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2008-09-16 12:00:40

By KELLEY BOUCHARD Two years ago, Biddeford Middle School was in a bad spot. For three years in a row, the school had failed to improve as expected under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

2008-09-15 03:00:16

By Lauren McSherry San Bernardino County has appealed its medical marijuana lawsuit to the California Supreme Court, but it remains unclear whether the court will agree to hear the case.

2008-08-27 21:00:40

By Wendy Leung If state Attorney General Jerry Brown's medical-marijuana recommendations released this week were meant to clarify a muddied issue caused by conflicting state and federal law, not all local officials saw the light.

2008-08-27 03:00:56

By Wendy Leung If state Attorney General Jerry Brown's medical-marijuana recommendations released this week were meant to clarify a muddied issue caused by conflicting state and federal law, not all local officials saw the light.

2008-08-26 03:00:40

By Report Plaintiffs who alleged they were wrongfully removed from a flight because they were of Iraqi descent can sue the airline, a U.S. District Court in Michigan has ruled.

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By Sam Galski, Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa. Aug. 4--Few Hazleton Area students have taken advantage of a federal law that allows them to transfer out of schools that consistently do not meet proficiency benchmarks established for state reading and math tests, district officials said.

2008-07-31 18:00:38

By Tom Mooney, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jul. 31--The state courts plan to keep doing business with two cleaning companies that the Carcieri administration fired last week after 31 of their custodians were arrested as suspected illegal immigrants. And Attorney General Patrick C.

2008-07-18 06:00:49

By James Romoser, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 18--State legislators voted today to prevent the purchase of guns by people who have been deemed dangerously mentally ill. The bill, which passed unanimously, is a response to the Virginia Tech shootings of April 2007.

2006-07-20 17:43:54

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania town may have overstepped its authority in passing a tough law designed to curb illegal immigration, a Congressional agency said in a report made public on Thursday.

2006-04-26 13:25:49

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of "ganja guru" Ed Rosenthal and ordered a new trial, saying a juror had tainted the case by seeking the advice of a lawyer before the verdict.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.