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The invisible 'double tax' tollway Texas 45 Southeast will have tolls even though tax and fee money is paying for all of it. By Ben Wear Monday, November 05, 2007 Lost amid all the talk these past few months about which proposed Austin toll road is or isn't "double taxation" has...
Shooting of theft suspects may test self-defense law By RUTH RENDON and PEGGY O'HARE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle In a case legal experts say may "stretch the limits" of the state's self-defense laws, a Pasadena man shot and killed two suspected burglars during a...
LAPD's Muslim mapping plan killed By Richard Winton and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers November 15, 2007 The LAPD on Wednesday abruptly scrapped a program to map the city's Muslim population, a major retreat for a department that said the system was needed to...
Parents Face Fines, Jail Time for Failure to Immunize School District Orders Parents to Appear in Court for Failure to Immunize By CULLEN DIRNER Nov. 14, 2007 A Maryland school district has ordered parents of more than 2,300 students to court Saturday for failure to immunize...
When Good News is No News By Victor Davis Hanson There's an old expression about war: "Victory has many fathers, while defeat is an orphan." But in the case of Iraq, it seems the other way around. We've blamed many for the ordeal of the last four years, but it is the American...
C.I.A. Officer Admits Guilt Over Hezbollah Files By PHILIP SHENON Published: November 14, 2007 WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 — A Lebanese-born C.I.A. officer who had previously worked as an F.B.I. agent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she illegally sought classified information...
Illegal immigrants won't get licenses in New York By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to abandon a controversial plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, his spokeswoman said Tuesday night. The Democratic governor has a...
Perry: Roe vs. Wade to fall under Giuliani Texan tells Iowans that candidate would pick justices to reverse ruling 10:34 AM CST on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 By WAYNE SLATER / The Dallas Morning News wslater@dallasnews.com CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought to...