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Controversy

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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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Earlier in the week, Royal Navy's chief Philip Jones told the Financial Times newspaper that the United Kingdom should "showcase" support for its allies in the Asia Pacific region and send warships to sail through the disputable waters in the South China Sea.
Disputable issues that arise sometimes in Belarus-Russia relations will be traditionally handled in the spirit of mutual understanding and compromise.
According to Yahoo Sports, Roach, who is in Hawaii for relaxation, has suggested to Pacquiao that he should retire in the aftermath of his disputable loss to Jeff Horn last Sunday in Brisbane.
The figure is disputable as the assessment made by the authorities is exaggerated.
In his words, Kiev's demand that the transit fee be raised from USD 2.7 to USD 5 per 1000 cubic meters is "unfair" and "disputable".Gazprom's top executive added there are instruction from President Putin for negotiations to be carried out between the Russian giant and Naftogaz for the post-2019 period.
A vote-by-vote cooperation is the least binding agreement for the participants and allows the parties to keep their stance unchanged on disputable issues.
The intensive talks are held at the government level concerning disputable areas, construction of roads in border areas, use of Kyrgyz pastures by Tajik citizens, Sapar Isakov explained.
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Earlier the Constitutional Court of Armenia ruled unconstitutional the disputable articles of a law on mandatory pension plan.
Issues relating to the influence of shifting cultivation and oil palm plantation on the environment and ecosystem are still disputable because the discussion is usually based on the stereotypical views lacking ecological evidence.
They claim that only USD14m worth of transactions may be disputable.
If such sums are available - sadly disputable at this time - it would surely be more sensible to help the survival of the language by, for instance, supporting threatened village schools in the Welsh heartlands.