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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Anthony Weiner's Latest Sexting Scandal and Politics of the Public Apology

    Anthony Weiner's Latest Sexting Scandal and Politics of the Public Apology
    When Anthony Weiner continued to flaunt his dong across the Internet after a sexting scandal cost him everything, he didn't just betray his long-suffering wife (again). He also laid a blow to all of us sex-positive people who rushed to his defense when he...
  • W&M's Driscoll vigilant, but Tribe still committed to evolving CAA

    Nothing has occurred recently, William and Mary athletic director Terry Driscoll said this week, that would prompt the school to consider bolting the Colonial Athletic Association for a new conference. Driscoll pays attention to the landscape and said...
  • News Of The Weird: Holy Helicopters and Old Bombs

    News Of The Weird: Holy Helicopters and Old Bombs
    Pro-nationalism English Defence League activists seemed to be itching for a street brawl to break up a scheduled anti-nationalist demonstration in downtown Birmingham, England, on July 18, causing the city to mobilize more than 1,000 police — when...
  • News of the Weird: Government in Action

    News of the Weird: Government in Action
    The National Security Agency is a “supercomputing powerhouse,” wrote ProPublica.org in July, with “machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second” -- but apparently it has no ability...
  • What do food stamps buy?

    The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...
  • Checkered past of doctor recently charged in 4 killings fell through the cracks in Illinois

    Checkered past of doctor recently charged in 4 killings fell through the cracks in Illinois
    A doctor charged last month with murdering four people had a paper trail of professional troubles — including being kicked out of a Chicago residency program for "substandard" behavior — yet maintained a license to practice medicine in...
  • James River Bridge grid deck $200,000 more than expected

    James River Bridge grid deck $200,000 more than expected
    Fixing the James River Bridge grid deck will cost at least $200,000 more than previously thought, according to documents from the Virginia Department of Transportation obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act, bringing the total to...
  • The NHS: Dogma vs. experience

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While the Obama administration offers life support to its Affordable Care Act, in the UK a growing number of people are asking whether it's time to pull the plug on the National Health Service (NHS), which is in critical...
  • More than 200 dibs complaints in the first week of January

    More than 200 dibs complaints in the first week of January
    In the winter, Chicagoans complain about the slippery sidewalks, the snow plows not moving fast enough and freezing cold subzero temperatures. And of course, they complain about dibs. Some drivers believe that parking spot is theirs because they dug...
  • CNU reveals merger contract with Peninsula Fine Arts Center

    CNU reveals merger contract with Peninsula Fine Arts Center
    NEWPORT NEWS — The Daily Press has received the memorandum of understanding for the transfer of assets of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center to Christopher Newport University. The 18-page document outlines details about plans for the center's core...
  • Keno Looks Like A Backroom Deal

    Keno Looks Like A Backroom Deal
    Is keno addictive? Does it drain more money from the poor than others? Does it increase crime, divorce, bankruptcy? What is the experience in other states? We don't know the answers to these questions because keno was slipped into the budget bill a...
  • Mailbag: Board should care more about residents than bees

    Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly and bees gotta sting. And if you live in the Huntington Landmark Senior Citizens Community, the latter is especially true. After a yearlong battle, the residents finally got our board of directors to move the beehives...