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Lawmaker’s French bulldog helped win bipartisan support in House for Amtrak ‘critter car’ bill

Mar 5, 2015, 09:50 am CST

A reputation for division along bipartisan lines was no barrier to U.S. House approval of a passenger railroad bill on Wednesday, thanks to a 15-pound lobbyist known as Lily.

The French bulldog, who belongs to the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-California, has “a lot of friends here on… full story

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Trials & Litigation

After criminal case was dropped, ex-cop can sue to recoup his $1M defense costs, judge rules

Mar 5, 2015, 04:15 pm CST

Tort Law

‘Sizzling skillet’ at Applebee’s was ‘open and obvious’ danger to praying diner, court says

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Court Security

Longtime court officer charged with raping shackled prisoner at courthouse; security is under review

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