Hiroshima Court Recognizes Atomic Bomb ‘Black Rain’ Victims

A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain” that fell after the 1945 U.S. atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the city and the prefecture to provide the same government medical benefits as given to other survivors.

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California High Court Upholds Law Closing Pension-Padding Loopholes

In an unanimous ruling Thursday, the California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 pension reform law forbidding public employees from cashing in on unused sick and vacation time to increase their pension benefits, finding the Legislature should be allowed to “close loopholes and foreclose opportunities for abuse.”

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