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Maryland Teen Found Guilty of Raping Classmate in High School Hallway

Jocori Scarborough, 18, was found guilty of second-degree rape, false imprisonment, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and disturbing or threatening a student.  

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Video Showing 7-Eleven Employees Refusing to Sell Chips to a Black Child Until a White Woman Steps in Goes Viral

Updated Wed., Nov. 22, 3:20 p.m. EDT: 7-Eleven issued a statement alleging that the father in the video was previously (not during this incident) caught on tape stealing: “Unfortunately, that video neglects to tell the whole story and appears to be intended to create unrest and misdirect anger. We have video that has been turned over to local law enforcement of the individual who was not served  and who was stealing from the store several times, causing disruption in the store and intimidating other customers. Neither race or racism was a factor in what happened in that video. The franchisee for this store, herself, is Black/African-American, and during the incident on tape another African-American customer was served. We explained this to the Caucasian lady who purchased the chips.  She was sorry that she was outspoken against the employees and was sympathetic to

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Autopsy: Michael Brown Sustained Close-Range Wound to Hand

Graham, though, explained to the paper, “Sometimes when it’s really close, such as within an inch or so, there is no stipple, just smoke.” 

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Houston law firms expand out of state to follow the oil



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A loss for Dream Chaser: NASA can move ahead with rival Boeing, SpaceX space taxis, court rules



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Judge says S.F.’s tenant eviction relocation fees are unconstitutional



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How Entertainment Companies Are Fighting Lawsuits Over Disclosures of Who’s Watching

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It’s no secret that privacy is a scorching hot issue in the tech world, but without much of a legal regime to govern how companies keep and disseminate user records, some class action lawyers have turned to the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 to go after entertainment companies that knowingly disclose “personally identifiable information” regarding their consumers. The law, enacted after Supreme Court justice nominee Robert Bork‘s rental history was leaked to a newspaper, has its shortcomings for plaintiffs, but will nevertheless be an important guiding post as companies like HBO, CBS and ESPN launch online subscription services.

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Airbag Defect, Deaths Lead to Recall Involving 4.7M Cars

An airbag defect that’s blamed for at least four deaths has led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall notice for more than 4.7 million vehicles.

The NHTSA is warning drivers of cars subject to the recall to bring them to dealerships immediately. The latest recall brings the total number of cars recalled because of the airbag issue to 12 million worldwide, reports The Washington Post.

What’s the defect in these airbags, and which vehicles are subject to this latest recall?

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Trinity, Highway Guardrail Manufacturer, Hit With $525M Verdict

Earlier this month, we blogged about a lawsuit against Trinity Industries, which makes highway guardrails. The suit alleged that Trinity failed to report a change in the design of its guardrails to the government. This design change, the government said, led to the death of five people and the injuries of even more.

Yesterday, a federal jury in Texas returned its verdict against Trinity: $175 million, which will be tripled under a federal statute to $525 million.

What could have led to such a big verdict?

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Can Flex Time Pay Off? 3 Things Employers Should Know

Today is National Flex Day, an occasion to celebrate the benefits and importance of flexible work arrangements: telecommuting, flex time (no more 9-to-5), and compressed work weeks (longer shifts, fewer days). Flex time is great for employees seeking work-life balance, especially those with dependent family members (children and the elderly) whom they have to care for.

It’s also surprisingly important for employers. Here are three reasons why:

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