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2 health systems take joint approach
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

The organizations - which are expected to strike similar agreements with commercial health plans - will be the key vehicle for testing new methods of paying hospitals and doctors. The Bellin Health-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners effort is one of the ...more »

Facebook flirting triggers divorces
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

Facebook was cited as a reason for a third of divorces last year in which unreasonable behaviour was a factor, according to law firm Divorce-Online . The firm said it had seen a 50% jump in the number of behaviour-based divorce petitions that contained ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Virginia AG abandons plans to back GOP primary ballot fight
CBS NewsJanuary 2, 2012

The Constitution is surpreme, even over the will of the people. by Mortar1SG29 January 2, 2012 1:44 PM EST By the way, Perish. I, as a Virginian, want the law changed. Just not by being corrupt, and changing the the law in the middle of the game. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Free speech and Democracy Inc.
The Decatur DailyJanuary 8, 2012

"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." Adopted in 1791, the First Amendment made no distinctions between corporate speech and that of individuals. Cases interpreting the provision reasonably held that the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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The real stake
Manila Standard TodayJanuary 2, 2012

This was instituted because of the immense power already lodged in the hands of Congress, which has control over the nation fs purse, and the Executive which wields police power and eminent domain. The powerless citizenry can, thus, ...more »

Native Americans
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Surviving the dystopian future
SalonJanuary 14, 2012

... administration also removed every textbook dealing with Mexican-American history, including “Chicano!: The History of the Mexican Civil Rights Movement” by Arturo Rosales, which features a biography of longtime Tucson educator Salomon Baldenegro. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Loophole could force Colorado churches to open facilities for same-sex civil ...
Greeley GazetteJanuary 6, 2012

Colorado's Domestic Partnership law has a similar provision saying, “No priest, minister, rabbi, or other official of any religious institution or denomination shall be required to certify any domestic partnership in violation of his or her right to ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Ten per cent of all murders carried out by bail bandits
Daily MailJanuary 7, 2012

Official figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show that over five years, 11 per cent of murders were committed by offenders bailed over another offence. Between 2006 and 2010, some 238 murders were committed by in England and Wales by ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Herman Cain: My Wife Is 'Doing Fine'
NewsMax.comJanuary 3, 2012

By Andra Varin Herman Cain said Tuesday his wife is “doing marvelous” a month after he ended his presidential bid amid allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity. “My wife is doing marvelous, thank you," Cain said in response to a question from ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Charges Against Journalists Dim the Democratic Glow in Turkey
New York TimesJanuary 5, 2012

The European Human Rights Court received nearly 9000 complaints against Turkey for breaches of press freedom and freedom of expression in 2011, compared with 6500 in 2009. In March, Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish writer and Nobel laureate, was fined about ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Crackdown ordered on illegal parties in camps, flats & villas
Arab Times Kuwait English DailyJanuary 1, 2012

The officers noticed he was jittery and uncomfortable, as they approached him for questioning and went ahead to conduct a search inside his car, where three bottles of liquor were recovered carefully concealed in the trunk. The suspect confessed to ...more »

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