Former Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Nikolai Tanayev on Tuesday denied corruption allegations that were made during the March uprisings that ousted him and former President Askar Akayev from office . Tanayev has been accused of using government money improperly, including buying expensive cars for government officials and funding Akayev's presidential library. An arrest warrant was issued [...]

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday filed fraud charges against two former Kmart executives for misleading investors about Kmart's financial future before the company filed for bankruptcy in January 2002. Former Chief Executive Officer Charles C. Conaway and former Chief Financial Officer John T. McDonald allegedly disclosed "materially false and misleading" information about the [...]

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Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin has signed legislation banning verbal panhandling in popular downtown tourist destinations, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site . The ordinance bans "commercial solicitation" and all verbal requests for money or other valuables in a public place "under circumstances where a reasonable person would understand that the purchase is [...]

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Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo used her majority in Congress Tuesday to frustrate opposition attempts to impeach her. The opposition is attempting to consolidate three separate impeachment complaints to one strong case, while the majority has pushed to eliminate all but one weak charge. The complaints center on the rigging of last year's presidential election, [...]

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Suicide and Homicide in State Prison and Local Jails, US Department of Justice, August 22, 2005 . Excerpt: Over the past two decades, State prison and local jail inmate mortality rates have displayed some dynamic changes. Suicide was the leading cause of death among jail inmates in 1983 (129 per 100,000 inmates); by 1993 that [...]

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