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Va. lawmaker resigns after teen sex charges

A Virginia state lawmaker who is working as a legislator and lawyer by day and returning to a jail cell at night said Thursday he is resigning but plans to run in a special election for his seat.

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Court rules obesity can be a disability

Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences.

OPM says 48K feds' data exposed

OPM is notifying 48,439 federal employees that their information may have been exposed by hackers.

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