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Congress Set for Veto Fight on Child Health Care By ROBERT PEAR and CARL HULSE Published: September 25, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 — President Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress prepared Monday for a showdown over the future of health insurance for more than 10 million...
Students: Teacher's style, not faith, led to firing By MEGAN HAWKINS REGISTER STAFF WRITER September 25, 2007 Students of a fired Iowa community college instructor say they were offended more by his brash teaching style than the remarks about the Bible that he claims led to his...
Boy hit by TV gets $19 million template_bas template_bas From the Associated Press September 25, 2007 CHICAGO -- A jury awarded $19 million Monday to a 13-year-old boy who suffered severe brain injuries when a television fell on his head at school. A TV bolted to a stand toppled...
Putting Money on the Table By ALEX WILLIAMS Published: September 23, 2007 FOR Whitney Hess, a 25-year-old software designer in Manhattan, the tension that ultimately ended her recent relationships was all right there, in the digits on her pay stub. The awkwardness started with...
Hillary weathers Sunday morning grilling By: Ben Smith Sep 23, 2007 01:28 PM EST Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton beamed her way through a barrage of questions from five political talk show hosts Sunday morning, appearances that offered some details of her plans on health care and...
New York Times Says It Violated Policies Over MoveOn Ad By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, September 24, 2007; Page A08 After two weeks of denials, the New York Times acknowledged that it should not have given a discount to MoveOn.org for a full-page...
Movie time for the 21-and-over crowd By P.J.Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer September 24, 2007 ROSEMONT, ILL. -- -- Tricia and Robert Holman strolled through the lobby of a new movie theater past a cluster of teenage boys talking loudly on their cellphones. The...
Obama Floats Social Security Tax Hike Democratic Presidential Candidate Suggests Taxing Those Who Make More Than $97,000 Per Year By TEDDY DAVIS Sept. 22, 2007 Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is considering a major tax hike on the rich to shore up the nation's Social Security system...
Clay sports offered after class A new pilot program will give Texas students a chance to compete in team target shooting events By TERRI LANGFORD Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle When 16-year-old Ryan Sijansky heard his high school was about to introduce a new sport that would...