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  • Bill Fordes, a 1971 graduate who is now a producer for NBC's "Law & Order" franchise, says the announcement was a ham-handed attempt to calm alumni outrage over what the lawsuit describes as a decades-long cover-up.

    NYDN Rss

  • Mr. Bell said the Atlantic region continues to be in a decades-long cycle of increased activity, with expectations for exceptionally high storm levels also supported by the third-warmest level of Atlantic Ocean temperatures and a possible reoccurrence of the La Niña weather phenomenon.

    Above-Average Storm Activity Still Forecast

  • After the decades-long Great Migration, the share of blacks in the South hit a low of about 53% in the 1970s, before civil rights legislation and the passage of time began to improve the social climate in the region.

    Census estimates show more U.S. blacks moving South

  • Indeed, in many ways, the search for Gaddafi's assets has given new importance to decades-long anti-corruption and asset recovery movements -- and may very well establish an important model for other countries seeking to recover stolen assets and end the impunity that is so often associated with dictators and grand corruption.

    Mark V. Vlasic: The Search for Gaddafi's Assets: How Libya and the Arab Spring Have Renewed the Global Fight Against Corruption

  • In Germany, retired U.S. auto worker John Demjanjuk was convicted of thousands of counts of acting as an accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp and sentenced to five years in prison—closing one chapter in a decades-long legal battle.

    World Watch

  • In the 1970s, Congress passed restrictions on the job after revelations of abuses during the decades-long tenure of J.

    Obama Seeks to Extend Term of FBI's Mueller

  • Mr. Madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence after admitting in 2009 to carrying out a decades-long fraud.

    Madoff Trustee Sues Safra National Bank of NY

  • But Andrew Gelman took a more systematic look at the issue and finds that the uniformity of presidential election swings has been experiencing a steady (especially if you include the one-off case of the southern swing to Carter in 1976), decades-long increase:

    Matthew Yglesias » Elections Getting Duller

  • For Mr. Nesbitt, 67 years old, any failure to shield his hotels from Mr. Eilian could be an inglorious coda to a decades-long career building hotels.

    Minus Pony, Hotelier Fends Off Wily Rival

  • The opinion from the European Court of Justice is a setback in a decades-long effort by EU nations to come up with a single patent regime that would cover all of them.

    World Watch

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