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1. Yet in the five minutes of that October speech in Florida, Thompson did the most to validate the chief criticism of his 2008 presidential bid: that he never had the fire in his belly to be a serious contender. (Washington Post, 22-01-2008)

2. Largely unnoticed was that the percentages for both measures did not change significantly between 2001 and 2005. In response to a request from The Washington Post, the CDC analyzed the data for that time period to validate statistically that the rates had leveled off, for all grades, for both boys and girls and across all racial groups. (Washington Post, 23-07-2007)

3. Under the law, employers need only to verify that a new hire present at least one "facially valid" form of identification. The overhaul simply created a huge fake-ID industry, while granting unscrupulous employers a ready defense since the government had no system to validate a document's authenticity. (Washington Post, 21-07-2008)

4. But officials told the inspector general that it could take three to five years to review and reconcile all invoices and validate all property records. DynCorp spokesman Gregory Lagana said the contract dealt with a complex program set up quickly in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. (Washington Post, 23-10-2007)

5. Equipped with the same technological equipment available at police stations, the vans — essentially mobile police offices — will provide similar services for citizens. Residents will be able to officially validate their signature and will also be able to report incidents as they do at traditional police stations. (Kathimerin, 02-05-2006)

6. Democrats have packed their convention schedule with speakers who will seek to validate Obama and create the image of a leader capable beyond his years and a worthy foe to McCain, a seasoned war hero. (Washington Post, 25-08-2008)

7. Much more research is needed, they say, to validate the effectiveness of the procedures. They worry that the operations will start to proliferate before their long-term safety and effectiveness have been proven, as often occurs with novel surgeries. (Washington Post, 04-05-2008)

8. Three hours before polling stations closed at 8pm (1600 GMT) on Sunday, the central electoral commission said the turnout had exceeded 44\%, more than the participation of a third of voters necessary to validate the poll. (Aljazeera, 28-11-2005)

9. Now that Chaudhry and other justices likely to rule against Musharraf have been replaced, the court is likely to validate his election. (Washington Post, 19-11-2007)

10. Hamdan to justice but also we're well aware that in doing that at the individual level it provides the first opportunity to test and validate this process," said Army Col. (Washington Post, 21-07-2008)

11. Gen Casey expects US forces in Iraq to be scaled down Dick Cheney, the US vice president, had criticised the Democrats, saying: "Absolutely the worst possible thing we could do at this point would be to validate and encourage the terrorists by doing exactly what they want us to do, which is to leave." But Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada said: "Demanding a change of course is not irresponsible. (Aljazeera, 23-06-2006)

12. Therefore, we fail to see a convincing case for increased oil prices leading to global recession, unless major policy mistakes are made by key monetary authorities. The other side of this coin is that oil demand may well continue to be strong notwithstanding higher prices, and “validate” ex post the new price levels, although logically we would have to assume that the rate of increase moderates. (Arab News, 17-11-2007)

13. "We are not in a position to validate the prime minister's future plans." U.S. military commanders say al Qaeda, blamed for most serious bombings in Iraq, has regrouped in northern provinces after being squeezed out of the western province of Anbar and from around Baghdad during security crackdowns last year. (Washington Post, 27-01-2008)

14. Although training has been conducted and equipment provided under the contract, the bureau is in the process of trying to organize and validate invoices and does not believe its records accurately show the reasons for most payments that were made, the report said. "As a result, INL does not know specifically what it received for most of the $1.2 billion in expenditures under its DynCorp contract for the Iraqi Police Training Program," Bowen said in a new 18-page report. (Washington Post, 23-10-2007)

15. Relying on thousands of cameras in nearly every cranny of the casinos, they evaluate suspicious behavior. They ping names against databases that share information with other casinos, sometimes using facial-recognition software to validate a match. (Washington Post, 22-10-2007)

16. "He said, the way we were going to validate the system was by getting convictions and good sentences," Davis said. (Washington Post, 21-10-2007)

17. The board had been due on Wednesday to validate those results, which give the EPRDF a majority in parliament, but last week announced a month-long delay due to the volume of complaints it has to investigate. (Aljazeera, 10-06-2005)

18. However, the ringleaders still face a court martial for conduct unbecoming as well as a civilian court on separate charges of mounting a coup attempt. Blind Rumors Security officials in Manila dismissed the supposed military takeover as “blind rumors” even as national police chief Arturo Lomibao on Tuesday placed police forces on a full alert status, convened the crisis committee, and directed the intelligence services to validate the reports. (Arab News, 15-12-2005)

19. Many diplomats involved in planning the meeting say it is simply intended to validate talks that are already proceeding between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over the contours of a Palestinian state. (Washington Post, 19-11-2007)

20. While an aide said his speech will focus on energy independence as a national security issue, Reid also may feel inclined to validate the political bona fides of the vice presidential nominee, who will speak two hours later. (Washington Post, 21-08-2008)

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