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They obtained a gag order against the defendant and his lawyers restricting what they could say about the case for several months.Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Edwin Morris Kocurek is a hard-working and loyal employee,” said his first evaluation, obtained through an open-records request.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I eventually left the West Bank for Jordan with a visa I obtained from the French embassy.
A transcript and an audio recording of his remarks were obtained by The Daily Beast.Pro-Palestinian Group Lectured On Skirting Terror Laws|Shane Harris|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That could change, however, if ISIS obtained the knowledge to build hard-to-detect bombs.
Very true it is that proof of the sort desired is often impossible; but it is obtained sometimes.The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
Countess Ammiani obtained her consent that she would not quit her side.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
He had obtained his passport, and had come to wish me good-bye.Valerie|Frederick Marryat
They are obtained from fragments of the gigantic salt vessels so plentiful in that locality.
The most perfect arrangement can be obtained by getting a watchmaker to drill a fine hole through a piece of sheet metal.Photographic Amusements, Ninth Edition|Walter E. Woodbury and Frank R. Fraprie