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One witness said the gunfire began after a traffic collision, which drew the attention of a nearby police officer.
First, they allow Paul to siphon off attention from whichever potential candidate is making news.
In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.
Anyone who tries to draw attention to threats instead of quietly burying them is worsening the problem.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In an effort to gain early attention, he focused his attention on the Iowa precinct caucuses, which had never mattered much.
This attracted much attention, and the London journals praised the artist.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
His parents were peasants and he wrought as a day laborer till he attracted attention.
The little crowd and the boats on the beach were right under them and no one paid any attention or seemed to be in a hurry.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The card table profitably occupies some six to eight hours daily of these old fellows' attention.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Claude de Vert died; he devoted much attention to the ceremonies of the church of Rome, of which he wrote a history.