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  • France has banned its Frenchness

    The reams of news stories on the new French ban on smoking in cafes, restaurants and night spots have invariably focused on the aura of glamour those little death sticks once conveyed. In newspapers around the globe, nostalgic descriptions of the likes of Coco Chanel or Albert Camus taking a luxurious drag on a cigarette have been, um, de rigueur.
  • Fighting an unethical debt collector

    Fighting an unethical debt collector
    Dear Liz: I think I'm being pursued illegally for a debt I don't owe. I visited a hospital in June 2007. It took my health insurer about six months to process the claim. Shortly after I received my benefits statement from the insurer, I received a call...

    Ruling allows transgender woman to sue for job discrimination

    A former soldier and police officer who transitioned from male to female has been allowed to proceed with a job discrimination complaint against the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    FBI will probe police shooting of unarmed college student

    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. The FBI announced Friday that it will open a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed college student by Pasadena police. FBI spokeswoman Laura...

    'Common Law' review: USA brings bromance to a police drama

    “Common Law,” which premieres Sunday, is nowhere near as smart as “White Collar” or as strangely touching as “Necessary Roughness” and seems content to hit well-worn marks, though more than occasionally with welcome...