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2006-02-28 15:21:47

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with anti-abortion groups in a 20-year-old lawsuit by ruling on Tuesday that federal law did not cover the physical violence by protesters cited in the shutdown of health clinics.

2006-02-28 12:55:00

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with anti-abortion groups in a 20-year-old lawsuit by ruling on Tuesday that federal law did not cover the physical violence by protesters cited in the shutdown of health clinics.

2006-01-17 16:16:30

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration overstepped its authority when it barred doctors from helping terminally ill patients die in the only state that allows physician-assisted suicide, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

2006-01-17 11:05:00

The Bush administration cannot stop doctors from helping terminally ill patients end their lives under the nation's only physician-assisted suicide law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

2005-10-05 12:09:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court seemed closely split on Wednesday on whether the Bush administration can stop doctors from helping terminally ill patients take their own lives under the nation's only physician-assisted suicide law.

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2005-05-06 07:36:35

Hungry sea lions feasting on chinook salmon at Bonneville Dam were chased off Thursday by harmless underwater firecrackers and noisemaking guns that biologists hope will keep them away for good.

2004-11-26 06:00:07

Angel Raich, a 39-year-old mother of two, smokes marijuana eight times a day in her Oakland home.She does it to relieve pain from a brain tumor and more than a dozen other maladies.


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swell-mobsman
  • 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.