery on his website without her consent, labeling them “cocaine nose,” filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Cook County circuit court.   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-lawsuit-plastic-surgeon-illegally-used-womans-photos-labeled-them-cocaine-nose-20140729-story.html

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Put down the … water


A college student who says she fled in terror when undercover officers who thought she had illegally bought beer swarmed her SUV has reached a $212,500 settlement with the state of Virginia. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/31/virginia-student-settles-lawsuit-over-her-mistaken-arrest-after-water-mistaken/

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New York State awarded $60,000 to a volunteer firefighter in a sexual harassment complaint who alleged that her lieutenant repeatedly said “badonkadonk” and slapped her rear end. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/female_firefighter_60k_badonkadonk_slap_complaint.html

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Docs: That’s not my circumcision

Gavel and Stethoscope on Gradated Background with Selective Focus.

Court documents filed Tuesday call into question allegations surrounding the amputation of a Birmingham man’s penis last month. The attorney representing the doctors sued in the case has filed for dismissal after testimonies reveal that neither performed a circumcision on the ...

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