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It Paid Doctors Kickbacks. Now, Novartis Will Pay a $678 Million Settlement.

Posted on July 2, 2020
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The pharmaceutical company spent more than $100 million on lavish meals, fishing junkets, golf outings, sporting events and speaker fees to influence doctors to prescribe its drugs, federal prosecutors said.

A Massachusetts City Decides to Recognize Polyamorous Relationships

Posted on July 2, 2020
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The city of Somerville has broadened the definition of domestic partnership to include relationships between three or more adults, expanding access to health care.

U.S. Watchdog’s Report Faults Boeing’s Disclosures on 737 Max Software

Posted on July 2, 2020
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Boeing has completed a series of test flights, but a return to the skies will depend on more safety milestones.

Trump Attacks a Suburban Housing Program. Critics See a Play for White Votes.

Posted on July 2, 2020
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Proponents of the policy saw the move as an attempt to shore up the president’s sagging support among white suburban voters by stoking racial division.

Private and Religious School Backers See Broad Victory in Supreme Court Decision

Posted on July 2, 2020
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The court drew its decision narrowly when ruling against a Montana tax break that excluded religious schools. But denominational school advocates will push a broad application..

HUD Rule Would Cut Protections for Homeless Transgender People

Posted on July 1, 2020
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Homeless shelters would have the right to turn away transgender people from single-sex facilities that correspond to their gender identity.

HUD Rule Would Dismantle Protections for Homeless Transgender People

Posted on July 1, 2020
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Homeless shelters would have the right to turn away transgender people from single-sex facilities that correspond to their gender identity.

Slotkin, Former Intelligence Briefer, Presses White House on Russia Reports

Posted on July 1, 2020
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The first-term congresswoman’s experience as an intelligence official told her there was something very unusual in the way the White House handled disturbing reports on Russia.

PG&E, Troubled California Utility, Emerges From Bankruptcy

Posted on July 1, 2020
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The company, which has a new board and chief executive, said it had put $5.4 billion and its stock in a trust for victims of wildfires started by its equipment.

In Wisconsin, Every Ruling on Voting Counts

Posted on July 1, 2020
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Two critical court decisions gave both parties hope in a state where election margins are often razor thin.

 

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