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Tennessee congressman stands by remarks comparing Republicans to Nazis

January 20th, 2011 1:26 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) A Tennessee Democrat is defending his comparison of Republican health care arguments to Nazi propaganda.Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis made the remarks earlier this week as House lawmaker debated repealing the new health care law. Cohen, who

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Life tenure for federal judges raises issues of senility, dementia

January 20th, 2011 9:57 am by Joseph Goldstein, ProPublica

Judge Richard Owen of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan gathered a group of lawyers in his courtroom in 2007 to discuss the possible leak of sealed documents in a business case. As the hearing got under way, Owen, then 84, asked for someone to explain

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Oak Ridge man accused of selling walrus tusk, other wildlife parts

January 20th, 2011 4:33 am by Staff Report

ANCHORAGE, Alaska An Oak Ridge man was among three people named in separate indictments today for violations of federal wildlife protections.George D. Jia, 43, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage with illegally selling a raw walrus tusk, il

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