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  • No definitive statements you cannot support.  Not all women swoon over Brad Pitt.  Many women swoon Brad Pitt. All women do not.
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May 12, 2014 – UPDATE: Communities Digital News is sensitive to and will reject any content filed that appears to have been written for the benefit of a paid contractor or employee.  Communities Digital News does employee experts in certain fields however coverage should be general and not defined to that writers company, person or clients.

Communities Digital News retains the right to accept or refuse to publish any article.  Communities Digital News retains the right to edit any article to meet guidelines, presently known or unknown.

Communities Digital News does report on the news and policy as it affects the conversation.  However when discussing sensitive issues, including gun ownership and law, political policy, LGBT issues, Immigration, or other issues, we require respect and balance in all articles.

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