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2009-06-23 14:05:00

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday June 22, 2009 the White House signed a Bill that now gives the authority to oversee the tobacco industry to the FDA. This piece of legislation had been in the works since 1996 and has had very little change before becoming a Law yesterday. "It is a great disappointment that this Congress, which claimed to be so different and supposedly heralded a new era for the United States has seen fit to enact legislation that is over a decade old."...


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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