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In Wisconsin, for instance, children were presented with a box full of candidates that lawyers on either side had already thoroughly interviewed to serve on a grand jury. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "When 6-Year-Olds Chose Jury Candidates," 11 July 2019 In entrepreneur-friendly Stockholm, for instance, there was little opposition when e-scooters were first introduced. Washington Post, "Electric scooters have arrived in Europe — and a lot of people there hate them too," 10 July 2019 This is why tech entrepreneurs, for instance, do so well so early, and why older people have a much harder time innovating. Crystallized intelligence, in contrast, is the ability to use knowledge gained in the past. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, "How To Embrace Professional Decline," 10 July 2019 Experts could have testified, for instance, how McAnulty’s parenting was affected by her own abusive childhood decades earlier and that her lower-than-average intelligence and mental illness affected her decisions, the judge said., "Oregon’s only woman on death row to get new trial: Judge says he’ll throw out her child-torture murder conviction," 9 July 2019 Invesque, for instance, opposed MCA’s request to borrow up to $1.5 million from MCA owner Allied Integral United Inc. Patrick Danner,, "Memory Care strikes deal with landlord to exit bankruptcy," 8 July 2019 The Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Chardonnay, for instance, echoed many flavors in the burrata dish, not necessarily presenting a pure contrast, while still cutting against the burrata’s creaminess. Wine Australia, Bon Appétit, "How Three Aussie Gents Brought Australian Café Culture to New York City," 8 July 2019 In Mauritania, for instance, a paltry 21% of its 4 million people are online, according to data from the World Bank. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Mauritania blocked the internet over protests though just one in five people are online," 28 June 2019 In California, for instance, costs are an average of about $5,000 to $7,000 a month. John Caniglia,, "Rape of 95-year-old with dementia raises questions about Ohio’s assisted-living regulations for staffing, training," 23 June 2019

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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