September 2014 Archives
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September 2014 Archives

BP's Lawyers Earn Bench-Slap for Not Getting to the Point

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was the author of the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, among other famous works of fiction. Twain also wrote quite a bit of nonfiction and journalism in his career. Of writing, he famously said, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead."

How the Government Mishandles Federal Employees' Discrimination Complaints

Employees have certain rights, including the right to be free from discrimination in the workplace based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.

Napa Quake Sends TV Flying, Causes Fatal Brain Injury

As Rong-Gong Lin II reports for the Los Angeles Times, California's August 2014 earthquake in Napa - which registered 6.0 on the Richter scale - has claimed its first death. A woman was struck in the head by her TV, which came flying at her during the quake, according to the 65-year-old woman's daughter. (See: "Napa earthquake death: 2 weeks later, quake claims first victim.")

The New Tiers of Children's Surgical Care

Laura Landro with the Wall Street Journal reports that the American College of Surgeons has created a three-tier classification system that should help hospitals and parents make better decisions when it comes to children's healthcare in acute cases ("Programs Aim to Standardize Surgical Care for Children").

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