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Devices Enforce Silence of Cellphones, Illegally By MATT RICHTEL Published: November 4, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2 — One afternoon in early September, an architect boarded his commuter train and became a cellphone vigilante. He sat down next to a 20-something woman who he said...
Different Rules When a Rival Is a Woman? By ADAM NAGOURNEY and PATRICK HEALY Published: November 5, 2007 DES MOINES, Nov. 4 — A critical question in this campaign — how to run against a female presidential candidate, or as one — has burst into the foreground in the aftermath of...
Teenagers who refuse to work face on the spot finesJack Grimston TEENAGERS who refuse to work, attend training or go to school are to be issued with on the spot fines under government proposals. Any who still fail to comply would then be taken to court where they could face...
Clinton Regroups As Rivals Pounce By Anne E. Kornblut and Dan Balz Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, November 1, 2007; Page A01 After a rare night of fumbles by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination rushed to maximize the damage...
Workplace raids ensnare kids in net, too By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY For every two illegal immigrants arrested in a workplace raid, at least one child feels the effect, according to a study released Wednesday. In some cases, children spend at least one night without a parent and...
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — A child killer who lost his legs in a suicide attempt is suing the state prison system for $1 million after being denied artificial legs in prison, saying he was promised prosthetics in plea negotiations. According to the case filed recently in U.S...
Economic Impact of Spending 'Blackout' Protesting Government and Hate Crimes Likely Minimal Friday, October 26, 2007 By Catherine Donaldson-Evans and Kelley Beaucar Vlahos A civil rights advocate and talk radio host — with Al Sharpton's support — is urging Americans not to spend...
Heather Mills McCartney: I've Been "Pushed to the Edge" by Media Star says she is close to suicide, has received death threats. Heather Mills McCartney said Wednesday she had been pushed "to the edge" by lies in some newspapers, that she has been threatened with death and that...
Pilot, 1st Officer Slept While Approaching Denver, Lawmaker Says WASHINGTON — Lawmakers meeting about airline safety Wednesday heard about a government report that described a commercial pilot and his first officer falling asleep at the wheel 60 miles outside from Denver, and...