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In the hormone-loaded, rejection-ridden world of reality dating shows, there are many variations on the old boy-meets-girl/girl-meets-boy scenario: Dashing boy meets lots of girls -- "The Bachelor." Scorned girl meets lots of boys -- "I Love New York." Bisexual girl meets 10...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dozens of Hurricane Katrina victims still living in FEMA trailer parks will have to find new housing by Friday, as the agency works to shutter the temporary facilities it set up after the 2005 storm. The move is intended to help the hurricane victims move into...
TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether a policeman violated a pregnant woman's civil rights when he used a stun gun to subdue her, authorities in this Dayton suburb said Thursday. The woman had gone to the police department Nov. 18 asking police to take custody...
WASHINGTON -- The man from Arlington, Texas, could barely contain his smirk as he looked into a computer video camera to pose a question of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Paul's followers talk about such conspiracy theories as "merging the United States with Canada...
Cellphones, laptops, digital cameras and MP3 music players are among the hottest gift items this year. For preschoolers. Toy makers and retailers are filling shelves with new tech devices for children ages 3 and up, and sometimes even down. They say they are catering to junior...
Earlier this year, the trustees of the 2,000-student Wimberley school district told the state they weren't going to pay into the school finance system that makes districts with high property values relative to their enrollments share tax revenue with poorer districts. Following...
New state data on student retentions show that only about one in five fifth-graders who fail the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills repeats the grade, even though it is required under the state law to curb social promotion. The law says students should pass math and...
UIL posts rules on school steroid tests Public input sought as coaches urge expansion of drug screening By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Parents who want to witness their kid's random drug test for steroids will have one hour to arrive at...