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2011-07-14 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces that in furtherance of its obligations as a federal agency under Executive Order 13166 and the renewed commitment by the Attorney General to facilitate language access for limited English proficiency persons, Chairman Martin R. Castro will hold a press conference in Chicago to discuss increasing access to the Commission. Chairman Castro will also discuss recent Commission activities. The...

2011-07-07 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kimberly Tolhurst, Delegated the Authority of the Staff Director, has announced the appointment of 17 Connecticut citizens to its Connecticut State Advisory Committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/DC08224LOGO ) The Commission appointed Jay A. Bergman of New Britain, Dove A. E. Burns of Wilton, Christine W. Corgel of Westport, Marilyn Ford of Hamden, Elizabeth I. Haynes of Hartford, John W. Herrington of South...

2010-09-07 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 14, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will host a diverse group of scholars, policy makers, public intellectuals, civil rights practitioners and members of the general public to begin a national conversation on defining a new civil rights agenda for the 21st century. The Commission's goal is to spur a fresh dialogue that will lead to a refashioning of the means, goals and methods of civil rights so that they more...

2010-04-14 10:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights today released the names of witnesses who will appear at its public hearing on April 23, 2010 on the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case and the Department of Justice's handling of the matter. Friday, April 23, 2010; 9:30 DATE AND TIME: a.m. ET PLACE: 624 9th St., N.W. Room 540...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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