The Iraqi government is taking a close look at all private security firms still involved in the ongoing conflict there following Sunday's shootout in Baghdad, after which several contractors from Blackwater USA were accused of killing innocent bystanders while guarding U.S. officials.
A federal judge ruled that the nation's top cigarette makers have been violating racketeering laws and lying to the public about the effects of smoking, but legal restrictions prevented her from slapping the companies with billions in fines.
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