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Defeat Worries Employers Who Rely on Immigrants By JULIA PRESTON Published: June 29, 2007 While the defeat of the Senate immigration bill was a dismaying disappointment to illegal immigrants and the groups that support them, it also created major worries for employers across the...
Bush May Be Out of Chances For a Lasting Domestic Victory By Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, June 29, 2007; Page A01 NEWPORT, R.I., June 28 -- He looked uncharacteristically dejected as he approached the lectern, fiddling with papers as he talked and avoiding...
House OKs own cost-of-living raise From Times Wire Reports June 28, 2007 The House voted 244-181 to give lawmakers a pay raise of approximately $4,400 that will increase their salaries to almost $170,000. The cost-of-living raise gets lawmakers back on track for automatic pay...
'MOST' TEACHERS ATTACKED OR ABUSED Most teachers have been attacked or verbally abused in the past 12 months, a survey has found. Some were threatened by pupils brandishing weapons, and others by parents, according to the research from the University of Leicester. While most...
Austin police commander sues, claiming racial discrimination Suit comes after he was bypassed for promotion. By Tony Plohetski AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, June 28, 2007 A veteran Austin police commander has sued City Manager Toby Futrell, former Police Chief Stan Knee and...
Fla. sheriff targets illegals By MELISSA NELSON -- Associated Press Writer Published: June 27, 2007 Last Modified: June 27, 2007 at 10:32 AM PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) The sheriff's department has developed a remarkably effective - and controversial - way of catching illegal...
Immigration Stance Is Costly for McCain By Michael D. Shear Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, June 28, 2007; Page A01 Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is not wavering on immigration. This week, he continued to stand firm with President Bush in seeking a Senate compromise on the...
Early class Friday? More sober Thursday, study finds By Beth Sussman, USA TODAY College students kick their weekends off early by drinking more alcohol on Thursday nights when they don't have Friday classes before 10 a.m., a study shows. The study, published in the July issue of...
Foreign students learn to love America Youths spent a year making friends and shedding prejudices By MIKE TOLSON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle For thousands of teenagers who had arrived in America 10 months ago on the first big adventure of their lives, Tuesday was the...