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China vs. North Korea's Refugees
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Beijing forcibly repatriates these unfortunates without giving them a chance to apply for asylum. North Koreans who are suspected of having met Christians, South Koreans or Americans while in China are executed or shipped off to the gulag.more »

AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...more »

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Connecticut death penalty law sees opposition from victims' families
WWLP 22NewsMarch 1, 2012

(AP) - Some families of Connecticut murder victims are calling on state lawmakers to repeal the state's death penalty. The family members and other anti-death penalty advocates crowded together in the Old Judiciary Room at the state Capitol on ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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In Santorum's world, no same-sex marriage
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 2, 2012

There are 18000 married gay and lesbian couples in California and at least 131000 nationwide according to the 2010 census, conducted before New York state legalized same-sex marriage last July. Rick Santorum says he'll try to unmarry all of them if ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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KCTV 5Divorce lawyers: Pet custody cases increasing
KCTV Kansas CityMarch 1, 2012

"There is no law that recognizes visitation with an animal," Raso said, so couples have to work it out themselves. Reaching a pet custody agreement without a lot of help from attorneys and judges will save money, Raso said. Divorces can cost $1000 and ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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More church leeway in cabaret law
Albany Times UnionMarch 1, 2012

The change represents an expansion of an exemption already proposed for any religious or educational performances but which some feared was not broad enough and would effectively turn the city's two cathedrals — not to mention dozens of other ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Outrageous Lies Monsanto and Friends Are Trying to Pass off to Kids as Science
Axis of LogicMarch 23, 2012

CBI recently contributed $375000 to the Coalition Against the Costly Labeling Law -- a Sacramento-based industry front group working to defeat the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act of 2012. If passed in November, this citizens' ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Witnesses: Men argued before death
Shreveport TimesMarch 6, 2012

A Duson man remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on Monday after being charged with second-degree murder in connection with the weekend death of his domestic partner. But Clayton Matthews Jr., 29, told police that the victim, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Lake Elsinore man sentenced for killing sister-in-law's boyfriend
Valley NewsMarch 10, 2012

[ Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary ] District Attorney Howard Gundy. Jaramillo, who had a house in Mexico that he said he checked on 20 to 25 times a year, claimed he was there the night of the murder. Gundy presented evidence from Border Patrol records ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Program takes aim at violence, bullying
South County IndependentMarch 2, 2012

By Arline A. Fleming/Special to the Independent SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Thinking back to last year's public presentation of “Rachel's Challenge,” Megan Whelan and Mary Roda of the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County both recall people sobbing ...more »

Name Changes
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What's in a name?
Montreal MirrorMarch 1, 2012

by JACQUES GALLANT Starting this fall, Concordia University plans to implement changes that would allow students to use a name other than their legal name on some non-official documents, including class lists. In a Feb.more »

Foster Care
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House panel oks Feigenholtz plan placing brothers, sisters in same foster home
Examiner.comMarch 2, 2012

An Illinois House panel yesterday provided bi-partisan support to a plan that in cases of child abuse and neglect where children are placed in foster care that Illinois' child protection agency would seek as a priority to place brothers and sisters in ...more »

State Child Protection
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BC blasted for poor child-protection services
Vancouver SunMarch 2, 2012

“The representative concludes that the answer to the question of whether the killing of these children was preventable is clearly 'yes,' ” the report says. “If the social safety net comprised of child protection, justice and mental health had worked ...more »

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