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United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

...challenge different countries' laws and regulations in private tribunals on the grounds they inhibit trade, undermining local laws on public health and the environment. But in a statement Monday, the trade ministers in Atlanta said the TPP has safeguards...
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With Hindu party leading India, beef grows political

...supporters see some opponents as deliberately provoking Hindus. Some "beef parties" - when beef is eaten in defiance of local laws - are clearly intended to invite a backlash and score political points against the BJP.Such actions "have pushed a...
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Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases Federal Firearms Licensees during gun purchases.To date, the systems have been available to federal, state and local law enforcement but not to all tribes.The new TAP program will support and train tribes as they connect with the system...
Officials probing deadly circus tent collapse

...officials, including the police or fire departments. Rideout said the town will discuss whether changes are needed to local law."The question is, even if we held an inspection, I'm not sure we would have someone that would be qualified to...
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Teen boy accused of killing 8-year-old girl

...state of shock," said Scudder, who described the suspect as admired, well-liked and well-rounded.Federal and local law enforcement searched the area surrounding the complex Sunday night and throughout Monday before finding the girl's body...
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Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...important part to bankers, however, is later in the memo when Cole declares, "neither the guidance herein nor any state or local law provides a legal defense to a violation of federal law, including any civil or criminal violation of the (Controlled...
Arrested prison guard denies knowing of inmates' escape plot

...people take into consideration he also gave 28 years of his life to that prison."About 1,100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers took part in Thursday's search, which focused on a 75-square-mile area dominated by heavy...
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FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...the FDA has ever done for the healthfulness of the food supply."Also contributing to the decline over the years are local laws that restrict them in restaurants, such as those in New York City and California. Large retailers like Wal-Mart have...
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Protester leaves Shell ship; one remains of others while trespassing on private property. We appreciate the professionalism of the U.S. Coast Guard and local law enforcement in de-escalating this incident - especially on a holiday weekend when it's probable their resources are...
Secret recording captures conversation with deputy

...I've done some s--- for him at the Sheriff's Office for some of his clients."Brewster, who has a prominent local law practice, said he has never asked Bates or anyone in the sheriff's department to do favors for him. He said it's...
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