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  • 80,000 vets with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades

    As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received Other Than Honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge.
  • Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race

    Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race
    As Ald. Robert Fioretti embarks on a campaign to convince voters he’d be better at running the city than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he’s facing questions about why he and his law firms have been sued for not paying bills. Since 1999, Fioretti and...

    Ireland shakes up fund rules in bid to improve management

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire two Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of the global fund industry's biggest hubs. Thousands of funds worth an estimated 1....

    Joe Biden, rebuked by Jewish group, apologizes, then refers to 'Orient'

    Vice President Joe Biden, a boisterous political figure who has often needed to walk back comments, apologized Wednesday for using the term "Shylocks" in a recent speech.  Speaking at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, ...

    Virtual Court: Video Game Could Help Litigants Who Don't Have A Lawyer

    In the online world, would-be pilots pretend to land airplanes, medical residents replicate surgeries, and future investors manage fantasy portfolios in a virtual stock exchange in video games designed to simulate actual situations. Now, legal aid...