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A debt collector can call a person at work unless they have been told verbally or in writing that the debtor cannot take calls at work. However, the Federal Trade Commission protects consumers against bullying or calling at inappropriate times by bill collectors.

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      Q: What are some statistics on serial killers?

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      Q: What is the minimum sentence for arson?

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      Q: What is considered a Class D felony in Indiana?

      A: According to the law office of Ross G. Thomas, Class D felonies in Indiana cover crimes such as possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana or operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). Theft and criminal confinement also fall under this classification. Class D felonies are the lowest level of misdemeanor offense.
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      Q: Who are Israel's allies?

      A: Israel's closest diplomatic relations are with the United States. The country has diplomatic ties with 157 other countries including Egypt, Jordan and much of the European Union.
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      Q: What are the rights of the Filipino children?

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    • What are current United States protectorates?

      Q: What are current United States protectorates?

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