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n a prayer making a request on behalf of one's self.
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After the trial the jurors petitioned the Prison and Parole Commission stating that they "did not want to repudiate our verdict" but they did feel that there were "elements in the case that recommend him for parole.
The third is: Does section 21 of the Charter of human rights and freedoms require parliamentarians as a group to dispose of the redress petitioned for?
Petitioned by the National Environmental Trust and others, CPSC did its own study on phthalates in children's toys more than two years go.
California Nurses Association officials said they have collected union authorization cards from a majority of the 575 registered nurses and petitioned the hospital to recognize CNA as the nurses' union representative.