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Sports is fuel for friendship, study finds By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY That blockhead Charlie Brown was decades ahead of his time: He knew that an inability to excel in sports carried dire social consequences. Now a study suggests that children really do attach great social value...
Big Rise in Cost of Birth Control on Campuses By MONICA DAVEY Published: November 22, 2007 In health centers at hundreds of colleges and universities around the country, young women are paying sharply higher prices for prescription contraceptives because of a change in federal...
Salt Lake City — Authorities are speeding up their investigation of a state trooper who zapped a motorist with a Taser now that video of the traffic stop has been posted on YouTube, the Utah Highway Patrol said Wednesday. The video, taken from Trooper John Gardner's patrol car,...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Tuesday told high school students that when he was their age he was hardly a model student, experimenting with illegal drugs and drinking alcohol. Obama stopped by a study hall at Manchester Central High School and...
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether the District of Columbia can ban handguns, a case that could produce the most in-depth examination of the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" in nearly 70 years. The justices' decision to hear the case...
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Mike Guzman and thousands of other students say the best way to prevent campus bloodshed is more guns. Guzman, an economics major at Texas State University-San Marcos, is among 8,000 students nationwide who have joined the nonpartisan Students for...
A nanny was charged with injury to a child after an incident was caught on tape, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday. Robin Mayberry, 23, cared for two young girls -- Adelay and Avery Acquard, officials said. LINK TO FULL STORY
Baghdad Starts to Exhale as Security Improves By DAMIEN CAVE and ALISSA J. RUBIN Published: November 20, 2007 BAGHDAD, Nov. 19 — Five months ago, Suhaila al-Aasan lived in an oxygen tank factory with her husband and two sons, convinced that they would never go back to their...
Report: Crashes down at red-light camera intersections Figures from program's first 6 months show drop in accidents, tickets 08:11 AM CST on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News teiserer@dallasnews.com Dallas officials believe the city's...