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2009-03-12 15:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman John Conyers, Jr., (D-MI) will be the keynote speaker for the 11th annual National Freedom of Information Day Conference kicking off this year's Sunshine Week events at the Newseum and across the nation. The National FOI Day Conference, sponsored by the First Amendment Center, will be held on Friday, March 13, in the conference facilities at the Newseum located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue (6th Street entrance, Knight Conference...

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2009-01-21 14:05:17

On Wednesday, the government lost its final attempt to revive a federal law intended to protect children from sexual material and other objectionable content on the Internet.

2008-12-08 16:56:00

DETROIT, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Ashenfelter and The Detroit Free Press met the highest ethical standards in reporting the Justice Department's 2004 internal investigation of former Assistant U.S.

2008-11-03 06:00:14

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- When Cher invoked a four-letter expletive during her acceptance speech at a televised awards show, federal regulators deemed it indecent. So, too, when NYPD Blue detective Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) used dirty words.

2008-10-12 03:00:14

By Cooke, Dominic Forty years ago, the Theatres Bill removed from the Lord Chamberlain his centuriesold power to censor the British stage. Under a law unchanged since 1843, every work intended for production in British theatres had first to be submitted to, and approved by, his office.

2008-10-10 06:00:20

Text of report in English by Turkish privately-owned, mass- circulation daily Hurriyet website on 9 October Websites will continue to be banned as long as they post content inappropriate for Turkish families, a Turkish minister said Wednesday [8 October].

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By NOK-NOI RICKER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BREWER - A meeting to discuss open burning, originally scheduled for last Tuesday, was rescheduled for the morning of Oct. 7 and then rescheduled again to Oct. 8 in order for the meeting to be held at night, City Clerk Pam Ryan said.

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By NOK-NOI RICKER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BREWER - Having backyard fires just for the fun of it may be banned if proposed changes to the permissible open burning rules and regulations go forward without changes.

2008-09-27 12:30:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Orange County Register ended up in the headlines this week after a judge barred the newspaper from covering testimony in a $100 million lawsuit filed against it by newspaper deliverers.

2008-09-07 06:00:08

Text of an article in Dari entitled: "Government and parliament divided over the media law", published by Afghan independent secular daily newspaper Hasht-e Sobh on 6 September Some journalist associations have criticized the repeated approval of the media law on the grounds that the required amendments have not been accommodated.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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