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2008-08-25 09:00:46

By Brian Knowlton, Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny John M. Broder contributed from Springfield, Illinois; Carl Hulse contributed from Washington; and Dalia Sussman from New York. * Democratic delegates from across the country and around the world converged here Sunday, many of whom said they were energized by the choice of Joseph Biden Jr. to be Senator Barack Obama's running mate, as party leaders sought to patch up resentments and rivalries lingering from the primaries. The...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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