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Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

Cuts in legal aid would harm those already financially strapped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Volunteer lawyers mediate family law cases, provide courthouse-based help for unrepresented litigants, ensure the best interests of disabled wards are met in guardianship matters, and provide free legal support for court-appointed special advocates who ...more »

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Gay marriage backers find success emphasizing love and family
Los Angeles TimesMarch 3, 2012

"How can we tell these children that their parents' love is seen as unequal under Washington law?" A Washington state lawmaker who voted for the bill recalled her own marriage. "I was married for 23 years to the love of my life and he died six years ...more »

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Steve Duin: Following Benjamin Alfano's money (Part 3)
OregonLive.comMarch 1, 2012

By Steve Duin, The Oregonian View full sizeDoug Beghtel/The OregonianSteven Alfano, Lisa Alfano (center) and Mary Alfano-Lupton are at odds with the state over the care and guardianship of their father, Benjamin Alfano. I don't know if there will ever ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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SHEA: Ultrasound laws are not 'abuse'
BP NewsMarch 6, 2012

Saudi Arabia denies women freedom and equality under the law in both the personal and public spheres. Women are required to have male guardians whose permission is necessary for traveling outside the home -- even for emergency hospital visits.more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Online colleges win reprieve in federal law backpedaling
ZDNet (blog)March 2, 2012

By Charlie Osborne | March 2, 2012, 3:35am PST A controversial federal regulation that threatened to change the face of online qualifications and learning has been struck down in the US House of Representatives. On Feb. 29, HR 2117, also known as the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Jenee Osterheldt | Women must speak up for rights
Kansas City StarMarch 2, 2012

In this image made from video provided by C-SPAN, Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown University law student, testifies to Congress in Washington last month. Sandra Fluke was just standing up for her rights, something we all have the freedom to do.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Seoul urges China to stop repatriating NK defectors
The Korea HeraldMarch 2, 2012

Yang was said to have repeated China's position that it will deal with the issue in accordance with domestic and international laws and humanitarian principles, stressing that it does not want the issue to be “internationalized and politicized.more »

Mortuary Law
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SC seeks opt-out on No Child Left Behind
Greenville NewsMarch 1, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Thursday morning's paper: Sammy Tinsley III of Piedmont (Gray Mortuary); Allen Shelton of Travelers Rest (Cremation Society of South Carolina); Bobby R. Gault of Gray Court (Cannon Funerals and Cremation); ...more »

Domestic Violence
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NGO: Most women in Armenia report domestic violence when things go from bad to ...
ArmeniaNow.comMarch 7, 2012

According to her, in most Armenian families women have more conservative views and would tolerate any offence, abuse and even torture to keep the family integrity. “When asked why they tolerated their husbands beating them, most women answer that it is ...more »

Name Changes
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Md. governor signs bill legalizing gay marriage
Albany Times UnionMarch 4, 2012

SARAH BREITENBACH, AP BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — 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 »

Foster Care
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PAWS runs supply drive for foster homes caring for cats
Carlisle SentinelMarch 6, 2012

PAWS, a Camp Hill-based volunteer animal welfare organization, is running a pet food and supply drive aimed to help foster homes care for cats and kittens and to assist community caretakers care for homeless cast living in managed colonies.more »

State Child Protection
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Kristy Bamu's murder was child abuse, first and foremost
The GuardianMarch 2, 2012

That a child should be subject to such barbaric cruelty is almost beyond comprehension. However, if we are to learn anything from this terrible case and better protect children, it is essential that we do not allow this debate to become solely focused ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gays and Lesbians in Zambia
Lusaka TimesMarch 1, 2012

The call by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for people to respect gay and lesbian's rights makes some interesting reading. It is also interesting noting how this call has brought to the fore a wide range of reactions from people from ...more »


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