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Stolen valor: Fake military ‘heroes’ fighting for their right to lie

WHAT: Since Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act in 2006, the Justice…

Note to guys: Take the load off your back!

Message for men: If your go-to cargo carrier (gym bag, laptop case,…

Money machine: Florida Internet cafes a front for easy gambling

WHAT: “Internet sweepstakes cafes” in Florida strip malls let customers buying Internet…

Audited: New York State spending plagued by waste and bewildering inefficiency

WHAT: A series of audits ordered by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as…

Blasted: Coast Guard castigates Transocean’s Gulf oil spill failures

WHAT: A new Coast Guard report blasted Transocean for the major role…

SF no-bid garbage pickup deal must go

No-bid government contracts generally make for dirty public policy, and this includes…

Suckered: IRS gave cheaters $500 million in first-time homebuyer credits

WHAT: The Internal Revenue Service paid $326 million in tax credits to…

Tainted scoops: British tabloid admits it phone-hacked celebrities

WHAT: After denying complicity for years, News of the World finally admitted…

Amok: Afghan mob kills at least 12 UN workers to protest Koran burning

WHAT: Stirred up by coordinated sermons at mosques throughout Mazar-e Sharif, northern…

Politicking: Barbour used state jet to promo GOP presidential run in Washington

WHAT: Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour billed taxpayers $7,020 to fly six people…

Lotto larceny: Store owner allegedly tries to steal customer’s jackpot

WHAT: Kecia Parker brought her winning $88,000 North Carolina lottery ticket into…

Quick spending: California localities rush to use redevelopment cash

WHAT: Across California, local governments are hurriedly transferring their redevelopment agency assets…

Border Patrol ordered to shoot beanbags before escalating to bullets

WHAT: The Border Patrol faces increasing criticism for its alleged policy of…

Bad medicine: 12 women die from tainted injections at India hospital

WHAT: Intravenous glucose fluid contaminated with bacteria and fungus is blamed for…

Fatal delay: Man waits for ambulance after crashing in hospital parking lot

WHAT: A man was unconscious after crashing his car in the parking…

Time to end The City’s annual ‘add-back’ charade

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ traditional “add-backs” are a particularly embarrassing…

Chump change: Commission wastes six months on investigating alleged theft of $2.50

WHO: New York City Waterfront Commission WHAT: Following a suspect who allegedly…

Rampant abuse: UN urges Mexico to probe kidnapping of 40 Central Americans

WHAT: U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay is pressing Mexico to investigate accused…

Articles illustrate why city suffers budget woes

Four stories in the Jan. 14 Examiner give great insight into why…

Do not feed: Houston forbids good Samaritans from feeding homeless

WHAT: Bobby and Amanda Herring peacefully fed homeless people in downtown Houston…