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The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...more »

Volcker: 'Confidence in Government is Shaky'
BloombergFebruary 1, 2012

... Dodd-Frank Act. Photo: Rich Clement/Bloomberg Enlarge image Bogle Rates Financial System 'D' Bogle Rates Financial System 'D' Peter Foley/Bloomberg John Bogle, the founder of mutual fund company Vanguard Group Inc. who popularized index investing, ...more »

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Family ties unravel in poll power play
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

Kendrapada: As the campaign for the rural poll speeds up, close-knit families are feeling the heat. Relatives are contesting each other in the gram panchayat elections, putting a question mark on family ties. Mother-in-law Tilotoma Sethi (55) has ...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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States Target Foreign Laws
Wall Street JournalFebruary 7, 2012

By ASHBY JONES And JOE PALAZZOLO State lawmakers across the US have started 2012 with a controversial message to their judges: keep foreign laws out of our courtrooms. Muneer Awad stood by the Capitol in Oklahoma City last week.more »

Individual Educational Plans
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US Schools Have a Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis
Huffington Post (blog)February 1, 2012

For the past three years, working with a statewide task force of experts and advocates in a variety of fields and a team of seven education economists, the Campaign for Educational Equity has examined the legal, economic, and policy issues associated ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Romney says Obama infringing upon religious rights
CNN (blog)February 7, 2012

This law (and pretty much any law where a religious group gets up in arms) does nothing to affect the individual expression and practice of religion, it merely establishes a consisten level of garaunteed access to medical needs to all US Citizens.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Key Washington state gay marriage vote Wednesday
WTOL.comFebruary 1, 2012

A referendum can't be filed until after the bill is passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gregoire. Opponents then must turn in 120577 signatures by June 6. Washington state has had a domestic partnership law since 2007 and an "everything ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Mark Goldsmith
AugustaGazette.comFebruary 4, 2012

7, both at Affinity All Faiths Mortuary, Wichita. Mark was born in Kingman, to Curtis and Eleanor “Ellie” (Owen) Goldsmith on May 4, 1964. He worked as a senior service desk manager for IMTAS. He is survived by: wife, Cathy “Cay” (Wray) Goldsmith; ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Expanding protective orders, targeting human trafficking top agenda to improve ...
The RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

Angie Rosser, with the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said the proposed changes would make a difference in lives of real women. Roughly one in six women in the United States will be stalked and one in four will be sexually assaulted ...more »

Name Changes
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Tax Tip: 5 tips for recently married or divorced taxpayers with a name change
KLJBFebruary 8, 2012

A mismatch between the name shown on your tax return and the SSA records can cause problems in the processing of your return and may even delay your refund. Here are five tips from the IRS for recently married or divorced taxpayers who have a name ...more »

Foster Care
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Foster care classes offered
Marion County RecordFebruary 1, 2012

Saint Francis Community Services will offer a free, 10-week course: Partnering for Safety and Permanence — The Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. Saint Francis Community Services is a ...more »

State Child Protection
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OP-ED: A substantive approach to child protection
Yorkdispatch.comFebruary 3, 2012

Instead, they simply indicate that, as a result of our laws and a number of technicalities in practice, fewer children were said to be victims of child abuse. That's one of the overarching questions we'll need to answer. We'll also need to examine ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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State Senate to vote today on same-sex marriage bill
Yakima Herald-RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

"It's an equal rights issue," Ken Lewis, director of First Fridays, a support and service group for gays in the Yakima area. "Why should people be barred from marriage if they're in love?" Bishop Joseph Tyson of the Catholic Diocese of Yakima rebuts ...more »

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