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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 »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

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Illinois Senate panel backs fugitive measure
Chicago TribuneMarch 1, 2012

SPRINGFIELD— — A family member of a fugitive could be charged with a felony for helping that person flee from justice under legislation that a key Senate committee approved Wednesday. The measure would close a loophole in state law that a Tribune ...more »

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Wife-slay suspect drops $$ bid
New York PostMarch 6, 2012

After The Post's story, Westchester Judge Anthony Scarpino suspended Covlin's guardianship and ordered him to account for how the money had been handled since last year. Covlin later filed paperwork indicating that all of the money was still there ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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DC Council gives final approval to bill making gay divorce easier
Washington PostMarch 6, 2012

The bill approved Tuesday lets gay couples who married in Washington get divorced even if they no longer live in the district, provided they live somewhere that would not recognize their divorce. Under current law, one member of the divorcing couple ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Education official pleased with signing of kindergarten law
Sun.StarMarch 6, 2012

DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) Regional Director Luisa Bautista-Yu said she is happy that the Kindergarten Law has already been signed by President Benigno Aquino III. Last week, Aquino signed into law the Universal Kindergarten Bill, ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Time for a Conservative Whine Session?
American ThinkerMarch 8, 2012

Why not make room in the "unfortunates" section of the State of the Union gallery, next to Michelle Obama, for women maimed and rendered infertile in "safe, legal, and rare" abortion clinics? Moreover, why don't Democrat pioneers of free love and ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Pa. county approves domestic partner benefits
Wausau Daily HeraldMarch 3, 2012

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( ) says Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has signed an executive order allowing county workers to enroll an eligible same-sex domestic partner in benefits beginning Monday for coverage ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Gun found in nearby house; lockdown at JL Mann over
Greenville NewsMarch 2, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Saturday morning's paper: William Ralph Bagwell of Greenville (Mackey Mortuary); Ora Gibson “Gibby” League of Greenville (Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown); Rita Parry of Greenville; John Lincoln Wright ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Viewpoint: Men seek to stop domestic violence
MassLive.comMarch 4, 2012

By The Republican By ROB OKUN | Editor, Voice Male Magazine How can we comfort her family and friends? For all the vitally important work that's been done to prevent violence in our community for decades – first by women, later joined by men – we know ...more »

Name Changes
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Fairly Legal Set Visit: A Peek At What's In Store For Season 2
Poptimal.comMarch 5, 2012

I hope it will give people a chance to see that we don't always have to play somebody who looks like our name. Anton Cropper, a producer director for the show, talked in broad strokes about what changes we can expect from Season 2, but was pretty ...more »

Foster Care
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State finds problems with tribe's foster care
Devil's Lake Daily JournalMarch 1, 2012

By AP BISMARCK, ND (AP) — North Dakota human services officials have given the Spirit Lake tribe until the end of March to correct problems in the administration of foster care. The tribe has agreed to correct deficiencies in its administration of 36 ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Today in History - March 21 (press release)March 21, 2012

Chaplin was acquitted, but he lost a paternity suit despite tests showing he wasn't the father of Barry's child. In 1960, a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the government's oppressive identity pass laws turned into a ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Malaysian Gay Rights Festival Lies in Limbo Despite Efforts to Lift Ban
Unicorn Booty (blog)March 1, 2012

The ruling underscores a pattern of persistent persecution of homosexuals in Malaysia, said Phil Robertson, Asia deputy director at Human Rights Watch. “We are concerned over the discrimination and the intimidation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...more »

State Child Protection
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Martin: Child abuse scandals not yet over
Irish ExaminerMarch 3, 2012

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has said that the scandal of clerical child sexual abuse is not over and that safeguards for children must remain in place. "There is a real danger today of people saying: 'The child abuse scandal is over.more »


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