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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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Reverting to the 'tragedy of the detained fishermen', there appears to be hardly a respite on the horizon, unless the two countries show the political will to settle the Sir Creek squabble. As things stand, there is little likelihood of this happening in the foreseeable future.
About ten days ago, Vice Mayor Duterte and his daughter Isabelle figured in an online squabble that started with a tweet from Isabelle to which the vice mayor reacted using his Facebook account.
"A young man had a squabble with his mother in Kirfer village, Zammar district, (80 km) northwestern Mosul, after which the man's father opened fire from his rifle on his son and his 18-year-old daughter-in-law, killing them instantly," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
To settle this noisy squabble, no sacrifice-on the part of the Nepali people-is too great, apparently.
"I didn't realise that there was a squabble, but if I'd have been there I'd have told Gabby to sit down and not even dream about it after the one he took at Sunderland!
One day a petty squabble grows into the war of the buttons.
Leaders of the mainstream communist insurgency movement have been caught up in a bitter internal squabble, top security officials said.
A WOMAN who started five separate blazes in her cousin's house after a squabble was spared prison yesterday.
Ryanair officially launches bid as rival boards squabble. Ryanair yesterday confirmed to the Dublin and London stock exchanges its takeover offer for Aer Lingus.
One liquidity maven at a top bank trading desk in New York tells an apocryphal tale of how a certain hedge fund went down because of a squabble between two principals, ending in messy litigation and uncertainty for the fund's counterparties.
The 15 members of the Security Council--well, really the five permanent members--will squabble privately and find someone they can live with.
If this was not unedifying enough of a spectacle, retired chimps (even boss chimps like ex-Lord Mayor Hermer) are now using these pages to squabble over the cost of civic functions that took place some 20 years since, in a pantomime-style 'Oh yes you did, Oh no I didn't' manner.