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“Bishops reject Obama’s compromise on contraception services,” National Catholic Reporter, Feb. 28, 2012. “In a series of forceful public statements, speeches and congressional testimony, the U.S. bishops in mid-February rejected outright a compromise offered by President Barack Obama on a controversial federal mandate requiring coverage of contraceptive services in health care plans.”

“Senate rejects change to contraception rule,” National Catholic Reporter, March 1, 2012. “The Senate on Thursday defeated a Republican-led bid to insert a broad religious exemption into a federal mandate that requires most employers and health insurance companies to provide free contraception coverage.”

“Memorial scheduled for Marv Davidov,” Star Tribune, March 1, 2012. “A memorial meeting will be held on Saturday, March 10, for Marv Davidov, the prominent Twin Cities antiwar activist, who died Jan. 14.”

“People & Practices,” Minnesota Lawyer, March 2, 2012. “Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that Matthew Shea, a principal with the firm’s Trust, Estate & Charitable Planning practice group, has been elected as a fellow to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).”

“Make room, Socrates, for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé,” Star Tribune, March 4, 2012. “Using pop icons to study broader issues is part of an academic trend.”

“In climate wars, advocacy by some researchers brings risks,” Washington Post, March 4. 2012. “Everybody talks about the weather, Mark Twain famously wrote, but nobody does anything about it.”

“Ex.-Md. governor Erhlich plans law school clinic, training program for felons seeking pardons,” Washington Post, March 5, 2012. “For years, lawyers, faith-based groups and students have helped file petitions for inmates seeking to cut short lengthy prison sentences. But there have been no comparable resources for felons who sought pardons after serving their time.”

“Can electronic pull-tabs pull in enough stadium revenue?” MinnPost, March 7, 2012. “A major pillar of the Vikings stadium proposal unveiled last week is tax revenue from an expansion in charitable gambling.”