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2005-07-15 19:38:55

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A lawsuit filed by Brandon Mayfield, the Muslim lawyer detained for two weeks because of a faulty fingerprint match that linked him to last year's Madrid bombings, went to trial on Friday as the U.S. government insisted that it had made a "reasonable mistake." Attorneys for the FBI asked U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken to dismiss parts of the civil case, in which Mayfield, 38, is suing the government for unspecified damages for violating his civil rights and to have...

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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.