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Prof. Gerald Bradley quoted in USA Today

Column: Our forefathers got it right — no religious test USA Today Professor Gerald Bradley of Notre Dame Law School flatly declares that “no federal official has ever been subjected...

High-Tech Border Checks Blow Spies’ Cover

In “the old days,” as one put it — that would be before 9/11 — deep-cover CIA operatives could use and discard false passports like hand wipes.Now the increasing deployment...

American Universities Infected by Foreign Spies

Efforts by foreign countries to penetrate universities have increased in the past five years. The FBI and academia are working together to combat the threat. Placing academics at U.S. research...

Gulf Seafood Deformities Alarm Scientists

Along with collapsing fisheries, signs of malignant impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp....

Lenders Again Dealing Credit to Risky Clients

Consumer advocates and lawyers worry that the financial institutions are again preying on the most vulnerable and least financially sophisticated borrowers.Some former banking regulators said they worried that this kind...

Spears' Fiance to take Legal Control

Under the arrangement, Trawick, 40, will have legal control over Spears – including decisions concerning her health, clothing and food.Jamie Spears will continue to oversee his daughter’s multimillion-dollar fortune. He...

New York Yoga Studios Face Sales Tax

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance decided that yoga studios fall into a category of businesses — specifically weight control or health salons — that must pay the...

Sen. Durbin Targets Private Student Loan Defaults

A top Senate Democrat took aim at the private student-loan industry Tuesday, calling for new rules that would allow educational debts to be wiped away during bankruptcy. “It is clear...

6th Circuit: Tobacco health labels constitutional

A U.S. law requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising does not violate the free speech rights of tobacco companies, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday....