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Letter: Strict gun laws make citizens safer
Knoxville News SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

If the writer is interested in facts, then he would have to admit that New York City's strict gun laws have actually kept the city's residents safer than in places with laxer regulations. New York and neighboring New Jersey have among the lowest rates ...more »

SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

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Ramsay settles nasty family legal battle
New York PostFebruary 2, 2012

The TV chef had been in a legal war with his father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, over $3.8 million in disputed loans and who was to blame for Ramsay's high-end restaurant chain nearly going bankrupt three years ago. Both sides announced yesterday that the ...more »

Guardianship
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IN THE INTEREST OF A.O.
Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

1 She contends the court erred in establishing a guardianship for her children, AO and TO, with their paternal aunt. We find clear and convincing evidence supports the entry of the permanency order. Granting the mother an additional six months to ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Legal experts call for curbing the rising tide of litigation
Arab NewsFebruary 3, 2012

By ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: A number of prominent legal experts and jurists have underlined the need for reining in the rising tide of litigation in the Kingdom. They point out that most of the cases that have been pending before courts for several years are ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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House OK's Stricter Voter ID Laws as Hundreds Protest
Williamsburg Yorktown DailyFebruary 2, 2012

“We know that these voter suppression activities are designed with a strategic purpose in mind,” said Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “This is a systemic approach to suppressing the voting power of those who turned Virginia blue in 2008,” when the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Who decides the makings of a modern family?
National PostFebruary 4, 2012

“Canada doesn't have any law against having sex and having a baby. Why would we, if they needed help for some medical reason, stop them from getting help having children?” Other physicians, however, are not so sure about this remarkable interplay of ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Teen Dating Violence
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted by Congress in 1994, focuses on four areas: domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The first three of these issues were each given a designated "awareness month" years ago, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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SLED probes investment questions
Greenville NewsFebruary 2, 2012

By Tim Smith COLUMBIA — The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating questions involving a friend of state Treasurer Curtis Loftis who solicited investment managers to do business with the state's investment commission.more »

Domestic Violence
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Tacoma police standoff with domestic violence suspect ends with surrender
Q13 FOXFebruary 1, 2012

Tacoma Police entered a standoff with an armed domestic violence suspect on Monday afternoon, only for the suspect to surrender. Earlier in the day, the victim sought refuge at an elementary school, causing the school to go into lockdown, police said.more »

Name Changes
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Petition signers not giving up UND nickname fight
The Associated PressFebruary 12, 2012

AD Holm Jr., 56, of Fargo, who attended rival North Dakota State, said he thinks the UND name tradition is important and that there is "resentment" over the push to change it. UND's athletic teams were first — albeit unofficially — known as the ...more »

Foster Care
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$60G recouped from foster care program
NewsdayFebruary 3, 2012

Click here $60G recouped from foster care program Published: February 2, 2012 9:35 PM By SID CASSESE sid.cassese@newsday.com More than $60000 has been recouped from duplicate or overlapping payments by Nassau's foster care program, county Comptroller ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Disaster Averted: Six Examples of Top PR Crisis Management
Business 2 CommunityFebruary 15, 2012

When the teen pop star was hit with a paternity suit from a fan who claimed Justin fathered her child, he recognized the risk to his squeaky-clean brand image. Guided by PR rep Matthew Hiltzik, Bieber delivered an unequivocal denial (see TMZ clip) on ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay and lesbian talk with writer Roz Kaveney in mile End this evening
East London AdvertiserFebruary 2, 2012

Rainbow Hamlets, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender forum in Tower Hamlets, have teamed up with Bancroft Library for a talk this evening with writer and editor Roz Kaveney. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email ...more »

State Child Protection
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Clergy must abide by child protection guides
RTE.ieFebruary 8, 2012

It was unclear, however if Msgr Scicluna was suggesting that the non-observance of the 1996 Irish church guidelines on child protection, as was claimed in the Cloyne report, could have been a breach of canon law. He also declined to comment on the ...more »

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