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David Williams' father-in-law gives another $1.5 million to political committee
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 1, 2011

The father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has contributed $1.5 million more to a political committee that is paying for most of the broadcast advertising advocating Williams' election. Terry Stephens, a Russell Springs ...more »

Moody's Cuts Argentine Oil Companies on Capital Control Law
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

The foreign currency rating of Pan American Energy LLC's Argentine unit was reduced one step to Ba3, three levels below investment grade, according to a statement. Moody's also cut Petrobras Argentina SA, a unit of Brazil's state-controlled oil company ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Attorney General: Fluoridation Legal
Fort Smith Times RecordNovember 5, 2011

Fluoridation of the city of Fort Smith's water supply is constitutional and can move forward despite its rejection in two earlier public votes, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel stated Friday. State Rep. Denny Altes, R-Fort Smith, ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Resident wants referendum on new campaign finance law
Milpitas PostNovember 2, 2011

It unfairly allows people who are simply trying to exercise their freedom of speech to be ensnared by a requirement to register with the city government," Riffle's Oct. 26 e-mail reads. "These are not right/left issues. These are constitutional issues. ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: St. Croix Electric Cooperative
River Falls JournalNovember 17, 2011

... Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and the rules of the US Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, ...more »

Native Americans
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Activists assail San Francisco's dwindling black population
Bay Area ReporterNovember 3, 2011

"No movement works in isolation" movements are in "conversation with each other" and "stem from the civil rights movement," she said. With the November 8 election around the corner, San Francisco's African American community is carefully scrutinizing ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Nigeria: Queer Alliance of Govt Statement on Same Sex Marriage Prohibition ...
AllAfrica.comNovember 1, 2011

People with same sex orientation are being attacked by members of the society, using the discriminatory laws that exist in our statue books and religious texts to fuel their acts. These people go unpunished for these dastardly acts. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Pennichuck sees earnings dip
New Hampshire Business ReviewNovember 8, 2011

... thanks to a state Public Utilities Commission ruling that allowed Pennichuck to pass on to customers some of the costs it had in dealing with the company's dispute over Nashua's attempt to take over the utility by eminent domain. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Students Say Sexual Harassment Is Pervasive in Schools
New York TimesNovember 8, 2011

Eighty-seven percent of those who reported being harassed said they suffered for it, and it played out in the form of absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches. Girls reported being harassed more than boys — 56 percent compared with ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Toxic Bronx School reported hundreds of sick kids
New York Daily NewsNovember 3, 2011

Records obtained by the Daily News under the Freedom of Information Law show that since 2005 nurses at the Bronx New School logged cases of kids suffering headaches, vomiting, abnormal gaits or even seizures nearly every month. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Columnists debate legitimacy of mandatory drug tests at Missouri college
Daily BruinNovember 8, 2011

This program is currently on hold because it may have been in violation of students' Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure. Opinion columnists Rohan Viswanathan and Itak Moradi debate their views on the legitimacy of this measure. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Debate on New Copyright Enforcement Bill Heats up
PCWorldNovember 4, 2011

By Grant Gross, IDG News Supporters of a controversial copyright protection bill recently introduced in the US House of Representatives are firing back after several digital rights groups have suggested the legislation could lead to law enforcement...more »


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