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Politicians are good at finding justifications for doing things they said they wouldn’t.
WHAT MCCONNELL GOT — AND DIDN’T — ON THE FILIBUSTERAARON BLAKEJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A traffic violation was the overwhelming justification for a stop, followed by an officer’s reasonable suspicion that someone was engaged in criminal activity.
WHY COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ARE SURGINGJESSE MARXDECEMBER 22, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
As the Tampa Bay Times reports, this approach can provide algorithmic justification for further police harassment of minority and low-income communities.
HOW OUR DATA ENCODES SYSTEMATIC RACISMAMY NORDRUMDECEMBER 10, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
They called on the state’s attorney and chief of police to sign off on any no-knock warrant, and for the department to require additional justification for serving a warrant at night.
PR. GEORGE’S POLICE REFORM GROUP CALLS FOR MORE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES, SCRAPPING OFFICER PROTECTIONS IN MISCONDUCT INVESTIGATIONSKATIE METTLERDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
They may contact observers to request specific details about unusual sightings, point out misidentifications, or ask for justification about higher-than-expected numbers reported for a particular species.
HOW EBIRD CHANGED BIRDING FOREVERJESSIE WILLIAMSONDECEMBER 4, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Patients and families blame the staff when the coronavirus erupts in a building, believing, often with some justification, that employees have become infected by community spread where they live and shop, said Rufial, in Texas.
IN A RELENTLESS PANDEMIC, NURSING-HOME WORKERS ARE WORN DOWN AND STRESSED OUTWILL ENGLUNDDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
But, the iPhone 12—and the 12 Pro, which I’ll be focusing on in this review—have received some excellent hardware upgrades that provide a better justification to upgrade for most people than that little 5G in the top right corner of the display.
THE IPHONE 12 PRO IS A BIG UPGRADE EVEN WITHOUT THE 5G HYPESTAN HORACZEKOCTOBER 28, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This idea has at times served as a justification for his supporters to stock up on firearms and be on the lookout for enemies, an obviously fraught escalation.
FIVE FALSEHOODS SPURRING REPUBLICAN CONCERN ABOUT THE ELECTIONPHILIP BUMPOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
To some this might provide justification for the destruction of property.
A JUSTIFICATION FOR UNREST? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE BIBLE AND THE FOUNDING FATHERSLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 11, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Scientists had to use both males and females in NIH-funded research unless they could present a “strong justification” otherwise.
BIOMEDICAL STUDIES ARE INCLUDING MORE FEMALE SUBJECTS (FINALLY)BETHANY BROOKSHIREJUNE 9, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
Choose the synonym for trace
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WORDS RELATED TO JUSTIFICATION

  • acknowledgments
  • admissions
  • amends
  • atonement
  • concessions
  • confessions
  • defenses
  • excuses
  • explanations
  • extenuations
  • justifications
  • mea culpas
  • mitigations
  • pleas
  • redress
  • reparations
  • vindication
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