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Attorney General Speaks about Need for Public Defenders

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at a meeting for North Carolina Advocates for Justice meeting this past weekend and highlighted the need for legal representation for those who cannot afford it. In his address, Holder called the legal system “overburdened” as public defenders have too large a caseload without adequate …

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Virtual Reality Medical Technology Soon Available for Troops

Cutting-edge virtual reality medical technology will soon be available for patients at the new National Intrepid Center of Excellence, which will hold its ribbon cutting ceremony June 24, according to the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. Developed by video and voice communication solutions companies …

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Government, Big Corps Team Up to Squash Cyber Crime

In an effort to better fight online fraud, the private sector and the government have released a new online-fraud alert service designed to facilitate information sharing concerning compromised accounts. Microsoft, eBay and PayPal have teamed up with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance to launch a program that will help …

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Study Shows Few Americans Use Electronic Health Records

Despite a push toward adopting and using health IT, less than 10 percent of American adults now use electronic medical records or turn to email to contact their doctor, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll. The survey revealed nearly 50 percent of respondents were uncertain whether their physicians offered …

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Operation Stolen Dreams Cracks Down on Mortgage Fraud

FBI’s “Operation Stolen Dreams” has recovered more than $147 million stolen from mortgage fraudsters throughout the country since its start date March 1. The sweep was a coordinated Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force effort to investigate and prosecute those allegedly involved in financial crimes for mortgage fraud. Director Robert Mueller, …

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Bernanke Pleased with Provisions in Financial Legislation

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was pleased with the progress Congress made in drawing up the financial-regulatory overhaul legislation. The U.S. House and Senate came close to an agreement on the proposal to supervise the big financial firms at the Squam Lake financial conference. Senate lawmakers moved close to accepting …

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