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Liberace lover to spend 8 to 20 years in prison

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former lover of Liberace who was the subject of an HBO film on the pianist’s life has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in a Nevada prison for failing another court-ordered drug test while on probation for burglary and identity theft convictions....

Feds to limit use of shackles at immigration court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities will limit the use of shackles on immigrants who appear before immigration judges under a settlement of a class-action lawsuit approved Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will avoid shackling immigrants at the San...

Argentina peso suffers steepest drop since 2002

AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The peso is suffering its fastest fall since Argentina’s 2002 economic collapse as dwindling reserves keep the Central Bank from trying to prop up the currency by intervening in the foreign exchange market. The...

Teen who stole Fieri’s Lamborghini gets life term

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A 19-year-old Northern California man convicted of a series of crimes, including attempted murder and the theft of a celebrity chef’s Lamborghini, has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 21 years and four months. Max Wade was sentenced...

Opportunity still roving on Mars after a decade

This artist rendering released by NASA shows the NASA rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars. Opportunity landed on the red planet on Jan. 24, 2004 and is still exploring. Its twin Spirit stopped communicating in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA) This artist rendering released by NASA...

US Sen. Manchin: Tear down chemical spill facility

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin wants the West Virginia facility that caused a chemical spill torn to the ground. The Democratic senator said in a Thursday news release that Freedom Industries’ Charleston site should be destroyed and cleaned. On Jan....

Violence is not a consequence of mental illness

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When the going gets tough, D.C. stays home

We are embarrassed and enraged that Fairfax County again has closed its public schools. Does another place in the United States, or any cold-weather nation, deprive its students of school because of the weather? What is the economic cost of thousands of parents being forced to...

Rep. Moran will be a tough act to follow

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A view of our (non-existent) privacy future

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