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If Your Asked to Hand Your ID Over, Are You Being Detained?

You’re walking down the street. An officer approaches you, asks you how you’re doing, and casually requests to see your ID. Have you been detained? In most places, the answer is no, because you’re entitled to ignore the officer and…
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FDA Warns; Some Tattoo Ink May Cause Infection

Officials with the US Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that some tattoo ink may be unsafe. Earlier this year, California’s White and Blue Lion,…
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Is Arrest Mandatory in Domestic Violence Cases?

In eras past, police departments and prosecutors looked the other way when there was violence between spouses or significant others. But as public awareness grew, so did law and policy. Today, many states make arrest mandatory where there…
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NYPD Officers Wrestle Pregnant Mother to the Ground.

New York City police officers are under investigation after a bystander used a smartphone to capture a particularly rough arrest of a Brooklyn woman five months pregnant, reports the Christian Science Monitor. The video shows the arrest of…
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Home Depot Security Breach Leads to Fraud

Credit card numbers hacked from the home improvement retailer are being used in fraudulent transactions. (REUTERS) Data breach at home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has led to fraudulent transactions across the United States, draining…
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Google and Apple Finally Agree on Something, Not to Let Police Into Your Phone.

On Wednesday night, Apple announced that its new operating system won't allow the company to get past your password on a protected device, even if it is to help law enforcement. "On devices running iOS 8, your personal data... is placed under…
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What is VIP Syndrome, and how it may have lead to Joan Rivers death.

As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” It is an observation that holds true, apparently, even in the operating room. The treatment of Joan Rivers at a Manhattan endoscopy clinic…
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NYPD has Twitter Classes for Officers.

New York Police Department officials recognized the power of social media two years ago when a Facebook post of an officer giving a homeless man a new pair of shoes went viral. Now the department’s top brass are undergoing training unlike…
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Veterans come home with chronic pain, vulnerable to painkiller addiction.

              Our nation’s military personnel deserve the best life has to offer for sacrificing time away from their families and putting their lives on the line on a near-daily basis. Unfortunately,…
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Can I Work or Collect Unemployment While I Collect Long-Term Disability?

from Nolo.com Question: I hurt my back after working as a furniture mover for 15 years, and I can’t go back to work. I have a herniated disc with nerve root compression along with arthritis in several other discs. I can’t lift anything…
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GM Faulty Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises.

General Motors Co.  is now linking 19 deaths to faulty ignition switches in its vehicles. The higher death-toll figure was disclosed Monday by the compensation expert retained by GM, Kenneth Feinberg, who gave his first public update…
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How Technology Is Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

New Devices for Parents of Young Drivers Teenagers view the prospect of driving with anticipation and excitement. Parents, on the other hand, may have feelings of concern and perhaps even dread at the idea of their children first stepping behind…
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Oscar Pistorius is Going To Jail

PRETORIA, South Africa— Oscar Pistorius was found guilty Friday of a manslaughter charge that carries a potential penalty ranging from a fine up to 15 years in prison, capping a trial that chronicled the high life and swift fall of a disabled…
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Oscar Pistorius found Not Guilty

Oscar Pistorius did not intentionally kill his girlfriend in a 2013 shooting, a South African judge ruled, but the former Olympian could still be convicted of culpable homicide and other charges in verdict proceedings that resume Friday. Pistorius…
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Apps That Block Texting While Driving

Whether you’re the parent of a teen with a new driver’s license or you’re simply trying to resist the urge to answer text messages while driving yourself, there are many ways you can help keep everyone safe. Educate yourself on the issue…
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1 in 5 Women Experience Rape

Nearly 1 in 5 American women experience rape during their lifetime, according to an annual report from the Centers for Disease Control released Sept. 5. The report sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence using data from the…
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Brita Recalls Children’s Water Bottles

BRITA recalls 242,500 children’s hard-sided water filter bottles because the lids can break into sharp points creating an injury hazard to kids. The recalled water bottles contain four popular children’s cartoon characters, including Dora…
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The 4 Signs That You Are An Aggressive Driver

The 4 Signs That You’re an Aggressive Driver How to Tell When Your Driving Endangers Others Picture this: you’re running slightly behind on your morning commute and some sluggish driver keeps you from making the light, thereby solidifying…
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Joan River’s Doctor’s Office Under Investigation.

The clinic where Joan Rivers was undergoing a procedure prior to her hospitalization is now under investigation. The New York State Health Department told ABC News that it has opened a "full investigation" into Yorkville Endoscopy Center…
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Kraft recalls 7000 cases of cheese.

Kraft is voluntarily recalling 7,691 packages of select varieties of its American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese products, the company said in a release Friday. No illnesses linked to the recalled cheese have been reported.  The company…
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Will a DUI Affect Your Permanent Resident Status?

While there are serious consequences for anyone charged with Driving Under the Influence or DUI, the consequences for an immigrant can be more severe. That's even true for an immigrant who has U.S. permanent resident status (a green card).…