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#1. I am not one to seek simple causes. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#2. Nuclear power plants built in the areas usually thought of as earthquake zones, such as the California coastline, have a surprisingly low risk of damage from those earthquakes. Why? They built anticipating a major quake. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#3. Nine of 10 whites in Chicago borrow from top-drawer banks and mortgage companies, which the industry calls prime lenders. They lend to people with A credit ratings, making loans at competitive rates. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#4. The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#5. Mohammed al-Qahtani was not alleged to be a leader of the Sept. 11 plot. He was not trained as a pilot. If he was involved, he was one of the 'muscle' hijackers. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#6. The Federal Government is achieving its stated goal of helping more minorities go from being renters to being owners. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#7. Though the platitude - money can't buy happiness - may be comforting to those who are less than well heeled, great wealth doesn't ensure sadness either. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#8. What are the odds that a nuclear emergency like the one at Fukushima Dai-ichi could happen in the central or eastern United States? They'd have to be astronomical, right? - Author: Bill Dedman
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#9. Groups that work in black neighborhoods around the country have contended that much of subprime lending is 'predatory lending.' - Author: Bill Dedman
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#10. Humidity notwithstanding, summer seems to bring out the best of Cincinnati. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#11. After Huguette Clark died in 2011 at age 104, 19 relatives challenged her will, claiming she was mentally ill and had been defrauded by her nurse, attorney and accountant. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#12. Because appearing to be fair is part of being fair, most mainstream news organizations discourage marching for causes, displaying political bumper stickers or giving cash to candidates. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#13. Many visitors to Chicago know the Loop, the shops on the Magnificent Mile, and the Museum Campus. Meanwhile, much of the bustle is in the developing neighborhoods around the Loop: North, South and West. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#14. Subprime lending is growing faster in black areas than in white areas. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#15. This may be the only example in history of an individual financing an entire railroad of significance out of his own pocket. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#16. One-third of all professional baseball players come from Latin America, and Sosa is following role models such as the late Roberto Clemente, a Puerto Rican, from whom he adopted the No. 21. Now he is a model for others. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#17. Companies are accustomed to dismissing employees for misuse of computers at work. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#18. At one point, Sarah Palin sent her husband instructions to stock up on 'fresh fruit and veggies' for the kids, and 'as little processed foods as possible.' - Author: Bill Dedman
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#19. Less than a year after the Sept. 11 attacks, al-Qaida attacks were continuing: the firebombing of a synagogue in Tunisia in April, a bomb outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi in June. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#20. The Federal Highway Administration has allowed states to take advantage of a loophole in federal regulations, delaying bridge inspections to every four years instead of the two years normally required. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#21. In Montana, where Sen. William Andrews Clark made his fortune and lost his reputation, people had assumed that all his children were long dead. After all, he was born in 1839 and was of age to serve in the Civil War. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#23. Huguette Clark was an artist, a painter and doll collector. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#24. A city built on rivers and bituminous coal, Pittsburgh in the '90s has survived the boom and bust years. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#25. There's a longstanding tradition that journalists don't cheer in the press box. They have opinions, like anyone else, but they are expected to keep those opinions out of their work. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#26. Lie detectors sometimes work because people believe they work, deterring the wrong people from applying for jobs in the first place, or prompting admissions of guilt during interrogations. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#27. MSNBC policy requires journalists to report any potential conflict of interest and to seek approval from the president of NBC News before making any political contribution. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#28. The senior thesis of Hillary D. Rodham, Wellesley College class of 1969, has been speculated about, spun, analyzed, debated, criticized and defended. But rarely has it been read, because for the eight years of Bill Clinton's presidency it was locked away. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#29. Federal agencies that own bridges have some of the worst records for on-time inspections. Nearly 3,000 bridges owned by U.S. government agencies went more than two years between checkups. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#30. As more workers lose manufacturing jobs as companies cut back, some are being forced into lower-paying retail jobs. But they still have union cards in their wallets. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#31. New flood maps in many states have raised the estimation of flood risks along rivers, streams and oceans, adding many properties to flood zones for the first time. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#32. Forty states have sued tobacco companies over the costs of health care for residents on Medicaid and public assistance. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#33. Many police departments still use DNA evidence the way they have used fingerprints and tire tracks: to determine whether a suspect committed the crime. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#34. State and federal laws protect whistle-blowers, those who refuse to do something illegal, and workers who file claims for workers' compensation. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#35. Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis of every Wellesley alumna is available in the college archives for anyone to read - except for those written by either a 'president or first lady of the United States.' - Author: Bill Dedman
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#36. The Manhattan district attorney has closed the well-publicized investigation of the handling of the $300 million fortune of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark - without charging anyone with a crime. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#37. William Andrews Clark was caught in a bribery scandal during a campaign for the U.S. Senate - he was said to describe the Montana legislators this way: 'I never bought a man who wasn't for sale.' - Author: Bill Dedman
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#38. In 1900, the typical American was a boy, not yet a teenager, named John. He lived with his parents and his sisters, Mary and Helen, on a farm in New York or Pennsylvania. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#39. Sammy Sosa grew up without a father in the back of a converted public hospital in San Pedro de Macoris, a dusty seaside town in the Dominican Republic. His father, Juan Montero, died when Sosa was 5. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#40. The Secret Service once watched for people who fit the popular profile of dangerousness: the lunatic, the loner, the threatener, the hater. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#41. History is the best guide to the future. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#42. The proud little man was accompanied by three discreet touches of male vanity: a gold watch chain hanging from his dapper white waistcoat, a polka-dotted silk cravat held tightly to his high collar by a pearl stickpin, and his thirty-six-year-old wife. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#43. In Chicago, integrated neighborhoods do not stay integrated for long. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#44. Some parents believe that competition helps prepare children to succeed. Others fear that their children will not be able to handle failure. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#45. It's hard to say whether the general incidence of school violence of all types is increasing or not. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#46. A CBS spokesman said the network's policy was tightened in September 2006 to forbid contributions to political campaigns. Previously, there was a bit of wiggle room. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#47. Todd Palin's frequent presence in the governor's office led some in Juneau to call him the 'Shadow Governor.' But it had never been clear, at least to the public, what roles he played. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#48. America's schools and streets are safer than Americans know. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#49. John Glenn's father, known as Herschel, was mostly deaf from injuries in World War I. To help out at home, young Glenn sold rhubarb all over town from the family garden. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#50. In New York, FEMA granted the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club's request to be remapped from the high-risk flood zone in August 2012 - just two months before the club was damaged and its outbuildings destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, which stacked up yachts at its docks like pick-up sticks. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#51. Federal regulations forbid delaying inspections for fracture-critical bridges like the fallen Minneapolis bridge - the kind with a lack of redundancy in design, so that a single failure in a load-bearing part can cause the entire bridge to collapse. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#52. It may be no surprise that Pittsburgh has direct flights to London, Paris and Frankfurt, but consider this: many of the tourists here have come from Europe to the capital of culture in the Alleghenies. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#53. If police officers routinely issue tickets for the most serious traffic offenses, they'll be treating drivers of all races, sexes, and ages equally. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#54. In votes cast, Latinos have increased to five million in the 1996 Presidential election, up from two million in the 1976 election. The number of Hispanic elected officials has not risen so fast. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#55. A 'Globe' examination found that Boston police officers exercise broad discretion when deciding whether to issue a ticket. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#56. Spring and summer in Pittsburgh mean outdoor festivals. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#57. NBC News found that FEMA has redrawn maps even for properties that have repeatedly filed claims for flood losses from previous storms. At least some of the properties are on the secret 'repetitive loss list' that FEMA sends to communities to alert them to problem properties. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#58. Reggie Campbell and Kathleen Goldsmith are participants in an American success story, the unprecedented boom of home-buying by African-Americans in the 1990s. Only he is black and she is white. When he moved into the neighborhood, she moved out. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#59. ABC forbids political activity by journalists. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#60. About 100 firefighters a year die in the line of duty in the U.S. Heart attacks on the job and vehicle accidents on the way to the fires account for about half. The other half are traumatic deaths while fighting fires. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#61. Community groups contend that door-to-door loan sales are often followed by foreclosures. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#62. Many company policies restrict use of E-mail, limit access to offensive Web sites and prohibit disclosure of confidential information. Few policies, if any, directly address personal Web pages. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#63. Although the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has stagnated, dropping 12 percent from a high in the early 1980s, the number of retail jobs has risen 43 percent. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#64. In Atlanta, with a large African-American population, Sosa is often considered a black man. In Miami and Los Angeles, with larger Hispanic populations, he is a Latino man, and the black label is rejected as robbing Hispanics of a hero. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#65. Even with good maps, there's no guarantee that the public will get the word about landslide hazards, or that state and local governments will take action to discourage or prevent building in dangerous areas. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#66. A foundation representing firefighters who die in the line of duty is calling for Congress to strip the Centers for Disease Control of its role investigating firefighter deaths. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#67. American nuclear reactors are well into middle age. The median age of an operating reactor in the U.S. is 34 years, placing start-up in midst of the Carter administration. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#68. In Los Angeles, the Police Department buys a 40-foot refrigerated trailer truck every six months just to hold DNA evidence. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#69. Each year, at the typical nuclear reactor in the U.S., there's a 1 in 74,176 chance of an earthquake strong enough to cause damage to the reactor's core, which could expose the public to radiation. No tsunami required. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#70. Cincinnatians support a symphony, an opera, a ballet, museums, many galleries and theater groups. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#71. Brand names are well known to business school professors, but only one professor is a brand name herself. Call her Professor Oprah. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#72. While the House of Blues slogan has been 'In blues we trust,' its stages are usually filled with more reliable moneymakers - Neil Diamond and A Tribe Called Quest among them. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#73. In Illinois, where legislators are paid $45,000, plus as much as $10,000 for leadership work, about half are full-time politicians. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#74. Disclosure of private e-mails from government officials has been a legal issue in many states. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#75. With better gear, firefighters no longer surround and drown a fire - they go in. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#76. Groups that advocate open government have argued that it's vital to know the names of White House visitors, who may have an outsized influence on policy matters. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#77. 'John Doe' is typically used in a warrant when the accused is known by an alias or by a physical description. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#78. Like most other states, Illinois has little regulation of the economic interests of legislators and relies on public disclosure to keep the lawmaking honest. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#79. White Star liner. The Clarks were booked for passage from New York to Ireland to Cherbourg. This crossing would be a treat, the second voyage of the largest ship afloat: the RMS Titanic. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#80. In the rest of the story, Sleeping Beauty and the prince marry and have children. An ogress demands that the children and princess be cooked and served to her, though they are saved. Disney's animated films also left out that part, agreeing with Huguette's editing. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#81. Ted Williams, an extraordinary hitter in his day, has said the swing starts in the hips, and Sosa arrived with one of the strongest lower bodies in the game. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#82. There is no accurate or useful 'profile' of students who engage in targeted school violence. Some come from good homes, some from bad. Some have good grades, some bad. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#84. California house, a palace on a cliff by the Pacific, and her father's house, the largest in New York City, with a tower and 121 rooms, including one adorned with gold. Taking all this in, the neurologist wasn't exactly sure how much to credit this tale of - Author: Bill Dedman
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#85. Wal-Mart has always paid low wages, or, as Sam Walton put it, 'as little as we could get by with at the time.' - Author: Bill Dedman
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#86. cultivate imagination, which means to develop your power of sympathy, and I entreat you to decide thoughtfully what makes a human being great in his time and in his station. The - Author: Bill Dedman
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#87. In more than 500 instances, from the Gulf of Alaska to Bar Harbor, Maine, FEMA has remapped waterfront properties from the highest-risk flood zone, saving the owners as much as 97 percent on the premiums they pay into the financially strained National Flood Insurance Program. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#88. Fans love McGwire for his powerful physique, for his on-field hugs of his son, the part-time bat boy. He is Big Mac, or Paul Bunyan in Cardinals red with a white-ash bat instead of an ax. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#89. In the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, farmer-legislators write the agriculture laws. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#90. Polygraphs are not allowed as evidence in most U.S. courts, but they're routinely used in police investigations, and the Defense Department relies heavily on them for security screening. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#91. Firefighters go where they're needed, sometimes ignoring the dangers even when no one is inside a burning building to be saved. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#92. The term 'triage' normally means deciding who gets attention first. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#93. Although some Clinton biographers have been quick to label Alinsky a communist, he maintained that he never joined the Communist Party. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#94. Jason McDermott can be the most ingratiating young man: a born politician. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#95. Eccentricity is not a psychiatric disorder. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#96. More than 30 of America's 100 nuclear power reactors have the same brand of General Electric reactors or containment system used in Fukushima. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#97. New York state ethics rules prohibit lawyers from soliciting gifts from clients 'for the benefit of the lawyer or a person related to the lawyer.' - Author: Bill Dedman
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#98. The Iraq war fueled distrust of the press from both sides. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#99. Polygraphs have sparked a fierce debate for at least a century. - Author: Bill Dedman
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#100. Both CNN and NPR prohibit political activity by all journalists, no matter their assignment. - Author: Bill Dedman
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