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Vancouver teen stabbed in city's 15th homicide of 2011
Vancouver SunJanuary 1, 2012

Vancouver police investigate the city's 15th homicide of the year at an apartment block at 5037 Main St at 35th Ave in Vancouver, BC., on December 31, 2011. A nineteen year-old man is dead of stab wounds and a 48 year-old man is in custody following ...more »

IG: Strengthen mechanism to beat domestic violence
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

INDORE: A workshop on Domestic Violence Act was organized here on Saturday. Inaugurating the event, inspector general (IG) of Indore range Anuradha Shankar emphasised the need to strengthen various mechanisms to overcome domestic violence, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Guest Opinion: Florida Governor Scott right to challenge judge's ruling on ...
The News-PressJanuary 3, 2012

In Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients is Sound, Sensible and Constitutional, Horace Cooper, former George Mason University constitutional law professor and legal commentator, listed a series of US Supreme Court cases that establish legal precedence for ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Epic Doesn't Support Sopa; Thank You Epic
Cinema BlendJanuary 5, 2012

"Epic Games supports efforts that would stop overseas websites profiting from pirating our games, but we have to do that in a way that's compatible with freedom of speech and due process of law,"... "Thus, we do not support the current version of SOPA. ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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County 4-H Week kicks off Jan. 15
The People's DefenderJanuary 6, 2012

... and its programs and activities are open to all youth ages 5 and in kindergarten through age 18 as of January 1 without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability. ...more »

Native Americans
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Homer Said It Best
Greater Lansing Business MonthlyJanuary 3, 2012

The official US Census defines African Americans as those who have origins in, or are descendents from, any of the black racial groups of the original people of Africa. During the civil rights movement in the late 1960s, the term “Black” gained status ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Senator Brown, where are your co-sponsors?
The New York Irish EmgirantJanuary 10, 2012

Schumer's bill would allow for certain qualifying undocumented Irish to go home and return legally via temporary non-immigrant work visas, but not green cards. Like Brown's proposal, the amendments are modeled on the E-3 visa, but with a lowering of ...more »

Eminent Domain
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NH Senate to take up eminent domain bill
Boston.comJanuary 14, 2012

The House-passed bill stems from opponents' fear eminent domain would be used to take their land for the contentious Northern Pass project. The project proposes to build 180 miles of power lines through the center of New Hampshire. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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All Ryan, all the time ... Sheboygan's mayor dominated local news in 2011
The Sheboygan PressJanuary 1, 2012

Payne settles Ryan sexual harassment claim for $310K A long-running sexual harassment claim alleging Ryan drunkenly tried to kiss and proposition the city's former human resources director was abruptly settled this summer after Ryan's drinking binge in ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Details of Lancashire sex offenders revealed five times under Sarah's Law
Lancashire TelegraphJanuary 1, 2012

Lancashire Police revealed the figures under the Freedom of Information Act. In the first month of Sarah's Law, 11 inquiries were made but only one disclosure was made. Officers told a parent from East Lancashire about the criminal past of a man in his ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Animals rescued from terrible living conditions
KXXV News Channel 25January 4, 2012

On Tuesday, the Waco Animal Control Unit obtained a search and seizure warrant for a home located at 4648 Wood Avenue in Waco. ACU Officers had initially received a call from a concerned citizen about numerous animals being abandoned at this home. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Year in review - The Top 10 stories in 2011
Midland Daily NewsJanuary 2, 2012

The Humane Society of Midland County took over the operation of the Animal Shelter from the sheriff's office, eliminating nearly all euthanasia except court-ordered cases. Creative 360 faced a financial crisis and awaits a January meeting to determine ...more »

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