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In Michigan, Super Drunk is Super Bad

In Michigan on October 31, scary costumes on trick or treaters won't be the only thing to be frightened of; a new Michigan statute goes into effect changing the penalties for those convicted of driving drunk.
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Comic actors Will Arnett and Amy Poehler divorce

Actor Will Arnett, who played Gob Bluth in Arrested Development, and Amy Poehler, of Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation fame, have finalized their divorce. Though the couple separated nearly four years ago, they had not completely finished the process of divorcing until recently.
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Telling your children about divorce

One day, though, it becomes clear that the right decision is to go your separate ways. You may be at peace with it but if the two of you have children, it's important to tell them about the divorce in the right way. So, here are a few things to keep in mind as you approach your children about the divorce.
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Some advice for women who divorce later in life

Divorce is always a traumatic experience, at any age. But for older couples, the so-called "gray divorce," the effect is magnified. Often women in long-term marriages may have left the workforce, so it is harder for them to support themselves.
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White collar crimes: Conviction can lead to imprisonment and hefty fees

Long prison sentences are often equated with violent crimes like rape and murder. However, these crimes are not the only ones that can result in years spent behind bars. Non-violent crimes can also lead to years, even decades, spent in prison. Those convicted of crimes within one group of non-violent crimes, called white collar crimes, can find themselves serving prison terms of fifty or more years.
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Landmark Supreme Court cases: Can cops comb through your mobile device?

If you have been charged with a sex crime, drug crime, white collar offense or any other violation of the criminal law, the Fourth Amendment can be a powerful shield against obtrusive law enforcement tactics. The Fourth Amendment enshrines your right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures conducted by the government.
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