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The evaluation is a kind of fishing expedition, in which doctors thread an array of electrodes into the brain and wait for seizures to occur to see whether surgery might prevent them.
The father of three hasn’t been seen since going on a regular morning fishing expedition.
The staff here is ready to do anything for guests, from looking after their pets to booking a clay shooting or fishing expedition.
And given the current atmosphere, these sorts of deep-sea fishing expeditions into everyone’s past are likely to become standard.
Prince: How is this germane to this fishing expedition?
The search warrant is nothing more than the kind of unreasonable and oppressive 'fishing expedition' the Kentucky Supreme Court has forbidden.
So committed is Trump to this fishing expedition that more resources are being poured into these activities even as the State Department as a whole faces massive cuts.
The other big problem here is that by allowing police to run every guest through a database, the hotel is also allowing the police to go on fishing expeditions in their search for otherwise law-abiding undocumented people.
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