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November Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 12.7% Year-over-year
TruckinginfoFebruary 1, 2012

Trade using surface transportation between the US and Canada and Mexico was 12.7% higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the US Department of Transportation.more »

Kaneland OKs advertising banners at stadium
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

By Linda girardi For The Beacon-News January 31, 2012 6:16PM The Kaneland School Board has approved a minimum $1500 annual fee for advertising space on the high school athletic field fences as a new revenue source to fund stadium capital projects.more »

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Affirmative Action
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CPAC 2012: Are The Republican Party's Views On Gay Marriage Shifting?
Huffington PostFebruary 12, 2012

Iowa GOP Congressman Steve King has in the past attacked same-sex marriage vehemently, ever since the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that marriage is a right for gays and lesbians in the Iowa Constitution. He's said it is "a purely socialist concept.more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Jinggoy Seeks Abolition Of Libel Prison Term
Manila BulletinFebruary 2, 2012

83, said Article 355 of Republic Act No. 3815, the Revised Penal Code should be amended as such stiff penalty curtails freedom of expression and threatens journalists and other media personnel who criticize or expose erroneous acts.more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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AAUW prepares for 'Book Night'
Escanaba Daily PressFebruary 6, 2012

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Membership is open to men and women holding an associate's degree or higher from an ...more »

Native Americans
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LGBT and Latino rights activist Larry Baza Compares African American, Latino ...
LGBT WeeklyFebruary 9, 2012

2 – What are the differences between the black civil rights movement/Latino civil rights movement and the LGBT-rights movement? The differences between the civil rights movements of American people of color (including, Native Americans, Blacks, ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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White House not backing down on contraception
National JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Catholic officials say the requirement to provide contraceptives to employees amounts to religious discrimination. “There's not a debate,” said press secretary Jay Carney. “The decision has been made.” There were few signs of the protest abating, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Neighbors Head to Tally to Fight FSDB Eminent Domain Bill
First Coast NewsFebruary 1, 2012

A group of about a dozen concerned neighbors boarded a van to Tallahassee shortly before 4:00 this morning to voice their opposition to a proposed bill that would give The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind the power of eminent domain.more »

Sexual Harassment
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Models form rights group ahead of New York Fashion Week
ReutersFebruary 7, 2012

... photos and a program to provide confidential advice on dealing with sexual harassment. Model Sara Ziff, 29, who has worked since she was 14, founded the nonprofit Model Alliance because she said she has seen the industry disregard child labor laws, ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Liberia: Criminal Court 'A' Disappoints PUL
AllAfrica.comFebruary 3, 2012

The Press Union of Liberia has expressed disappointment over the denial by the Criminal Court 'A' of a request to provide documents in its possession under the Freedom of Information Act of Liberia. The Union says it is beyond 60 days since it ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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February 4, 20112 – Your Turn: Reader Weighs In On Consent Search Issue
Fayetteville Observer (blog)February 4, 2012

If I am not mistaken, the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which gives us the right to be protected from unlawful search and seizure, extends to both homes and cars. No search warrant is needed to 'randomly stop a vehicle,' however, ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Rash Report: 'Crackdown' defined year in press freedom
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 4, 2012

It's because of this treatment, as well as a lack of a national shield law that would better allow journalists to protect their sources, that the United States plunged from 20th to 47th in the press freedom index, said Delphine Halgand, the Washington, ...more »

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