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Davis Wright Tremaine names new leader



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The Truland millions: Lawyers probe what’s fair game, off the table



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Father and son businessmen plead guilty to felony tax charge



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Amanda Seales Takes a Hilarious Look at Love and Speaks on Black Women in Comedy

AS: The show is Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Stand comedy club in New York City on Third Avenue between 20th and 19th streets. Call your girls, come on out. You can get your tickets at itscomplicatedshow.com. Most importantly, we have to support each other’s work. Especially in the black community, we’re always like, “There’s nothing for us, I’m not seeing anything for us,” but we don’t support the stuff wh en it comes out. I do a monthly comedy show with Marc Lamont Hill, every last Sunday of the month at The Stand, at 8 p.m. It’s supposed to be a show where you can come and see funny, smart, black comics.  However, so often, our front row is filled with white people. They got there on time because they want to see what these black folks are doing. We have to show people

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Street Harassment Is a Problem—No Doubt—but Here’s Why That Video Didn’t Help the Debate

Acknowledging this, the video campaign’s creator, Rob Bliss, responded in a post that “we got a fair amount of white guys, but for whatever reason, a lot of what they said was in passing, or off camera,” or was ruined by a siren or other noise, according to Slate. The final product, he writes, “is not a perfect representation of everything that happened.”

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Yes, the Harassment Video Has Its Problems—but Mostly, It Shows How Indefensible Street Harassment Is

By now you’ve seen the street harassment video directed and produced by Rob Bliss and starring Shoshana B. Roberts for the nonprofit organization Hollaback! that’s all over the Internet. The two-minute video is cut from 10 hours of footage of Roberts walking through New York City. Throughout her walk, she’s harassed by more than 100 men, with comments ranging from “Hello!” and “How you doing?” to “You don’t want to talk to me?” “Smile!” and “Damn!” Perhaps the most chilling moment is when a man aggressively stalks silently beside Roberts for five minutes after she does not respond to his initial comments.

No woman—no matter what she is wearing—deserves to be harassed in this way.

The video makes a very important point about street harassment. But its politics are problematic. By choosing a white woman as a stand-in for all women and portraying

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Former WWE Wrestler Claims Bloody Match Gave Him Hepatitis

A former professional wrestler has filed a class action lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment claiming that he contracted Hepatitis C during one of the bloody wrestling matches he took part in.

Billy Jack Haynes wrestled for the WWE (then known as the WWF) from 1986 to 1988. In addition to his Hepatitis C claim, Haynes’ lawsuit also claims that the organization failed to warn wrestlers about the long-term health risks associated with concussions and encouraged wrestlers to use steroids and cocaine, reports TMZ.

What sort of health problems does Haynes’ suit claim wrestlers may suffer, even long after their wrestling days are done?

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Ex-UT Football Player With Alzheimer’s Sues NCAA Over Brain Injuries

A former University of Texas football player who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the NCAA.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in a Texas federal court, former UT player Julius Whittier, now 64, claims the NCAA failed to protect student athletes from suffering long-term damage related to head injuries. Whittier is seeking at least $5 million in damages in the lawsuit, which was filed on his behalf by his sister Mildred Whittier. CBSSports.com reports the suit “could max out at $50 million in damages.”

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Don’t Be Haunted by a Halloween DUI: 4 Sobering Tips

You may be too old to worry about overdoing it on Halloween candy, but Halloween may have an ever scarier trick in store for adults: an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, the large number of Halloween parties and other festivities offer plenty of opportunities for celebrants to get themselves into downright spooky legal predicaments. And with potential criminal penalties for DUI arrests including jail time, costly fines, and a driver’s license suspension, avoiding a DUI is certainly in your best interest.

How can you do yourself (and everyone else) a favor and avoid a Halloween DUI? Here are a few suggestions:

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Midterm Elections 2014: This Is Where We Break It Down for You

A solid five of those 10 toss-ups are in mostly Southern states where black voters potentially hold the key to deciding the election. In Arkansas, Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is faced with certain political death from a surging Republican Rep. Tom Cotton. In Georgia, political-family heir Michelle Nunn, a Democrat, could be on the cusp of making the Peach State a little bluer if she’s successful against David Perdue, a Republican. In Kentucky, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell just loaned his campaign $2 million because of a spirited challenge from Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan-Grimes. In Louisiana, where it’s certain to end up in a runoff, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s dynastic name may not be enough to fend off Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. In North Carolina, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan

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