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Calls to keep cats indoors are often contentious among cat owners, and cats can sometimes reject colorful collars or loud bells designed to make them more noticeable.Meatier meals and more playtime might reduce cats’ toll on wildlife|Jonathan Lambert|February 11, 2021|Science News
After the contentious meeting ended, they spoke privately, and Nesbitt agreed to look into the issue.Confusion and chaos: Inside the vaccine rollout in D.C., Maryland and Virginia|Julie Zauzmer, Gregory S. Schneider, Erin Cox|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Judge Christina Klinger’s ruling sets up what is likely to be an increasingly contentious legal battle over the state’s Amendment A, which allows residents to grow, license and sell cannabis.
That type of union typically seeks federal certification to prove that it represents the majority of employees — a long and often contentious process conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.Six things to know about the latest efforts to bring unions to Big Tech|Gerrit De Vynck, Nitasha Tiku, Jay Greene|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
There are studies that find that keto diets increase energy expenditure, and the issue is very contentious.Is keto really better for weight loss? A new study takes a closer look at the diet.|Tamar Haspel|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
A new study released today in Obstetrics & Gynecology could close this contentious question for good.Abortion Complications Are Rare, No Matter What the Right Says|Samantha Allen|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the first case brought under the Voting Rights Act, so the hearing proved contentious.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Arkansas has long had a contentious relationship with alcohol.
It became a model, rarely emulated, of how digital tools can be used to find common ground in a contentious society.
Those that are hesitant about Powell may point to her contentious “resignation” as the first female ambassador to India in March.
Opposed to the Brachmanes there are philosophers, called Pramnæ, contentious people, and fond of argument.
"A man shouldn't speak more than twice in his first session, and not at first on too contentious a topic," said Sir Edward.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
Possessing a high tempered and somewhat contentious nature, Giberne was involved in numerous sharp controversies.
With unbounded wealth and means of enjoyment, they grew ennuyéed, discontented, and finally contentious.
What but jealousy could give a man that sore contentious wish for the detail of what would make him suffer?The Altar of the Dead|Henry James