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Jul 10, 2016 Police used a robot to kill -- The key questions

QUOTE: While there are links to the discussion on the future of killer robots, known as LAWS (lethal autonomous weapons systems), there are also three important differences to keep in mind.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Mar 06, 2012 Saints admit to 'bounty' program

QUOTE: The New Orleans Saints admitted Tuesday to paying bonuses for hits that would knock opposing players out of a game....former NBA star Charles Barkley said he had taken part in a bounty program during his basketball playing days in the 1980s.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Feb 11, 2012 Dishonest doctors: Why physicians lie

QUOTE: although two-thirds of doctors agree they should share serious medical errors with their patients, one-third did not completely agree. Nearly two-fifths of the respondents said they did not disclose their financial relationships with drug and device companies. And more than 55% of physicians said they often or sometimes described a patient's prognosis in a more positive manner than the facts might support.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Apr 20, 2011 Stumbling Into Bad Behavior

QUOTE: They overlook transgressions — bending a rule to help a colleague, overlooking information that might damage the reputation of a client — because it is in their interest to do so… Good people unknowingly contribute to unethical actions, so reforms need to address the often hidden influences on our behavior.

New York Times
Jul 26, 2009 Should Schools Use Restraints on Students?

QUOTE: The Government Accountability Office reported more than 33,000 incidents of restraint or seclusion [of students] last year at schools in Texas and California, two of only six states that track such data. Nineteen states have no regulations at all regarding the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.

Jul 13, 2009 Marking the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. nuclear meltdown

QUOTE: A reactor in Chatsworth began leaking radioactive gas on July 14, 1959. Some area residents blame the facility for their health issues and say the site remains contaminated.

Los Angeles Times
Jul 12, 2009 How the Media Wrestle With the Web (Link by Link)

QUOTE: In short, where it involved describing the Neda video or repeating what was being reported from Tehran via blogs or Twitter, traditional news outlets were willing to recognize that what was appearing online was newsworthy — if only for the reactions it was causing among the public in Iran and abroad.

New York Times
Aug 10, 2007 Magic is No Longer Illusion: The Duel of Magicians in Revealing the Secrets to Longstanding Magic Tricks

QUOTE: In the Question of Whether to Reveal or Not to Reveal the Secrets to Traditional Magic Tricks...the Issue Has Evolved into a Deep Philosophical and Legal Debate

Associated Content (AC)
Apr 23, 2006 Whistle-Stop Campaigns: Some Firms Are Trying to Limit Protection Of Workers Who Expose Wrongdoing

QUOTE: the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act...included sweeping provisions to encourage employees to blow the whistle on corporate wrongdoing...Now those provisions are being tested, with attempts underway to narrow the scope of the act. This is troubling to the bill's supporters, who view whistle-blowers as a first line of defense for investors, fellow employees, retirees and ultimately the public at large...

Washington Post
Jan 09, 2004 Bias Issue Faces Judge in Monsanto Case

QUOTE: A federal judge... presiding over a price-fixing case involving the Monsanto Company did not disclose to the parties in the case that in 1997 and 1998 he was listed as a lawyer representing Monsanto in a case that covered some of the same issues...

New York Times
Apr 20, 2003 Lawyer Whose Disclosure Brought Down a Judge Is Punished

QUOTE: A lawyer who divulged a client's confidences to bring down a corrupt judge acted improperly, the Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. It suspended the lawyer, Douglas Schafer, for six months.

New York Times
Apr 04, 2003 Army chaplain offers baptisms, baths

QUOTE: Army chaplain Josh Llano of Houston...sees the water shortage, which has kept thousands of filthy soldiers from bathing for weeks, as an opportunity.

Miami Herald
Mar 05, 2003 Lesbian gets OK to sue for bias: San Diego County woman was refused infertility treatment by doctors

QUOTE: In a ruling that gay rights advocates described as a national first, a state appellate court on Tuesday allowed a lesbian to sue her doctors for refusing to treat her.

San Francisco Chronicle
Mar 01, 2003 Architecture as Politics

QUOTE: Segal and Weizman position the Israeli government and its architects as willing aggressors in a power struggle already weighed toward their side.

Metropolis Magazine
Feb 16, 2003 States' Rights Take a Back Seat in Ashcroft's Justice Department

QUOTE: He is not, though he attended Yale and the University of Chicago Law School, a patrician establishment lawyer like Francis B. Biddle, who served under President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II.

New York Times
Feb 14, 2003 Death Penalty Cases Raise Race Questions

QUOTE: All the cases in the New York region in which Attorney General John Ashcroft has ordered federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty involve black or Hispanic defendants...the information...moves those prosecutors into a wider debate about the fairness of the federal death penalty.

New York Times
Oct 22, 2002 School Lies

QUOTE: Does it matter if executives overstate their educational credentials? After all, every corporation has an apparatus...that churns out occasionally misleading data aimed at burnishing the image of the company and its executives.

Oct 09, 2002 Buildings donated by 'corrupt' CEOs face name shame

QUOTE: But now, those big donors have tarnish around their names. Some of them are in jail, some are indicted and accused by the government of being crooks. Should those names be sandblasted off the walls?
Jul 14, 2002 That Quest to Enhance Beauty Can Leave Scars

QUOTE: ...medically complex cosmetic procedures are being offered in beauty salons, day spas and some nurses' clinics. And sometimes, they say, the procedures are performed by unlicensed or unqualified people, increasing the chances of something going wrong.

New York Times
Jun 30, 2002 A Hospital's Conflict Of Interest: Patients Weren't Told Of Stake in Cancer Drug

QUOTE: [M.D. Anderson Cancer Center] One of the nation's largest cancer centers enrolled 195 people in tests of an experimental drug without informing them that the institution's president held a financial interest in the product that stood to earn him millions.

Washington Post
Jun 15, 2002 AMA Officer Sparks Ethics Debate: Doctor-Lawyer's Business Advises on How to Avoid Malpractice Suits

QUOTE: ...evidence that the nation's largest medical organization [American Medical Association (AMA)] is focused too heavily on legal strategy and not enough on good medicine.

Washington Post
Jun 13, 2002 Vermont to Require Drug Makers to Disclose Payments to Doctors

QUOTE: ...Vermont is expected today to become the first state in the nation to require pharmaceutical companies to disclose their gifts and cash payments to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.

New York Times
Jun 13, 2002 Where Can Execs Learn Ethics?

QUOTE: Given the [recent] ethical would seem logical for business schools to put a sharper focus on teaching future business leaders to do the right thing...But what are they doing to really combat recurrences of such behavior?

May 22, 2002 The Ethical Divide: Keeping 'Business' and 'Life' Separate

QUOTE: Is it possible… that other people have different rules for "business" and "life"? Or is it even possible that some people act that way, but say they don't?

Apr 28, 2002 The Ethicist: Swing Away

QUOTE: The rules of a sport constitute a code of conduct and imply a degree of risk all players accept.

New York Times
Mar 17, 2002 Many Doctors Say They Are Refusing Medicare Patients

QUOTE: For the first time, significant numbers of doctors are refusing to take new Medicare patients, saying the government now pays them too little to cover the costs of caring for the elderly.

New York Times
Jan 12, 2002 When a Gift Isn't Right

QUOTE: Thus it appears that a businessman looking for assistance in gaining a contract with a foreign government can give a senator thousands of dollars in cash and other gifts in hopes that he will get a friendly hearing when he comes to visit. He just has to be careful not to say he wants a specific action in return for the gifts.

New York Times
Jan 07, 2002 Poking Your Nose in Other People's Business

QUOTE: How much spying does your company do--and how much will it admit to?

Nov 23, 2001 Breaking Law or Principles to Give Information to U.S.

QUOTE: Kathleen Hensman, a public librarian in Delray Beach, Fla., recognized some of the suspected hijackers....She immediately called the police. That broke a Florida law that guarantees confidentiality to library patrons.

New York Times
Nov 08, 2001 4 Oregon Patients Seeking Suicide Sue U.S.

QUOTE: Today, just three days before he would have been entitled to obtain the barbiturates that could enable him to choose the hour of his death, Mr. Holmes found himself at the center of an extraordinary legal battle unfolding between his home state and the United States Justice Department, which on Tuesday moved to strike down the Oregon...

New York Times
Nov 07, 2001 U.S. Acts to Stop Assisted Suicides

QUOTE: Taking square aim at a measure approved twice by voters in Oregon, Attorney General John Ashcroft authorized federal agents yesterday to take action against doctors who prescribe lethal drugs for terminally ill patients.

New York Times
Aug 22, 2001 Dioceses Settle Case of Man Accusing Priest of Molestation

QUOTE: ...two Roman Catholic dioceses have announced the settlement of a case in which a Southern California man accused a priest of molesting him when he was a student in a parochial high school...

New York Times
Jul 08, 2001 For Tomorrow's Army, Cadets Full of Questions

QUOTE: [at West Point] of the proliferation of MOOTW's (military operations other than war); of a top-to-bottom Pentagon review of what the military's purpose really is; of the pernicious effects of thinking that wars can be won without casualties or planned around the goal of "casualty aversion"...

New York Times
May 31, 2001 Competition Sprouts One-Stop Law Firms

QUOTE: Lawrence J. Fox...who was active in the decision by American Bar Association to deny law firms the ability to share legal fees with nonlawyers in so-called multidisciplinary practices, said that ancillary businesses posed a number of concerns.

New York Times
May 27, 2001 Is Honor Up for Grabs? Education Isn't About Surveillance

QUOTE: The emphasis was on the ineffectiveness of U-Va.'s anachronistic "code," rather than the knottier moral question of its students' "honor."

Washington Post
May 10, 2001 U. of Virginia Hit By Scandal Over Cheating

QUOTE: Some 122 students stand accused of cheating on term papers in a popular introductory physics class, with as many as half of them expected to face the only penalty available for cheating here: expulsion or loss of degrees

New York Times
Jan 18, 2001 Tabloid News Again Floods the Mainstream

QUOTE: ...legitimate news story," says Enquirer Editor Steve Coz. "You've got the spiritual leader for Bill Clinton during the Monica sex scandal embroiled in an affair of his own...

Washington Post