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Group Seeks Sway Over E-Records; Abuse at Irish Schools Detailed; Lawyer's Ways Spelled Murder, Feds Say

POSTED: 10:33 AM ET, 05/21/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Group Seeks Sway Over E-Records Oversight » A health technology trade association has asked the Obama administration to require that any electronic health-record equipment receiving stimulus funding be certified by a group the association helped to start and run, documents show. — Washington Post

Report Details Abuse at Irish Schools » Thousands of children were physically and sexually abused by priests and nuns in orphanages and reform schools in Ireland from 1930 to 1990, a government commission said Wednesday in the first official accounting of the full magnitude of a scandal that has wrenched the deeply Roman Catholic nation. — Washington Post

Lawyer's Ways Spelled Murder, U.S. Says » Federal prosecutors say the success of prominent defense attorney Paul Bergrin was based on a brutal calculus: No witnesses, no case. Among the charges detailed in a stunning indictment unsealed Wednesday, Bergrin is accused of orchestrating the murder of a confidential witness by leaking his name to drug dealers who shot him in broad daylight. — New York Times

Murtha's Muted Ethics Woes » Even as Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) faces calls for an ethics investigation into the connection between his earmarks and donations to his campaign, there is little evidence back home in southwestern Pennsylvania to signal that the controversy is affecting his standing. — Politico

After the jump...

» Lehman Role Probed in Selling Securities (WSJ/$)
» Obama Launches Task Force on Health-Care Fraud (WaPo)
» FDA Chief Halts Use of Gift Cards, Other Incentives (WaPo)
» Death Row Foes See Newsroom Cuts as Blow (NYT)
» Gun Measure Advances with Credit Card Reform (NYT)
» Levy Suspect Indicted on Murder Charge (WaPo)
» N.C. Lawmaker Faces Ethics Probe After Speeding Incident (AP)
» House Ethics Panel Eyes S├ínchez Sisters (Roll Call/$)
» Ala. Officers Fired Over Beating of Unconcious Man (ABC)
» Texas pledges improvements at mental facilities (Star-Telegram)
» Senator Rebukes Medtronic Over List of Consultants (NYT)
» Army blasted for letting drug abusers slide (USAT)
» Sexual-Harassment Cases Plague U.N. (WSJ/$)

By Amanda Zamora |  May 21, 2009; 10:33 AM ET The Daily Read
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