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  • Beset by staff turnover and conflicts with business and philanthropic leaders, the mayor has been unable to articulate—let alone deliver on—a plan to restructure finances and services to comport with Detroit's shrinking size.

    Mayor Makes Case for Cuts in Detroit

  • Beset by foul troubles, Butler sometimes used a lineup with one player taller than 6-3.

    Midnight strikes, and time runs out for Butler vs. champion Duke

  • (“The Church of Christ in Every Age,” #584, Common Praise) “Beset by change but Spirit led” — this description of the church could apply to any century and certainly applies today.

    2010 March « Anglican Samizdat

  • Beset by a plague of injuries at wide receiver and an even uglier turnover bug, the Giants still had a scary sack-happy defense, were still 10-6 and still one horrifying, hair-pulling DeSean Jackson punt return from winning the NFC East.

    The Giants Must Decide Who's Worthy of a Big Payday

  • Beset by launch delays, budget woes, faulty data and several federal investigations, Gravity Probe B was finally approved and was launched in 1984.

    NASA Probe Proves Einstein Right

  • Beset by losses from the crisis, Harbinger suspended or limited redemptions in its biggest funds in late 2008 and early 2009, and set aside hard-to-sell holdings, saying the moves were in the best interest of all investors.

    SEC Puts Falcone, Harbinger in Its Sights

  • But after decades packed with titles, the Harlem school now can be saved only by another late-game miracle: Beset by financial woes, it is about to shut down.

    Cold Reality Hits Tradition-Rich Rice

  • Beset with exorbitant rents, severe parking issues, and, at last count, three Starbucks locations, Condesa is a hub of trendy boutiques, trendy cafés, trendy restaurants, and trendy-looking people.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Beset by a declining tax base, growing workforce and huge debt load, the city was facing a cash shortfall in the summer of 1975 and couldn't find the financing to fill the gap.

    Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

  • Beset by injury, he didn't settle into Duke's starting lineup until mid-February.

    It wasn't easy, but title win special for Duke, Coach K

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