Judge reopens GM ignition-death case

Posted: August 10, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.

A Georgia judge has denied a motion by General Motors Co. to dismiss a wrongful-death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.

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Fines sending violators to Water School

Amanda Bunte, a representative with the city of Santa Cruz, Calif., goes over water conservation tips during Water School at the Louden Nelson Community Center last month.

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Whistleblowers run to-the-basement risk

Paula Pedene seen July 27, 2014 at her home in Scottsdale, Ariz., used to be chief spokesperson for the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital. After she complained about management, she was moved to a receptionist's job at the hospital's library, which is in the building's basement. Illustrates BASEMENT (category a), by David A. Fahrenthold (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Sunday, Aug. 4, 2014.  (MUST CREDIT: Photo by Samantha Sais for The Washington Post)

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