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Judge Quashes Moore Suit, Jones Officially Given the Win

Doug Jones certified as winner of Dec. 12 special election, despite Moore complaint of voter fraud

(Newser) - Despite an 11th-hour effort by Roy Moore to keep Doug Jones from officially being declared the winner of a seat on the US Senate, Alabama's election officials did just that Thursday, with Jones calling it a "new chapter" for the Yellowhammer State. Per USA Today , the Alabama State... More »

Apple Exits Eco-Friendly Product List

Move may be tied to glued-in batteries

(Newser) - Apple has surprised environmental advocates with a sudden departure from a green products program, reports the San Jose Mercury News . The firm will no longer conform to standards set by EPEAT, an eco-friendly certifier backed by the EPA. "Apple has said that their design direction is not compatible with... More »

Sorry GOP, Seating Brown Will Have to Wait

Kennedy was sworn in fast, but under different circumstances

(Newser) - Republicans have been crowing that Scott Brown should be seated right away, just like Ted Kennedy was back in 1962, but there are some big differences between then and now. Senators are not supposed to be sworn in until they’re officially certified, TalkingPointsMemo explains. The Senate waived that rule... More »

Minn. Denies Franken Certification Bid

Legal process must run its course in Senate race, Gov. Pawlenty says

(Newser) - Minnesota officials turned down Al Franken’s request that he be certified as senator, the AP reports, just hours after his attorneys argued that a waiting period had passed for challenges. Though Franken emerged from the recount 225 votes ahead of incumbent Republican Norm Coleman, Coleman is challenging the result... More »

Cheating Is No Longer Child's Play

Jobseekers flock to web for answers to professional exams

(Newser) - Crib sheets have gone high-tech, the Boston Globe reports, as legions of job seekers from would-be medical technicians to school bus drivers resort to the Web for a leg-up in passing professional qualifying exams. The result is a booming black market for “braindumps,” or exam answers. Some are... More »

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