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in the cross hairs

In a position in which other people are eager to criticize or attack. The CEO has been in the cross hairs of politicians and businesspeople alike for his recent comments on immigration.
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Summary: The deadly suicide attacks against Lebanese Army patrols in Arsal Friday show that the country is in the crosshairs of the Daesh (ISIS) and Nusra Front extremist groups.
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An investigator checked the hashtag #blacklivesmatter in Salem, and up came a tweet showing a man's silhouette in the crosshairs of a gunsight.
In his new book, "Ukraine in the Crosshairs" he explores the dangerous game they are playing.
The popular site with more than 100 million members as of January 2013 was where the photo of a Palestinian boy with his head in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle was shared.
Germany in the crosshairs: Tehran officials have been up in arms the last two weeks denouncing the Germany embassy for beating up an Iranian woman.
Israel's Centrist Kadima Party in the Crosshairs Over Livni, Mofaz Rift
A supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way has wound up in the crosshairs of a virtual
Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton is the personal testimony political affairs commentator, real estate career woman, and mother of two Kathleen Willey, who once approached Bill Clinton as a White House volunteer seeking a paying position, and had her trust in him shattered when he sexually assaulted her.
That puts the company in the crosshairs of a growing public-health debate over obesity, nutrition and marketing to children.
Also unique to the design is the fact that you now don't have to align each pin in the crosshairs other than the top pin.
Asia and Oceania are in the crosshairs; Gruma wants to bring corn flour, corn tortillas, wheat tortillas, snacks and related foods it makes to the Far East and beyond.
It is no accident, really, that all over the world it is the poor who bear the brunt of not only direct exploitation by other people--including environmental insults like nearby location of incinerators, industrial facilities and oil fields--but also of being in the crosshairs when disasters occur.
Anyone who cares about public schools should see "Public Education in the Crosshairs," the just-released first installment of a series of programs (video/DVD) called the No Child Left Behind Report.
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