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Customs tightens rules on imported books
GMANews.TVAugust 1, 2011

Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez has issued an order tightening the rules for the entry of imported books into the Philippines, requiring importers to apply with the Finance Department for duty- and tax-free importation of books. ...more »

Lebanese Information Minister Urges Self-Censorship as Draft Media Law...
Huffington PostAugust 1, 2011

Information Minister Walid Al Daouk's call for self-restraint shocked journalists and ran contrary to the new cabinet's assurances that freedom of expression would be respected and media laws updated. It flew in the face of his predecessor who said a ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Eight Doctors Recommending Medical Pot Aren't Following Rules to Access DEA ...
Phoenix New Times (blog)August 20, 2011

Officials declined to release the names of the doctors, citing the medical marijuana law's confidentiality rules. "I do have the responsibility to when I see what I think is unprofessional conduct is to notify the boards of that," Humble says. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Former SW Va bank teller sentenced to 4 years
Houston ChronicleAugust 26, 2011

(AP) — A former bank teller in southwestern Virginia has been sentenced to four years in prison for bank fraud, embezzlement, credit card fraud and identity theft. The US attorney's office says 33-year-old Amber Renee Franks of Coeburn was sentenced ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Hike in premiums need to be reasonable
Business StandardAugust 24, 2011

Amina Sheikh, 80, fought a bitter battle with the National Insurance Company for two years in the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum of South Mumbai before she was able to get the dispute resolved. Her grouse: The company had raised the medical ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Nigeria: Food Poisoning - Six Family Members Die, Others Hospitalized in Adamawa
AllAfrica.comAugust 25, 2011

Yola — At least six people have been confirmed dead from suspected food poisoning after a meal of "Moi-Moi" prepared from poisoned beans in Gombi local government area of Adamawa state with several others hospitalized. Acting chairman of Gombi local ...more »

Alabama Immigration Law Faces Challenge In Court
NPRAugust 25, 2011

Coming up, as the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association gathers in Philadelphia, we'll hear from CNN anchor, Don Lemon, just months after he came out of the closet, both as a gay man and as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. ...more »

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