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Take On The Law Of Numbers With Grit And Fundamentals
ForbesApril 1, 2017

With the law of numbers and perilous percentages against them, translating into limited options, small business owners survive by calling on a special kind of "I GOTTA make it" resolve . But, alas, resolve alone isn't enough. To overcome the reality of ...more »

Many Millennials Consider Debt A Dating Deal Breaker
WFMY News 2April 1, 2017

The credit expert reminds us that, "…if you apply for joint credit, both of those credit histories are going to be considered, and as a result, your bad credit history could drag down your ability to qualify for joint accounts." You can check your ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Editorial: America needs supermajority Supreme Court opinions
Grand Forks HeraldApril 5, 2017

For Supreme Court decisions become constitutional law. They hold sway for the ages, exactly like amendments do, but without the bother of winning two-thirds of both houses and three-fourths of the states. As the parties have learned, it's a whole lot ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Pressure Grows as Hungary Adopts Law Targeting George Soros's University
New York TimesApril 11, 2017

LONDON — Pressure is mounting on Hungary's right-wing government after it adopted a law that would effectively shut down Central European University, an institution founded by the Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros shortly after the fall ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Free milkweed seeds available at Richland Soil & Water Conservation District
Richland SourceApril 5, 2017

Programs and assistance of Richland SWCD are available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability or veteran status. For more information contact Theresa Rozic Sutter, Community Relations ...more »

Native Americans
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N.J. lawmakers seek congressional honor for baseball legend Larry Doby
NJ.comApril 3, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Not too long after Jackie Robinson, there was Larry Doby, the Paterson native who was the first African-American player in the American League. On Major League Baseball's Opening Day, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert ... "As the first ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Protect transgender rights in law
The Adirondack Daily EnterpriseApril 18, 2017

The presumptive upcoming “religious liberty bill” will make targeted LGBTQ discrimination the law of the land based on “deeply held religious beliefs.” Whatever happened to separation of church and state? What other protected classes of people or basic ...more »

Eminent Domain
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That Mexican Border Wall May Be Even Worse Than You Thought
Care2.comApril 10, 2017

The move will displace Americans through eminent domain, or the right to force people off property deemed necessary to be used for projects of public good. ... Maria Flores, one such property owner by the Justice Department, informing her that the ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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NY Times' Emily Steel: Sexual Harassment Culture Lingers At Fox Even Without Roger Ailes
Media Matters for AmericaApril 9, 2017

STEEL: One interesting point though, is sexual harassment is against the law. You are not supposed to treat women like this in the work force. And whether these are allegations, whether they are believed or not, this is an important issue and women ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Former County Executive Debbie Preston charged with official misconduct
WBNG-TVApril 17, 2017

According to emails obtained by 12 News through a Freedom of Information Law request, the Town of Conklin became aware of the credit card and Preston's use of it in on April 18, 2012. That day, Conklin Secretary to the Supervisor Lisa Houston emailed ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Evidence in Galesburg gun, drug case suppressed
Galesburg Register-MailApril 27, 2017

In regards to his interview with police Detectives Kevin Legate and Darrin Worsfold at the Knox County jail, Darrow ruled that it occurred following the initial illegal search and seizure of items from Coleman's car. This all means Coleman returns to ...more »


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