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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:55:54 GMT

    Across the Middle East this week, the extremist Islamic State group that holds a third of both Iraq and Syria destroyed ancient artifacts and kidnapped more than 200 Christians.

  • Aaron Hernandez trial delayed again due to snow

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:26:43 GMT

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been delayed again due to snow.

  • Israel says it foiled Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:09:37 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's stringent border security to help Hamas rebuild its militant infrastructure following last year's war, Israel said Monday.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:51:18 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

  • Child porn court case closed against German ex-lawmaker

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:36:53 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has closed a child porn case against a prominent former German lawmaker in exchange for a 5,000-euro ($5,600) payment.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform

    2015-02-26T17:56:01Z

    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision

    2015-02-26T18:16:01Z

    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

    2015-02-26T18:07:01Z

    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Video reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:32:37 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying.

  • Aaron Hernandez trial delayed again due to snow

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:26:43 GMT

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been delayed again due to snow.

  • Israel says it foiled Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:09:37 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's stringent border security to help Hamas rebuild its militant infrastructure following last year's war, Israel said Monday.

  • Bangladesh arrests suspect in killing of American blogger

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:48:50 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi security officials arrested a suspect Monday in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hacked to death last week as he walked with his wife in Dhaka, a government spokesman said.

  • Russia's FM: Killing of Nemtsov 'heinous,' will be probed

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:45:01 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a "heinous crime which will be fully investigated."

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  • US Army head warns of defense cutbacks in Britain

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:53:15 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Army chief of staff says cuts in British defense spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations.

  • Kerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:50:21 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.

  • Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:46:22 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.

  • Saudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in Yemen free after 3 years

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:36:33 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says that its diplomat who was abducted by alleged al-Qaida militants in Yemen has been released after nearly three years in captivity.

  • Video reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:32:37 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying.

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