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Controversy

See also Scandal.
Avignon
location of alternate papacy (1309–1377). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 376]
Birth of a Nation, The
film elicits emotional response (1915). [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 36–39]
Chicago 8 trial
alleged ringleaders of Chicago riots tried in circus atmosphere (1969). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 630]
Drell Scott decision
Supreme Court decision concerning freedom of slaves (1857). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 151–152]
Origin of Species, The
once revolutionary theory of evolution and natural selection (1859). [Br. Science: The Origin of Species]
Pentagon Papers
Defense Department’s Vietnam policy papers leaked to press. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 376]
Rite of Spring, The
Stravinsky’s score caused riot at premiere (1913). [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1900]
Sacco and Vanzetti
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) Italian immigrants tried and executed for murder in witch-hunt for anarchists. [Am. Hist.: Sacco-Vanzetti Case: A Transcript]
Scopes trial
concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools (1925). [Am. Hist.: Allen, 142–146]
Scottsboro Case
cause célèbre concerning nine Negro men, two white girls (1931). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 753]
scrap of paper
pre-WWI Belgian neutrality; German disregard precipitated British involvement. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 450]
Stamp Act
legislative development contributing to American Revolution (1765). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 475]
Tonkin Gulf
disputed N. Vietnamese attacks escalated U.S. war effort (1964). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 595]
Warren Report
government’s much disputed conclusion that President Kennedy’s assassin acted alone. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 594]
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President Rodrigo Duterte fired Faeldon amid the controversy on the early release of heinous crime convicts.
The initiative taken by the minister and scientists show their willingness to resolve the issue in order to eliminate the chances of controversy. Nearly every year we have been seeing controversy erupting over the sighting of Eid moon and, consequently, people celebrating Eid on two and even three days in different parts of the country.
To do so, the defendants must file a notice of removal containing "a plausible allegation that the amount in controversy exceeds the jurisdictional threshold." Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co.
This was such a significant controversy, that another author declared it as 'one of the most significant events in postwar literary history.'
The ongoing Sabarimala issue has almost become a global issue now with so many media houses from the West and the East seriously focusing on the current controversy. In fact the people from my native areas like Tiruchendur, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu have long been on the Sabarimala pilgrimage.
New Delhi [India], Jan 3 ( ANI ): Dismissing the controversy surrounding the Rafale fighter jet deal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that it is present "only in the minds" of the Congress, even as several MPs from the party staged a walkout from the Upper House.
He said besides ending the jurisdiction controversy, the installation of the signboards would help the police check crimes.
The school cites sexual misconduct involving a female student while his agency cites a controversy in the classroom.
On being asked about her take on controversies, Mahira said, 'This is my first bout with controversy. I never knew this can also happen.
Summary: Analysts say the timing of the Gujarat elections and the Taj controversy is suspect
Morgan Lewis today welcomes Jenny Austin, a skilled federal tax controversy lawyer and seasoned tax litigator, as a partner in Chicago.
And Texas' top liquor regulator resigned amid controversy uncovered in a Texas Tribune investigation.