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Nigerian TribuneMarch 1, 2012

OPERATIVES of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram are said to have started combing fertiliser markets in search of materials to be used for bombs following the decision of security agencies to tighten rules on use of dynamites and explosives.more »

The Nightly Turbo: Phil Hellmuth Wins at LAPC, FS+G Files for Bankruptcy, and More
PokerNews.comMarch 1, 2012

In this edition, Phil Hellmuth wins a poker tournament (finally), Federated Sports + Gaming files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and more. is one of many gaming operators preparing for legalized poker in the US In the latest edition of The ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Family of 3 killed
Hattiesburg AmericanMarch 3, 2012

Several law enforcement agencies are investigating the slaying of a family in its rural Jefferson Davis County home. The Smith residence, 89 TW Bass Road, sits in the middle of thick stands of pine and hardwood and livestock-filled, rolling pastures.more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Freedom of Information Act 'under attack'
Financial TimesMarch 2, 2012

By Chris Cook, Education Correspondent The Freedom of Information Act is “under attack” by public authorities, Maurice Frankel, one of the country's leading campaigners for government transparency, has warned. Police forces, universities, central and ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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'Let me tell you about divorce …'
The GuardianMarch 3, 2012

... not about the potential for divorce. Unless they've got Paul McCartney's money and marital history, they don't debate the merits of a prenuptial agreement or consider whether it's a good idea to seek legal advice before tying the knot.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Stuck in no man's land for health coverage
Sacramento BeeMarch 25, 2012

By Herbert A. Sample Join the conversation: Do you support the Affordable Care Act, or should the Supreme Court rule it unconstitutional? Leave a comment at the end of this story, or go to our Facebook page. Call me crazy. I'm a few months from losing ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Many law enforcement agencies fail to file racial profiling reports
Greenville NewsMarch 4, 2012

... Anita Thornton Burnette of Greenville (Cremation Society of South Carolina); Doris Williams Colon-Jackson of Greenville (SC Franks Mortuary); Peggy Keesley of Mauldin (Fletcher Funeral [...] By Tim Smith COLUMBIA — Less than half of the state's ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Reese Witherspoon: I talk to my kids about Rihanna, Chris Brown incident (blog)March 1, 2012

The "This Means War" actress appeared at the recent World Conference of Women's Shelters in Washington, DC, as part of her partnership with the Avon Foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence. There, she openly discussed how she actively ...more »

Name Changes
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Md. governor signs bill legalizing gay marriage
MyrtleBeachOnline.comMarch 2, 2012

By SARAH BREITENBACH - AP BELTSVILLE, Md. -- Maryland's governor signed into law Thursday a bill to legalize gay marriage, although opponents vowed to rally voters to reverse the change this fall in a referendum that's even anticipated by advocates of ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Surge in abuse reports stretch crisis services to breaking point
The AgeMarch 3, 2012

REPORTS of family violence to police are at a record high in Victoria, straining legal, crisis accommodation, support and treatment services. In the last financial year, police attended 40892 family violence incidents, a figure that has increased ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Prenup can eliminate a lot of confusion
News SentinelMarch 13, 2012

In the absence of a will or a prenuptial agreement, your husband would be entitled to, say, one-third of your estate. But since you have a will that names your children as beneficiaries, I cannot tell you definitely whether any interest in the house ...more »

Foster Care
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Foster care report in Ontario urges cutoff age rise to 25
CBC.caMarch 1, 2012

Ontario is the legal guardian of more than 8300 wards in the child welfare system, each removed from the care of his or her parents because of abuse or neglect. Once 18, the children can apply to continue to receive money and other social supports ...more »

State Child Protection
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Murray Joins Fight Against Child Abuse
NewsLIMarch 3, 2012

Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C – East Patchogue) joined Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D – Maspeth) and survivors of child abuse at a press conference on February 29. The press conference was held in support of Child Victims Act of New York legislation...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Fay rights group Holland is Ready forms board
HollandSentinel.comMarch 7, 2012

“We are grateful for the wonderful response from the community and the commitment of talented board members as we move forward in our work for the safety, rights and inclusion of (gay, lesbian, bi- and transgender) people on the Lakeshore,” Adams said ...more »


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