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He told The Washington Post early in his tenure that he hoped “to get America to where it sees subtle forms of segregation” but at times found himself contending with more blatant ones.Drew S. Days III, first African American to lead civil rights division at Justice Department, dies at 79|Emily Langer|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
She contends he had promised the sperm donor would resemble her husband and come from a similar ethnic background.Woman sues after learning ‘anonymous’ sperm donor was her own fertility doctor|Rachel Weiner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
As if the ongoing pandemic and economic fallout weren’t enough to contend with, publishers are facing up to a privacy revolution that will upend targeted advertising.Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era|Pierre Bienaimé|November 17, 2020|Digiday
Long-term, the franchise cannot contend while skating on such thin ice.
Who can win the Masters, who can but won’t and who to pick in your poolAs far as the Masters is concerned, however, DeChambeau has never really contended.Masters picks: The best bets to put on the green jacket|Matt Bonesteel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
The Habsburg army, however, Watson contends, were exceptionally bloodthirsty.
More importantly, contends Winroth, the Vikings were acting completely rationally with their raids.
The economic recovery in Europe, contends Winroth, “was during the Viking Age.”
He contends that another Islamic Jihad member watched the events from an adjacent house.
Israel, however, contends that UNRWA sustains Hamas by employing and sheltering its members.
This possibility is eliminated, he contends, by the occurrence of spontaneous generation.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England|Charles W. Bodemer
It contends that it is equal to, as good as, any other; and there is no evidence why this should not be so.Explanation of Catholic Morals|John H. Stapleton
He contends in his Further Considerations, in answer to a tract by Lowndes, that clipped money should go only by weight.
In summary: V and V´ are not, as Fisher contends, independent of the quantity of money.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Judge Douglas contends that if any one man chooses to enslave another, no third man has a right to object.Abraham Lincoln|George Haven Putnam