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Winklevoss twins end appeal of Facebook settlement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court a ruling upholding their $65 million settlement with Facebook Inc and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, signaling the possible end of the long-running dispute. The 2008 accord was intended to resolve a feud over whether Zuckerberg stole…

GOP Rep. accuses Obama of advancing ‘slavery reparations’

A Republican congressman from Iowa has accused has accused President Obama of publishing “slavery reparations” through Congress. “Figure this out, Madame Speaker: We have a very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama, who has decided he’s going to run for president, and what does he do?” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) asked on…

NYC settles 50-bullet cop lawsuit for $7 million

NYC to pay $7M to settle lawsuit in 50-bullet police shooting in `06 that killed unarmed man. The city of New York has agreed to pay more than $7 million to settle a civil lawsuit stemming from the fatal 50-bullet police shooting of an unarmed man on his wedding day.…

Exclusive: Congressman wants Attorney General to explain $12 million settlement for $100 million energy fraud

A proposed anti-trust settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and a subsidiary of energy giant National Grid is under fire for allegedly being too lenient to the power company — and critics say it’s just another sign of a dysfunctional regulatory climate. National Grid subsidiary Keyspan Energy has been accused…

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