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2006-06-05 15:54:30

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc. will pay a total of $48.9 million to settle old lawsuits claiming its predecessor telephone companies NYNEX and Bell Atlantic discriminated against pregnant women, a government agency said on Monday. According to court papers submitted in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Verizon and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, more than $25.3 million has been paid so far and another $23.6 million will be paid in pension...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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