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A Philadelphia jury has ruled 10 rare “Double Eagle” $20 gold coins locked in a safe deposit box for nearly 80 years belong to the U.S. Treasury. The coins were among 445,000 “Double Eagles” minted in 1933 but never issued by the Treasury.
A lawsuit filed against the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking compensation for the rejection of a man’s requested “GOPALIN” license plate. James Linlor of Douglas County said the DMV denied his application for the “GOPALIN” plate.
The Senate Friday killed the House Republican “cut, cap and balance” bill, and Majority Leader Harry Reid called off a weekend session. The party-line Senate vote was 51-46, The Hill reported. The Republican-led House passed the measure, which would have cut spending by $111 billion in 2012, capped spending over the next decade and barred more borrowing until Congress passes a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, by 234-190 Tuesday.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration Wednesday said it is updating scanner software to end the use of images that show a passenger’s naked body. The new software allows the full-body scanners in use at 78 U.S. airports to show images of objects under a person’s clothes without creating an intrusive image.
The Pentagon says a new “fast-lane” system will get life-saving military gear to troops in Afghanistan more quickly. “Precious time is eaten in unnecessary deliberation…,” said Ashton Carter, undersecretary of acquisition at the Defense Department, one of the officials participating in the fast-lane system.