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    In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 file photo, people participate in the memorial walk after a Georgia Right to Life rally in Atlanta on the 39th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision. AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz

    Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate

    Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts one involving U.S.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Big Bang: A big questionmark for most Americans

    Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    LETTER: Be fair to patrons of both Fond du Lac pools

    On Monday, April 14 The Reporter had an article in it that upset a lot of people. It was the article about the two Fond du Lac swimming pools opening for the summer.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    LETTER: Parkside students say 'thank you' for help

    We would like to thank you for all your help with our collection of box tops. With the help of the Fond du Lac High School students and you, the Fond du Lac community, we have been able to send in 16,297 box tops so far.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    PUBLIC OPINION: Most Americans are ignoring stocks

    Nearly three out of four Americans continue to shun stock markets, according to a new survey released Monday.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Boston bombing revisited: Little government response

    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    LETTER: 'Abortion is true cruelty'

    This letter is in response to the editorial by Susan Estrich titled 'Abortion fight, 40 years later,' published in the Thursday, April 3 issue of The Reporter.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    POLITICS: Videographer vows more oversight on politicians

    The cameraman behind the video that led Republican state Senate President Mike Ellis to announce that he would not seek re-election has a message for politicians across the country: You could be next.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    GUEST COMMENTARY: Happiness is your local public library

    Do you know what happiness is?

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    LETTER: Card Shack owners say 'thank you'

    The Card Shack is closed. This is a bittersweet note that I write. I can't say that I haven't enjoyed my 28-plus years in the store.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Tom Petri campaigns in 1974 when he challenged Democrat Gaylord Nelson for one of Wisconsin's two Senate seats. Petri walked some 1,200 miles across the state and estimated that he talked to 150,000 to 200,000 people during the campaign. The Reporter file photo

    Editorial: Petri has served 6th District with quiet distinction

    Growing up in Fond du Lac during the 1950s, Tom Petri's days were not unlike those of countless other boys living in the city: He delivered newspapers for the Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter and, among other odd jobs, painted houses and shoveled snow.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    MONEY & POLITICS: Big money backfires in local races

    One day before the U.S.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    LETTER: Cheers to Fond du Lac High School Music Department

    I think the Fond du Lac High School Music Department deserves a big pat on the back for outreach to St. Lawrence Seminary to help them after their tragic fire.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    LETTER: Follow Europe's lead on roundabouts

    I agree with Robert Bruni's letter in The Reporter recently. Europeans realize that roundabouts aren't safer and the U.S. should follow suit.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Famous Kennedy name to be on Connecticut ballot

    Ted Kennedy Jr. has had his famous name bantered about for years as a potential candidate for high political office as he worked for the disabled, campaigned for others and gave a stirring eulogy for his father.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    GUEST COMMENTARY: Children of Fond du Lac need our help

    In the summer of 2013 almost 250 low-income children and their parents were able to enjoy swimming together at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Pool or Taylor Park pool because they received pool passes through the Pool Pass Project.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    LETTER: Letter was filled with bitterness

    The published letter, 'Right now America is in a sorry state.' The writer, Dave Otterson. My reaction, disgust.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: 'Dear old golden rule days' have certainly changed over the years

    I'm thinking about a couple of stories I read some weeks back.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    GUEST COMMENTARY: Put elections back in the hands of 'We, the people'

    'What's surprising isn't that you can buy politicians, it's just how cheaply you can buy them!' That's an old joke, but it's not funny anymore.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Are 'religious viewpoint' laws needed in public schools?

    Remember the hue and cry last fall when a Tennessee teacher told a fifth-grader that she couldn't write about God as the person she admired most?

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    PUBLIC OPINION: Most Americans say filing taxes is easy

    Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? You're not alone, but you're in the minority.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    NEWS ANALYSIS: More women are staying home with young children

    Nearly three in 10 American mothers are now stay-at-home moms who don't hold a job outside the home, reversing a long-term decline that hit its low point in 1999, a new survey finds.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    LETTER: Money is not equal to speech

    Unfortunately, equating money with speech means that some people have a much louder voice than others. Only 591 donors nationwide gave the maximum allowable amounts in 2012.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    NEWS ANALYSIS: Gains made in health insurance sign-ups

    A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released this week has found.

    • Apr. 7, 2014

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