U.S. Pursues New Tack in VW Emissions Probe B1
Federal prosecutors are using a bank-fraud statute to go after Volkswagen over its acknowledged cheating on diesel-emissions tests, the first known instance of the government using the law outside of financial misconduct.
We are at a point in American history when candidates for president of the United States are telling voters abominable things – justifying and legitimizing hate. Why aren’t the decent Republican members of Congress and Senate, or former members, or former Republican presidents and vice presidents repudiating this? Where are the news anchors and opinion makers – the Edward R. Murrow’s of today’s national conscience?
By SARA BECK
The suit, filed in Los Angeles by a former student, charges Bikram Choudhury with sexual harassment, discrimination and defamation, and seeks $25,000 in damages.
Obama To Lay Out Economy 'Blueprint'
The president will use the State of the Union to draw sharp differences with Republicans.
(noun) The boundary of a specific area.
|Usage:||At any garrisoned point where the line of demarcation between one country and another is so very narrow as at Niagara, desertion from the ranks can scarcely fail to be of frequent occurrence.|
There was no wind to make a ripple on the foul water within the
harbour, or on the beautiful sea without. The line of demarcation
between the two colours, black and blue, showed the point which the
pure sea would not pass; but it lay as quiet as the abominable
pool, with which it never mixed. Boats without awnings were too
hot to touch; ships blistered at their moorings; the stones of the
quays had not cooled, night or day, for months. Hindoos, Russians,
Chinese, Spaniards, Portuguese, Englishmen, Frenchmen, Genoese,
Neapolitans, Venetians, Greeks, Turks, descendants from all the
builders of Babel, come to trade at Marseilles, sought the shade
alike--taking refuge in any hiding-place from a sea too intensely
blue to be looked at, and a sky of purple, set with one great
flaming jewel of fire.
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
London May 1857
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|flagitious||(adjective) Shockingly brutal or cruel.|
|Synonyms:||atrocious, monstrous, grievous|
|Usage:||All faults or defects, from the slightest misconduct to the most flagitious crime, Pantocyclus attributed to some deviation from perfect regularity in the bodily figure.|
1 〈人・行動・時代などが〉凶悪な, 破廉恥な.
|(adjective) Grossly wicked or reprehensible; abominable.|
|Usage:||Abusing an animal is a heinous act.|
Grossly wicked or reprehensible; abominable: a heinous crime.
[Middle English, from Old French haineus, from haine, hatred, from hair, to hate, from Frankish *hatjan.]
- [héinəs] [形]
2 ((俗))悪い, ひどい, 劣った(crappy).
heinousness hei'nous·ness n.
- misconducts (複数形) • misconducted (過去形) • misconducted (過去分詞) • misconducting (現在分詞) • misconducts (三人称単数現在)
2 ((形式))（官吏などの）違法［不法］行為, 職権乱用, 不正管理, 不当経営.
━━[動] 〔–〕 (他)
1 …の管理［処理］を誤る.2 ((〜 -self))不正を働く；（…と）姦通する((with ...)).